Tag Archive for Skiing

Backcountry skiing Tom’s Hill

Tom's Hill has low angle, creamy turns - perfect for high avy days. Skier: Mason Diedrich

Tom’s Hill is one of many backcountry ski areas in the ever popular Mill D North Fork of Big Cottonwood Canyon. Open spaces, glades, and low-angle slopes are the main features of this little knob amongst larger brothers like Reynolds…

Avalanche victim Garrett Smith remembered

Garrett Smith, the 26-year-old who was killed in an avalanche on March 26, 2011. Image courtesy the Smith Family.

For backcountry skiers and snowboarders, it’s always tough to hear about an avalanche fatality in Utah’s mountains. It’s even more disturbing to discover that the touring party was experienced and did everything right, but even then, a life was lost.…