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The Creme-de-la-creme of backcountry skiing in Bountiful Utah!

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8,466' 2,580 m


5,579' 1,700 m


2,919' 890 m


346' 106 m



Avg Slope (6°)


Max Slope (28°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Please stay on the designated trail until you reach Rudy's Flat. Failing to do so may jeopardize our access to the trail.

Need to Know

It is possible to exit B-ridge by connecting to the Mueller Park Trail, then skinning this back to Rudy's Flat. This has some major disadvantages, however, to just going back the way you came along the ridge.

First, it requires potentially unsafe traversals of avalanche-prone slopes. Second, it is far too easy to miss the Mueller Park Trail when it is buried in untracked snow. Third, if you go too far to the northwest, it will take longer to skin the Mueller Park Trail back to Rudy's Flat than it would to simply take that trail to the mouth of Mueller Park Canyon, at which point you'll need a ride.


Essentially the north side of City Creek Canyon, from Rudy's Flat to Grandview Peak, Bountiful Ridge represents what may be the Creme-de-la-creme of backcountry skiing in Bountiful Utah! As the beauty and accessibility of this place become more widely-known, it's becoming harder to get first tracks, especially along the ridge east of Black's Peak where Powder-Bird guides have historically tracked everything out for their clients. This withstanding, tours here still require enough effort to keep many people away, and Powder-Bird guides, so far, have left the ski terrain west of Black's Peak alone.

The route outlined on the map is the most conservative approach I've found thus far in my travels here. It proceeds as follows.

Parking below the snow-plow turn-around at the end of Canyon Creek Drive, skin up the North Canyon Road, which eventually becomes a trail. Enjoy the trail as it travels through quaking aspens and dense evergreen forest until it eventually winds its way around to a well-known clearing called Rudy's Flat. This is a junction point where the North Canyon Trail, Mueller Park Trail, City Creek Canyon Connector, and the trail to Grandview Peak, all meet together. Take a moment to admire the beauty here, then leave the flat heading east through more evergreens toward Bountiful Ridge.

Emerging from the evergreens, this is where your route-finding skills for avalanche risk management, and for not getting lost, become essential. In order, as you skin the ridge west to east and south to north, you'll come across the following points of interest: Tele-Hill, Dead-Tree Peak, Rectangle Peak, Crescent Peak, Mark's Ghost Peak, Black's Peak, Flap-Doodle Peak and all the glorious bowls in between. Black's Peak is the cusp of the route shown, west of which lie the so-called Big-Drop runs, often overrun by Powder-Bird guides.

Generally, I ski the bowls north-west of B-ridge, (each of which has a wide range of aspects), and ascend the ridges connecting to each previously named peak along the main ridge. You'll get the most number of laps in if you think ahead and re-use your skin tracks wherever possible.

Note that aspects constantly change run-to-run, and mid-run. Keep this in mind when assessing avalanche risk.


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Spencer Parkin with improvements by AWR Trust

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Bountiful area is notorious for short runs and long, brushy approaches. Don't wear your Tiffany's purchased ArcTeryx or it's likely to be destroyed.
Mar 23, 2019 near North S…, UT
Here's some crappy skiing, coughing and sniffling by yours truly. At the very least it can give you an idea of what it's like up there.
Dec 31, 2019 near North S…, UT
Sunset while exiting B-ridge.
Apr 3, 2022 near North S…, UT
I think this is looking down Crescent Ridge. Great ski runs are to be had left and right of it. The ridge itself is a good ascent option, though it gets steeper and steeper near the top.
Dec 23, 2018 near North S…, UT
At the top of Rectangle Peak in white-out conditions, getting ready to ski down in the worst possible style.
Dec 27, 2018 near North S…, UT
Great skiing from the top of Flap Doodle.  Note the Junipers.  This photo is facing north.
Dec 23, 2018 near North S…, UT


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Apr 3, 2020
Robbie K
Road is dirt, snow begins where the road turns into trail. Skintrack is mostly snow covered but still rough. Skiing wasn't great. 5mi
Jan 31, 2020
Grant Hughston
Bountiful to Rudy 6mi — 9h 40m

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