Backcountry

Oquirrh spring skiing on Lowe Peak

Backcountry ski touring in the Oquirrh Mountains below Rocky and Lowe Peak . (Skier: Jon Strickland. Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

The Oquirrh Mountains, Salt Lake City’s “other” range on the west side of the city, is like the redheaded stepchild that gets no love compared to the Wasatch. But despite the range’s confusing access because of an obscene amount of…

Backcountry skiing Lone Peak

The gang ascends the south face of Lone Peak, with Utah Lake and the city far below. (Photo: Mike DeBernardo)

Lone Peak is one of those iconic, Wasatch mountains that just begs to be skied. If you look at her from the south as she rises high above the town of Alpine, gigantic ramps of south-facing slopes call out. Every…

Backcountry skiing Box Elder Peak

Box Elder Peak

Years ago, on a mission to ski/rappel down the Northwest Couloir of The Pfeifferhorn, I first laid eyes on Box Elder Peak. After a long ascent up Red Pine Canyon in Little Cottonwood, my touring partners and I crested the…

New Backcountry Enthusiast Magazine Announced

But it all led to this. Worth it. (Photos: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

Backcountry skiing and snowboarding has exploded in popularity in recent years, both in user numbers and sales of backcountry-specific gear. In response, a new backcountry skiing and splitboarding-centric magazine will hit newsstands later this year. Ascent – Backcountry Snow Journal…