Wasatch Backcountry Skiing app & map

The Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Map is a full-color paper map that compliments the website, Android app, and iOS app. It is available as a one-sided wall map and a folded map. The map includes the names of almost 1,000 backcountry locations in the Central Wasatch.

Central Wasatch Map

The maps here depict the existing conditions and the backcountry terrain that is threatened by One Wasatch. The Central Wasatch is unique in size and terrain. Included is a comparison in size to Colorado and the Western Alps. Ski Resort expansion in the Central Wasatch threatens to eliminate what little backcountry terrain exists today.

Avalanche Report

The Utah Avalanche Center (UAC) exists to keep people on top of The Greatest Snow On Earth® by providing avalanche forecasting, education, and awareness throughout the state of Utah.

Road & terrain closures

Plan ahead for your trip to the Cottonwood Canyons by checking out the traffic dashboard, the UDOT Traffic Cameras in each canyon, digital signs and road weather forecasts.

Resort Parking

Snowbird Resort and Alta Ski Area are located in Little Cottonwood Canyon (SR-210). Brighton Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort are located in Big Cottonwood Canyon (SR-190). Each resort has individual visitor management policies and parking systems. Learn more through the UDOT Cottonwood Canyons page.

Roadside Parking

To help you navigate the Cottonwood Canyons, scroll down for a milepost location map, public transportation information, roadside parking, overnight parking information and other road resources provided by UDOT.

NO GONDOLA yard signs

If you hike, bike, ski, photograph, or enjoy water from the Wasatch (where almost all water in Salt Lake County comes from), please join in the effort to stop Interconnect. A $5 minimum donation to cover sign costs is appreciated.

Powderbird Ops

Wasatch Powderbird will post their heli operating plan for the next day.

Ski Kind

The Backcountry Responsibility Code developed by Winter Wildlands Alliance. To Ski Kind means to lead with your best self in the skin track, around the parking lot, up on your local mountain, or wherever you find yourself gliding over snow.

Grief Resources for Mountain Athletes

This past winter, we hosted a community event, Mountain Resilience: Navigating Grief, Long-Term Injury, and Identity Crisis in the Backcountry. Here is a list of mental health resources for mountain athletes from the event.

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