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Powder Park III

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0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
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Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -523' -160 m
High: 9,203' 2,805 m
Low: 8,679' 2,646 m


Avg Slope: 30% (17°)
Max Slope: 32% (18°)
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Avalanche risk for Nov 26, 2017: Low

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.

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Low angle slope with an easy approach.

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Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

Start on top of "the cone" for the best run. You'll know it when you see it.

Note that this place gets skied out very quickly after and even during a storm. Your best chance at fresh pow here is to hit it on a weekday when most people have to work.


Powder Park III is a great low angle slope that holds snow well. It is a perfect destination for a first time tour in the Wasatch. The whole Mill D North Fork area has relatively low avalanche danger and is a good environment to practice your pits and get some good turns in.

There are several ways to access this slope, the most direct being via Short Swing. From the top of Short Swing keep traversing the ridge and "the cone" will come into view. Descend into the saddle and then up to the top of the cone. There are always more than a few skin tracks that will bring you to the top, however. For the most part, you can pick any one that you see before the Y in the Mill D North Fork trail.

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Feb 4, 2018
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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
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
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
Here's some more terrain in the PP3 area, and yes...more of my crappy skiing.
Mar 9, 2019 near Alta, UT
On wet snow days, getting to the top of the cone may be a bit of a challenge.
Mar 8, 2019 near Alta, UT


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