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7 mi 12 km of descents 14 ski lines

Easy Trails 7 Trails Intermediate Trails 25 Trails Hard Trails 5 Trails

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ski lines in Big Cottonwood - 14

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Favorite Arriving in the sunshine in Greens Basin!
Difficult

Peak 9699

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

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

Snyderv…, UT
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

Weathering Heights

0.4 mi 0.6 km • -669 ft Descent • -204.02 m Descent

Alta, 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

Alta, UT
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

Scott's Backdoor

0.5 mi 0.8 km • -561 ft Descent • -170.88 m Descent

Park City, 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

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

Snyderv…, UT
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

Short Swing

0.5 mi 0.9 km • -1,295 ft Descent • -394.63 m Descent

Alta, UT

Ascents in Big Cottonwood - 23

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1.6 mi 2.6 km #1USA Bowl
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
Alta, UT
2.7 mi 4.4 km #2Peak 10,420 via Guardsman Pass
Easy
Alta, UT
Easy
Alta, UT
2.5 mi 4.0 km #3Patterson Ridge
Difficult
Alta, UT
Difficult
Alta, UT
0.8 mi 1.4 km #4Powder Park 3 Access
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
Alta, UT
0.6 mi 0.9 km #5Reynolds Peak North Shoulder
Difficult
Alta, UT
Difficult
Alta, UT
1.8 mi 3.0 km #6Desolation Lake Route
Easy
Alta, UT
Easy
Alta, UT
0.5 mi 0.7 km #7Powder Park Route
Easy
Alta, UT
Easy
Alta, UT
2.2 mi 3.6 km #8Beartrap Fork
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
Alta, UT
2.4 mi 3.8 km #9Mill D North Fork
Easy
Alta, UT
Easy
Alta, UT
0.6 mi 1.0 km #10Beartrap Glades
Intermediate
Park City, UT
Intermediate
Park City, UT
1.0 mi 1.6 km #11George's Bowl Skinner
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
Alta, UT
0.5 mi 0.8 km #12Beartrap Aspens
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
Alta, UT
0.8 mi 1.3 km #13Scott's Pass to Asia Bowl
Intermediate
Park City, UT
Intermediate
Park City, UT
0.6 mi 1.0 km #14Beartrap Fork to The Cone
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
Alta, UT
1.0 mi 1.5 km #15Scott's Backdoor Approach
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
Alta, UT
0.3 mi 0.5 km #16Beartrap West
Intermediate
Park City, UT
Intermediate
Park City, UT
0.3 mi 0.6 km #17Tom's Hill Approach
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
Alta, UT
0.4 mi 0.6 km #18Weathering Heights Approach
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
Alta, UT
1.3 mi 2.0 km #19Peak 10,420
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
Alta, UT
1.8 mi 2.8 km #20Circle All (Circle Awl) Peak
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
Alta, UT
0.8 mi 1.4 km #21Willow Heights
Easy
Alta, UT
Easy
Alta, UT
2.0 mi 3.2 km #22Mill F to Park City Ridgeline
Intermediate
Alta, UT
Intermediate
Alta, UT
2.6 mi 4.2 km #23Peak 9699 Approach
Difficult
Alta, UT
Difficult
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