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8 mi 13 km of descents 15 Featured Ski Lines

Easy Trails 12 Trails Intermediate Trails 23 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails

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Featured Ski Lines in Big Cottonwood - 15

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Favorite Arriving in the sunshine in Greens Basin!
Intermediate/Difficult

Peak 9699

1.6 mi 2.6 km • -1,499 ft Descent • -456.95 m Descent

(1) Alta, UT
Favorite This was taken at the start of the Powder Parkin ski run looking south.  The drainage shown is the Powder Park 1 area.  More great skiing can be had left of the photo (out of view.)  Desolation Lake is over and behind the ridge front and center.
Easy

Powder Parkin

0.2 mi 0.4 km • -312 ft Descent • -95.09 m Descent

(1) Snyderv…, UT
Favorite Approaching Reynolds from the NE Ridge
Intermediate/Difficult

Reynolds East Face

0.2 mi 0.3 km • -307 ft Descent • -93.47 m Descent

(5) Alta, UT
Favorite Lots of nice tracks and some sloppy tracks in the middle. Guess which ones are mine.
Intermediate

Powder Park

0.2 mi 0.3 km • -353 ft Descent • -107.51 m Descent

(1) Snyderv…, UT
Favorite This was taken from the top of the cone looking north.  Runs drop from the peak seen on the ski-line into the Lake Desolation drainage, but they are steep and much more avalanche-prone than PP3.
Intermediate

Cone to Bear Trap (aka Japanese Trees)

0.8 mi 1.2 km • -909 ft Descent • -276.95 m Descent

(1) Alta, UT

Ascents in Big Cottonwood - 22

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1.6 mi 2.6 km #1USA Bowl
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Alta, UT
2.5 mi 4.0 km #2Patterson Ridge
Difficult
Alta, UT
Difficult
2.5 mi 4.0 km Alta, UT
0.8 mi 1.4 km #3Powder Park 3 Access
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.4 km Alta, UT
0.6 mi 0.9 km #4Reynolds Peak North Shoulder
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
0.6 mi 0.9 km Alta, UT
1.8 mi 3.0 km #5Desolation Lake Route
Easy
Alta, UT
Easy
1.8 mi 3.0 km Alta, UT
2.7 mi 4.4 km #6Peak 10,420 via Guardsman Pass
Easy
Alta, UT
Easy
2.7 mi 4.4 km Alta, UT
0.5 mi 0.7 km #7Powder Park Route
Easy
Alta, UT
Easy
0.5 mi 0.7 km Alta, UT
2.2 mi 3.6 km #8Beartrap Fork
Easy/Intermediate
Alta, UT
Easy/Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.6 km Alta, UT
2.4 mi 3.8 km #9Mill D North Fork
Easy
Alta, UT
Easy
2.4 mi 3.8 km Alta, UT
0.8 mi 1.3 km #10Scott's Pass to Asia Bowl
Intermediate
Park City, UT
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Park City, UT
0.6 mi 1.0 km #11Beartrap Fork to The Cone
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
0.6 mi 1.0 km Alta, UT
0.5 mi 0.8 km #12Beartrap Aspens
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.8 km Alta, UT
0.3 mi 0.5 km #13Beartrap West
Intermediate
Park City, UT
Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.5 km Park City, UT
0.3 mi 0.6 km #14Tom's Hill Approach
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.6 km Alta, UT
1.0 mi 1.5 km #15Scott's Backdoor Approach
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.5 km Alta, UT
0.6 mi 1.0 km #16Beartrap Glades
Intermediate
Park City, UT
Intermediate
0.6 mi 1.0 km Park City, UT
0.4 mi 0.6 km #17Weathering Heights Approach
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.6 km Alta, UT
1.8 mi 2.8 km #18Circle All (Circle Awl) Peak
Easy/Intermediate
Alta, UT
Easy/Intermediate
1.8 mi 2.8 km Alta, UT
1.3 mi 2.0 km #19Peak 10,420
Easy/Intermediate
Alta, UT
Easy/Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.0 km Alta, UT
0.8 mi 1.4 km #20Willow Heights
Easy
Alta, UT
Easy
0.8 mi 1.4 km Alta, UT
2.0 mi 3.2 km #21Mill F to Park City Ridgeline
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.2 km Alta, UT
2.6 mi 4.2 km #22Peak 9699 Approach
Intermediate/Difficult
Alta, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
2.6 mi 4.2 km Alta, UT

Photos of Big Cottonwood - 19

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Approaching Reynolds from the NE Ridge
Mar 13, 2015 near Alta, UT
On Peak 9699.
Oct 21, 2016 near Alta, UT
Arriving in the sunshine in Greens Basin!
Oct 21, 2016 near Alta, UT
This was taken from the top of the cone looking north.  Runs drop from the peak seen on the ski-line into the Lake Desolation drainage, but they are steep and much more avalanche-prone than PP3.
Mar 9, 2019 near Alta, UT
Here's some more terrain in the PP3 area, and yes...more of my crappy skiing.
Mar 9, 2019 near Alta, UT
Here is some more crappy skiing by yours truly. This may give you an idea of the terrain in the Powder Park 3 area.
Mar 9, 2019 near Alta, UT
Whoever this guy is, he can't ski worth crap. This is starting from the top of the cone.
Mar 9, 2019 near Alta, UT
WARNING: This video contains extreme skiing of the awesomest kind.  Parent guidance is suggested.
Mar 9, 2019 near Alta, UT

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