Best Snowboarding in Alta

Looking for the best snowboarding in Alta? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Alta. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Spring Backcountry Ski Alta Ski Area

    Still have the skiing itch but it's late in the spring and the resorts have closed and the other backcountry skiing areas have melted? No problem, just head up to Alta Ski Area and get some amazing backcountry corn skiing laps in.  Drive up Little...

    5 miles 1800 ft gain

  • Snowshoeing Twin Lakes Pass

    Starting at the parking lot near the Albion Basin gate, travel up the summer road until the second switchback. Just past the second switchback and cabins, leave the summer road heading east. The Trail heads northeast into Grizzly Gulch. It should ...

    4 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Backcountry Ski Grizzly Gulch

    To get to the Grizzly Gulch trailhead, drive up Little Cottonwood until you reach Alta Ski Resort. Keep left along the road and park in the upper Alta parking lot. Head up the cat track with all the cats and snowmobiles parked to the side. About 1...

    1.5 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Ski Little Cottonwood Canyon

    It's no secret that Little Cottonwood Canyon (LCC) is home to some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the lower 48, if not North America. What many people are not aware of is the extremely easy and quick access from Salt Lake City.Enter the Da...

  • Backcountry Ski Suicide Chute on Mt. Superior

    First of all it's not as scary as it sounds, or as scary as it looks. That being said it's a steep chute in dangerous avalanche terrain so only experienced skiers with backcountry skiing knowledge/equipment should attempt this route.Suicide Chute...

    0.6 miles 1245 ft gain

  • Snowboard or Ski Guardsman Pass

    If you want to escape the crowds and get in some nice powder, then a hike up Guardsman Pass is well worth the effort. To reach the trail, park on the side streets just below the gates to avoid the no parking signs and keep your tires just on the r...

  • Backcountry Ski USA Bowl

    To get the the trailhead, drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon until you reach the upper entrance into Solitude Ski Resort. You can park on the road just below the entrance to the resort. Across the street is a road called Old Stage Road, this is where ...

    1.6 miles 1700 ft gain

  • Backcountry Ski Willow Fork

    Willow Fork is just across the mountain from Solitude Ski Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon. You can access Willow Fork from a few different trailheads; either from the Willow Heights Trailhead or across the street from both the lower and upper Soli...

    3 miles 1700 ft gain

  • Backcountry Ski Beartrap Fork

    You can access the trailhead to Beartrap by driving up Big Cottonwood Canyon 10.4 miles and parking on the right side of the road. You will see the "Bear Trap Fork Rd" sign on the left side of the road, this is where the trailhead begins. Make you...

    4 miles 2016 ft gain

  • Ski or Snowboard Pink Pine Ridge

    Arrive at the White Pine Trailhead early and start up from the main trailhead. Stay on that trail until you hit the river (Most of the time the river is buried, so look for a sign sticking up out of the snow) and the fork to go up to White Pine or...

  • Backcountry Ski White Pine Fork

    The White Pine Trailhead is up Little Cottonwood Canyon on the south side of the road just before you get to Snowbird Ski Resort. The parking lot fills up very quickly so an early start is recommended. The skin track starts in the southwest corner...

    7 miles

  • Backcountry Ski Days Fork

    Days Fork is on the south side of Big Cottonwood Canyon behind the Spruces parking lot. The trail head begins on the south west corner of the parking lot. The approach to Days Fork is long, but gradual. Continue south along the skin track until yo...

    3.2 miles