If leg-burning steeps, epic bowls, spine tingling chutes, every sized cliff you can imagine, oh, and some of the best powder skiing in North America, sounds like a ski vacation up your alley, then the Snowbird expert skiing offerings are sure to please. With expert skiing composing 35-percent of Snowbird’s 2,500 acres, the terrain options feel endless.
On powder days, most locals will avoid the long Tram lines, opting for the Peruvian Express lift, which gets them to the good much faster. Peruvian Gulch offers expert skiing world-class skiing, in fact the Freeride World Tour holds their championship event in this section of the mountain. From the lift you can cut into the High Baldy Traverse and access the Fields of Glory, and further down, the open powder fields around BlackJack Traverse. If you do opt for the Tram, be sure take advantage of the Cirque Traverese. From there you have your pick of which side of the resort you want to ski. Drop off the ridge skier’s right for Middle Cirque, which offers small, fun chutes and steep skiing. Drop in higher, on skier’s left for Regulator Johnson, where you’ll find open, powder fields, great for arching turns. If you stay on the traverse, further down you’ll find Wilbere Bowl, which offers well-spaced, small pines, steeps and interesting terrain nuggets.
Access Gad Valley and its smaller bowls, via the Little Cloud Lift or Gad 2 Lift. Little Cloud will drop you off at the Road to Provo on skiers right off the lift. From Road to Provo you can get into the short, narrow Rasta Chutes, or stay high and head into the wide, open space of Baldy Bowl. Gad 2 Lift accesses Red Lens Line and Thunder Bowl.
For expansive bowl skiing, drop into famed Mineral Basin, which you can access from the top of Little Cloud Lift, the Tram or Peruvian Express via the Tunnel. Cliff jumpers have options in Hamilton Cliffs and Flora Cliffs, found on skier’s right side of the basin. Expert skiers looking to take it up a notch, have “extreme” options in the Bookends, which are accessed via a traverse, on skier’s right side of the bowl, and in Livin’ the Dream, which is a series of chutes on the backside of Alta’s Mount Baldy. If you’re just looking to pick your way down this gorgeous basin, then Chamonix Chutes and Lone Star are great options.
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