Wasatch Mountains, UT Report: Immaculate Snow On Super Fun Terrain

Miles Clark | BackcountryBackcountry | Conditions ReportConditions Report

Report from December 15th, 2019

Brought to you by Alpenglow Expeditions

We cruised out into the backcountry of the Wasatch Mountains of Utah today and the snow was simply immaculate.

The Wasatch recently got a couple feet of snow and today was the first sunny day and it was stunning.

On our walk up a speed flyer buzzed us and we were impressed.

Ben fully shacked. image: snowbrains

Our first lap was in immaculate snow on some damn fun terrain.

We dropped in, skied fast, hopped around, slashed knolls, and kept it mellow.

We kept it nice and mellow due to significant avalanche danger today in the Wasatch.

Ben dropping in. image: snowbrains

We saw two avalanches on our way up the mountain including a lower than expected avalanche and an avalanche in Toledo Chute.

Sadly, a snowboarder died in an avalanche in the lift-accessed backcountry of Park City ski resort today.

The avalanche danger in the Wasatch was rated at “CONSIDERABLE” today, which is the avalanche danger rate the most people die under.

Buried… image: snowbrains

We were very fired up after our first lap so naturally, we went for another.

We watched a low-down fog roll in the rise then envelop us and begin to snow.

The 2nd was even better than the first, but it was snowing at this point and the light was a bit tough.

Ben up sparkles. image: snowbrains

We got back to the car tired and happy.

“It’s pizza thirty,” ben told me.

I couldn’t agree more I thought.

Pizza in bed! image: snowbrains

Next thing I knew, I was eating a delivery pizza in bed.

The good life.

He he.

This is what happens to your car if you leave it for a week at Alta. image: snowbrains


image: noaa, 12/16/19

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