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Salt Lake City: Guided Wasatch Range Ice Climbing

1. Salt Lake City: Guided Wasatch Range Ice Climbing

Discover some of the most famous ice climbing routes in the West on this full or half-day adventure from Salt Lake City. Learn how to climb and explore the area with your professional guide. Experience routes within the Cottonwood, Maple, or Provo Canyons which will be customized according to the experience level of your group. Select the half-day tour which is perfect for first-timers or those who have only a little previous experience - giving you a sampler of single pitch ice climbing. The adventure will take place in Little Cottonwood Canyon within the Wasatch range or in Provo Canyon south of Salt Lake City. The exact location depends on weather conditions and your group skill level. Alternatively, choose the full-day tour which allows time to do different climbs, work on technique, practice basic climbing, and belaying skills. Climb in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Provo Canyon or Maple Canyon, based on weather conditions and your group skills. Start the tour by meeting your guide in Salt Lake City, from where you will be transported in a comfortable vehicle to the ice-climbing venue. Listen as the guide explains how to use the climbing equipment including ice axes and crampons and the belaying technique properly. Then, get kitted out with helmets and harnesses. As you begin to climb, your guide will set up a top-rope belay for you and give you instructions on improving your technique. The instructor will adjust the rest of the session in accordance with your group's climbing ability and enthusiasm. Finally, conclude the tour with a return transfer back to Salt Lake City where you will be dropped off at the original meet up point.

Salt Lake City: Wasatch Backcountry Skiing with Lift Ticket

2. Salt Lake City: Wasatch Backcountry Skiing with Lift Ticket

Depart from Salt Lake City with a convenient private transfer and set off for the Wasatch Mountains in Utah just outside the city.  Enjoy a memorable day of skiing with lift-access included. Meet your professional skiing guide who will guide you for the day and has more experience in this terrain than just about anyone. You might be paired with a guide such as Noah Howell of 'Powderwhores' named one of the 50 icons of backcountry skiing, or Andrew McLean, the man who wrote the 'The Chuting Gallery'.  During the tour, explore either the Big Cottonwood or Little Cottonwood Canyon, depending on your skills and experience. Your guide will take you to the very best powder that these world-class canyons offer. Experience some of the best backcountry skiing routes which lie right outside the resort boundaries. Lifts provide fast access to this high mountain terrain and allow you to easily reach the uppermost elevations. At the end of the day, benefit from a comfortable return transfer back to your accommodation in Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake City: Cottonwood Canyons Backcountry Ski Tour

3. Salt Lake City: Cottonwood Canyons Backcountry Ski Tour

On the day of your trip, meet your guide in Salt Lake City and drive to the venue that best fits your needs for an optimal experience. Before hitting the slopes, your guide will make sure your gear is in proper working order and will begin to instruct you on the basics of staying safe in the backcountry. This will include a brief avalanche safety demo, going over how to use a beacon, probe, and shovel, and a brief explanation of avalanche terrain and its characteristics. The skiing technique will be taught to maximize your efficiency when touring in the backcountry. Your group's skiing ability and enthusiasm will determine the rest of the day and the terrain you will cover. The day will conclude by driving back to the original meet up point. Classic Introductory Tour: Choose this option if you’ve never skied or snowboarded in the Wasatch Mountains before. This experience will get you up high to the best views of the mountain range with the shortest approach. The tours will take place in either Little or Big Cottonwood Canyons depending on the snow and where the best skiing can be found. The day will include approximately 1,500-2,500 feet of climbing and riding. Intermediate Tour: Experience the Central Wasatch Mountains and go where the best snow can be found. Start in Little Cottonwood Canyon, followed by skiing down into Big Cottonwood and eventually working your way back up and over into Little Cottonwood again. The tour will be approximately 3,000 to 5,000 feet of climbing and riding. Advanced Tour: Explore multiple peaks of the Wasatch Mountains, drainages, and slopes on the same day. Advanced Tours will focus on covering a wide variety of terrain and searching out wherever and whatever the best skiing of the day may be.


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