Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Utah – Jared Hargrave


Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Utah by Jared Hargrave

From classic to near-secret Wasatch tours, and from the high peaks of the Unitas to the dry, deep powder of the Bear Rivers in the far north, Hargrave offers thorough coverage of the state’s backcountry. The options range across skill levels and interests, with intermediate tours, more adventurous lift-accessed terrain, and ski and snowboard mountaineering routes. Hargrave also explores lesser known and less crowded ranges in the east and south of the state.This comprehensive guide features:

  • 99 backcountry routes–each researched, skied, and board-tested
  • Detailed route descriptions with maps and photos
  • Varied selection of day trips and overnights
  • Distance, skill required, starting and highest elevations, best season, avalanche information, and route -finding notes for every tour
  • Regional overviews with info on road conditions, permits and fees, land managers, and resources
  • “Tours-at-a-Glance” chart to make route selection easy
  • Tips on equipment, mountain hazards and safety, preparation, planning, and more

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Jared Hargrave averages more than 70 ski days a year, which adds up to a ton of local knowledge. He’s exactly the ski partner you’d want to show you the best backcountry routes, from those you can hit on a pre-work dawn patrol to multiday overnight trips. Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Utah includes tours in the central Wasatch as well as the Uintas, Henry Mountains, and more. As with all books in this series, this Utah guide is designed for intermediate to expert skiers or boarders. Each route includes the following elements:

• Detailed route description
• Driving directions from nearest major town or junction
• Trip rating
• Trail distance
• Estimated trip time
• Skill level
• Recommended season
• Avalanche routefinding notes
• Map/permit info
• Starting point elevation
• High point elevation
• Alternate route options

The guide also includes resources for avalanche, weather, and road conditions; land managers relevant to the routes; ski/snow reports; and general safety information, as well as a foreword by one of Utah’s premier avalanche experts, Craig Gordon.

333 pages

ISBN: 9781594858314


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