People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Type of Trip
The Wasatch Mountains, in Utah, are a loved destination for skiers. In fact, they come from around the world looking for the most amazing snow. The backcountry options are endless, the terrain is extremely varied, snowfall is abundant, and the scenery is simply breathtaking! Join me and let’s leave our marks on untracked powder.
In particular, I will guide you in the Big & Little Cottonwood Canyons, famous for their beauty and first class snow throughout the season.
I propose a completely customized ski trip in the Wasatch Range. I will adjust the itinerary and program to meet your goals. Besides enjoying fantastic ski days, you will leave with new skills and know-how.
Whether you are looking for an introduction to backcountry ski, or if you have some or vast experience, this is the place to be!
For beginners of course I plan easier itineraries with short ascents (up to 750 meters in total during the day) and if possible, with some great powder.
If you already have some backcountry experience, I can define a more demanding program chasing the best snow. In general terms, we will ascend up to 1500 meters and ski during up to 7 hours. I like to start in the Little Cottonwood Canyon to then make our way down to the Big Cottonwood, and finally ascend back to the Little Cottonwood again.
And if you are looking for an advanced tour, the opportunities in the Wasatch Range are outstanding! We can ascend up to 2500 meters and spend a long ski day going up and down multiple peaks. I will take you to as many different places as possible in a day.
We will meet at a previously specified location and go over the plan for the day. Before starting the adventure, we will check the equipment and review necessary backcountry techniques. And then we are off for a fantastic ski day! Besides, I will also give you advice on techniques and movement throughout the day.
Tempted to ski in this paradise? Please send me a request! We will discuss your level and you goals for this trip, and I will plan the program accordingly.
Price per person per day
- Guiding fee
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
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!