Backcountry skiing and boarding near Ogden
Since I'm looking more and more into buying a splitboard, now I'm curious about the backcountry options near Ogden.
What are some good places? Is it easy to skin a trail up Taylor Canyon?
11-14-2011 08:42 AM
Take an Avy 1 course, make sure you have a beacon, shovel and probe and a partner to tour with. Keep up to date with the UAC site daily on the conditions. You have a wife and a kid right Beech? If you plan to travel out of bounds, I would suggest the above.
There is a ton of stuff north and south of Powder Mountain and the backside of the Wasatch north of Snowbasin has some sick lines too. But be careful, that early season stuff we got has rotted, and all the new snow will be like a brick on a potato chip. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is out there.
Good points. I need to take a safety course.
But of course, that is if I ever get a splitboard. Are they common enough that rental shops will have them?
I am not sure who would rent a split? Maybe a guide service?
Originally Posted by Sombeech
I might suggest looking on KSL.com, I have seen them $500-800 range complete. Which is a steal.
Don't go alone Beech. I was with a crew of four highly trained backcountry travelers on my last trip. I have taken some courses, but these guys are snow science. They work at Voile and they never buy a season pass, they only tour.
I guess I should have put it like this: "Besides having rescue gear, make sure you tour with a partner who can search and find you and dig you out in time, if you are caught and buried in a slide."