Winter is just around the corner and while cruising the groomers and indulging in the apres scene is always nice, there’s nothing like hitting the backcountry for a dawn patrol and earning your turns. Start waxing your ride, dust off the old skins, and get ready to hit up one of these 5 epic backcountry skiing adventures.
Photo: Sam Watson
If you didn’t know, Utah claims the title of “The Greatest Snow On Earth.” The rip off of Barnum and Bailey Circus aside, the snow in Utah is as light and fluffy as you’ll ever ski and this is just one of many epic spots to get your face shots in. Learn more.
Photo: Chelsea Gribbin
If you’ve never spent the night in a yurt, it’s something you have to try. These yurts also happen to be right in the perfect spot to head out on any backcountry skiing tours. Learn more.
Photo: Amy Kesic
Herman Gulch is a popular destination for hiking in the summer with amazing wildflower displays, but in the winter it’s arguably more beautiful and an amazing destination for backcountry skiing and snowshoeing. Learn more.
Need to restock your winter gear supply? Backcountry.com has everything you need and more.
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