Backcountry Ski

The Best Backcountry Ski Trails in United States

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Photo of HALF DOME 2022 real description NIKOLAI HERVAS NH Photo of Crested Butte - Red Lady Photo of Butlers fork - Gobblers Knob - Porter Fork
  • Crested Butte - Red Lady

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Crested Butte, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    5.82mi
    Elevation +
    2887f
    TrailRank
    54| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Crested Butte - Red Lady Photo of Crested Butte - Red Lady Photo of Crested Butte - Red Lady

    [EN]Fantastic back country ski trail nearby Crested Butte, we went up to the locally known as Red Lady peak, through a private property area that the hard work of locals has avoided until nowadays to become a mine. It is...

    This is a safe and great ride up to Red Lady's summit. There's a small shelter at the end of this trail where you can ch...
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  • Butlers fork - Gobblers Knob - Porter Fork

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Pine Lodge, Utah (United States)
    Distance
    8.00mi
    Elevation +
    4557f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Butlers fork - Gobblers Knob - Porter Fork Photo of Butlers fork - Gobblers Knob - Porter Fork Photo of Butlers fork - Gobblers Knob - Porter Fork

    Lovely long tour, starting from Little Cottonwood Canyon. Two drops off the Gobblers Knob ridge (beautiful views from the ridge) - first down Bob Sled, then down Gobblers Knob - and then an exit to Mill Creek Canyon. (Th...

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  • Paradise to Panorama point - Mount Rainier NP

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Paradise, Washington (United States)
    Distance
    3.50mi
    Elevation +
    1434f
    TrailRank
    25

    SUMMARY We were here 05 march 2019 For this trip you will need basic tourski or snowshoe skills. The path is not well marked in winter so you must be able to find your own way up. The way down is over a moderate, ope...

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  • Big Thompson - Cub Lake Loop RMNP

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Fall River Estates Subdivision, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    6.11mi
    Elevation +
    1207f
    TrailRank
    25
    Photo of Big Thompson - Cub Lake Loop RMNP Photo of Big Thompson - Cub Lake Loop RMNP

    An easy loop up the canyon of the Big Thompson, along a ridge to Cub Lake, then back down to Moraine Park

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  • Mt. Wolverine loops from Alta

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Powder Ridge Condominiums, Utah (United States)
    Distance
    6.17mi
    Elevation +
    2897f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo of Mt. Wolverine loops from Alta

    Rather random track as I was alone in mist and falling snow. But two nice faces to ski, easily accessed from Alta ski resort.

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  • Mt. Foraker, Sultana Ridge Route

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Petersville, Alaska (United States)
    Distance
    15.26mi
    Elevation +
    12211f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo of Mt. Foraker, Sultana Ridge Route

    GPS track by Woojung Foraker Expedition led by Daeshik Won who is a Korean. Mr. Won reached on the summit of Mt. Foraker(5,303m) which is the second highest mountain in the Alaska Range on May 30, 2008.

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  • Devils Punchbowl, June Lake, CA

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    Backcountry Ski
    near June Lake Junction, California (United States)
    Distance
    5.54mi
    Elevation +
    1132f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo of  Devils Punchbowl, June Lake, CA  Photo of  Devils Punchbowl, June Lake, CA

    This is an undeveloped (free) area of forests and valleys that lead to the large punchbowl crater, in the series of the Mono Craters. Mono Lake is just north and the June Lake turnoff from 395 is your starting point. Par...

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  • Tatoosh range

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Nisqually Vista, Washington (United States)
    Distance
    5.62mi
    Elevation +
    1414f
    TrailRank
    21
    Photo of Tatoosh range Photo of Tatoosh range

    High risk avalanche day. Attempted to reach the saddle between castle peak and pinnacle but left due to lack of time and conditions.

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  • Mt Tamarack

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Sundown Town, Nevada (United States)
    Distance
    4.29mi
    Elevation +
    1194f
    TrailRank
    20

    We started from Mt Rose trailhead near Mt Rose meadows and just hike up to the summit of Tamarack. Once at the top we snowboarded down.

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  • Stevens pass - Jim hill

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Berne, Washington (United States)
    Distance
    6.61mi
    Elevation +
    2159f
    TrailRank
    19
    Photo of Stevens pass - Jim hill

    Next time, follow trail all the way to the lake, then follow gps tracks on this entry. We didn’t make it to the top. No energy left from detour.

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  • Emmas Ridge + OingoBoingo

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Powder Ridge Condominiums, Utah (United States)
    Distance
    2.76mi
    Elevation +
    2126f
    TrailRank
    16

    From Little Cottonwood Canyon, near Alta, up to Emma's ridge going roughly up Emma#1, skiing down the north side (much better snow) down Oingo Boingo - lovely steep straight descent, picked up a ski track going up Two Do...

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  • Ashcroft Linley Hut

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Ashcroft, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    5.05mi
    Elevation +
    630f
    TrailRank
    16

    Couldn’t find the hut Mostly skinning. Limited skiing. But fairly safe from an avalanche perspective as below trees

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  • Hagas gorge

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Onawa, Maine (United States)
    Distance
    3.41mi
    Elevation +
    807f
    TrailRank
    16

    Cross-country ski, snowshoe winter visit to Hagas Gorge. Ran out of time - didn't quite make it to "the jaws" unfortunately.

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