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1-Day Advanced backcountry skiing in Salt Lake Valley, UT

Wasatch

Join one of our certified guides for an advanced backcountry ski trip in Utah and discover the amazing powder of Salt Lake Valley!

Not specified

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Fit

Advanced


Description

Calling all advanced backcountry skiers for a 1-day trip to Utah! This will be a refreshing excursion for those of you looking to meet other advanced backcountry skiers.

Utah is located in the Western pocket of the United States, and houses some of America’s finest nature, including its mountains. On this day-trip, you will get to experience this firsthand, as we make our way through some of the less-traversed ski spots.

We start off the day reviewing safety provisions and making sure that we are aware of what to do when skiing in this remote area. Once that has concluded, our experienced guides will choose a route based on a variety of different factors such as weather forecast and participant input, and our routes cover a range of drainages, bowls, peaks, and glades. Once out there, all of us hit the slopes for an active 8-hour day!

This trip is designed for advanced backcountry skiers, so please only sign up should you fit the bill.

So, if you are an advanced backcountry skier looking to meet some people at your skill-level and scale some powdered peaks, this is the trip for you! And if you enjoy backcountry skiing in Utah’s mountains, feel free to check out another one of our 3-day backcountry ski trips in Wasatch!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

price does not include: taxes


About the guide

Twin brothers Damian and Willie Benegas are two of the most respected climbers and mountaineers that Patagonia has produced. They boast an impressive 20 years' experience climbing and guiding expeditions in the Seven Continents, including tailor-made trips and group tours.

Benegas Brothers Expeditions' track record is proven by its outstanding safety and summit rates and the fact that clients keep coming back year after year.

It was their father's love for mountaineering and the outdoors that inspired Damian and WIllie as children to pursue their own adventures. Aconcagua and the mountains in northern Patagonia became their training ground and the place where they established themselves as world-class alpinists.

BBE was founded in 1992 and over the course of 20 seasons has guided clients from all over the world around the 4 corners of the world. The Benegas Brothers offer personalized adventures by prioritizing small groups in which family values and environmentally-friendly policies are of essence.

Join their expeditions in Patagonia, the Andes, the US and all over the world!

Languages

English

Certificates

AMGA | IFMGA

Residence

Sandy, Utah, USA


What people are saying about Benegas Brothers Expeditions

alex klinovsky

5.00

January, 2023

My guide Joseph was exceptional. His combination of local knowledge, avalanche expertise, trip/route planning, photography, and his fun, positive attitude made for an unforgettable experience. I’ll be back 100% !

John Litherland

5.00

January, 2023

Willie Benegas was a superb guide for our first BC ski adventure in the Wasatch. Friendly and highly competent, he accurately assessed the conditions and our ability, and planned a trip that was both challenging and fun. Highly recommended!

Vas Ketavarapu

5.00

March, 2022

The backcountry ski trip with Willie was awesome! He called me the day before the trip to explain where we were going to go and what we were going to do. Given that the weather was going to be cold, he brought along a thermos flask that I could put hot tea in. On the second day, he shared his thermos of hot tea with me since I didn't take the thermos. The snow conditions were a bit variable but Willie did a good job finding some good powder (especially the second day where we were able to ski 18 inches of untracked powder on an east facing bowl). The skinning part on the second day was extremely challenging because it was on a 32-34 degree slope with about 12 inches of fresh powder and it made the kick turns rather exciting. Willie really helped by using his shovel on each of the kick turns to make it a bit easier for me to make the turn. Willie also provided some coaching tips along the way both on the skinning as well as on the skiing part. He was also able to accurately judge what kind of terrain would work for my skill/fitness level and push me to that level! Willie was also a great companion. He has traveled all over the world and has had some interesting experiences which he shared. All in all, I had a really good trip with Willie.

Chris Lowe

5.00

February, 2022

Very quick, attentive and personable service and was adaptable to my changing needs. The guide was very professional and organised, great communication and some fantastic ski tours in a new mountain range. Great all round. Many thanks.

David Berton

5.00

January, 2022

We had an excellent experience with Willie Benegas, he was knowledgeable and inclusive and would by all means join him again.

Paul Wolf

5.00

February, 2021

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