Backcountry skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, Utah

Join Todd, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for a 1+ day privately guided trip skiing the stunning backcountry of the Wasatch! With options for beginners to expert skiiers, the program will be tailored to your skill level, interests, and preferences!




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Wasatch Mountains

People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec

Type of Trip

Private and Group


  • Local guide who knows the best routes depending on your preferences

  • Tailored to the individual with options for beginners to experienced skiiers

  • Enjoy the world class snow of the Wasatch away from the resort crowds


Escape the resort crowds and discover the majesty of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains from the backcountry as we explore the range from our skis during a privately guided trip!

Conveniently located just outside of Salt Lake City and known for world class snow and great amenities, Utah’s Wasatch Mountains are a great destination for skiiers of all levels. The backcountry of the Wasatch offers endless terrain filled with fresh powder and pristine wilderness that is the perfect setting for your next outdoor adventure.

I offer privately guided trips through the backcountry for skiers of all levels and interest. As a local guide, I know all the ins and outs of the area. Whether you prefer steep couloirs or gentle tree runs, there is ideal terrain for everyone. We even have the option for ski mountaineering descents or “slackcountry skiing,” which is taking a lift up and skiing out-of-bounds on the way down.

I will customize the adventure based on your interests, fitness level, and snow conditions on the ground, and offer half-day trips all the way to multi-day trips. I am also happy to guide beginners or those new to backcountry skiing. I will make sure you have the training you need, including how to prepare for the backcountry, the necessary gear, uphill and downhill techniques, and avalanche awareness and safety.

Book now for completely customized, privately guided adventure – I look forward to exploring the backcountry of the Wasatch with you!

I also offer other adventurous ski trips around the world: Sail & ski in Svalbard, Norway, Backcountry skiing + heliski in Valdez, Alaska, or 10-Day Carstensz Pyramid Climb, One of the Seven Summits!


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Price per person, per day

Group of 1
400 USD

Group of 2
255 USD

Group of 3
210 USD

Group of 4
185 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
 Includes: Professional guiding services, liability insurance, permits and licensing

Next departures

For private groups contact the guide
Next datesInfo
27/03/2020 to 30/03/2020
03/04/2020 to 06/04/2020

Other details

Skill level required

All Levels

Fitness level required

Open to everyone


About the Guide


A Utah native, Todd grew up with a strong passion for skiing and playing in the mountains. Looking to incorporate this passion into a profession Todd attended the University of Utah and earned a bachelors degree from the Parks and Recreation department. He worked in the outdoors as a wilderness instructor teaching survival skills in the Utah desert for many years. In 2000 he began mountain guiding, and has been sharing his passion of the mountains with others ever since.

Todd’s guiding has taken him to many corners of the globe including; Alaska, Asia, Antarctica, Europe, South America and the Western U.S. He is a fully certified IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide. Other training and certifications include Avalanche level III and Wilderness First Responder.

Climbing with Todd one immediately feels a sense of safety and trust. Todd is a strong and highly competent leader with years of experience leading large expeditions and one on one guiding. He is a skillful teacher and enjoys helping folks accomplish their climbing aspirations.

Some of his notable ascents include; Denali’s Cassin Ridge, a first ascent of the 5000’ west face of Mt. Vinson in Antarctica and the Walker spur on the Grand Jorasses in the Alps.

When he is not traveling Todd enjoys spending time at home in Salt Lake City, Utah climbing and skiing the Wasatch with his wife, climbing partner and fellow guide.



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What People are Saying


I have booked the backcountry ski for 3 days and did only 1/2 - 1 day. Hiking uphill is much too exhausting for me, although I am in reasonable condition. For sure this must be much better communicated towards customers, that they need in ultimate condition. So spending 1200 USDollars and having only \'1 day done\' is not a great experience. Can I get some of the money back?
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Todd is a very experienced guide who knows the area like the palm of his hand. He tailored a plan that adapted perfectly to the conditions and our group, and he got us to some great powder even after 1 week since the last snowfall! We had a great time and I will for sure call Todd again next year when I return to Utah!
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