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  1. #1
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    How's the spring backcountry in Ogden UT?

    Looks like I'm moving to Ogden and I'm a lifelong Colorado ski mountaineer, whose favorite thing is skiing couloirs and big descents April - June.

    Is there any snow left in the ogden area in late spring? What are the big peaks of the area? Do most ogden skiers go south for peaks like nebo and timp that time of year?

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    4/10 Ogdens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    4/10 Ogdens.
    That's not very many ogdens

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    I'd stay in Colorado. Spring skiing in Utah isn't very good.

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    There's a lot of thick bush in the lower elevations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    There's a lot of thick bush in the lower elevations!
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    paging whyturn...

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    Last I checked the mountains around Ogden are about 3-4000 feet short of Colorado's peaks. But then again how often did you drive 30 minutes to go skiing in Colorado?

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    In good snowpack years (this year), it's pretty good. But as mentioned, we suffer from low trail head elevation, so be prepared for long hikes to the snow line and character building exits. Our mountains don't hold many secrets for mountaineering type lines as most can be seen from the valley (either upper or lower). I'd also temper your enthusiasm about skiing around here in June, it'll exist, but you'll start to question whether the juice is worth the squeeze at that point.

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    I just had a blast from the past looking through my google photos. Here’s some old Ogden stoke:

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    Ok, so that last one may be the Tetons...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    Ok, so that last one may be the Tetons...
    The first one though... Made me froth at the mouth a bit!

    Edit: is #3 the famed banana chute?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    I just had a blast from the past looking through my google photos. Hereís some old Ogden stoke:

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    that is like -3 Ogdens right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post

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    This is the southwest face of big ben no?

    Definitely good skiing in the northern Wasatch and the Bear Rivers from my limited experience, I just wouldn't bank on June, or May for that matter. Snowbasin does have one of the better uphill policies in the state and post lift served season seems like a good time to check out the mt ogden cirque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    The first one though... Made me froth at the mouth a bit!

    Edit: is #3 the famed banana chute?
    Nope, #3 is on the east side of that same massif though, and is also visible from a major interstate freeway.

    Now I have to dig up a photo of the Banana chute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRUTAH View Post
    This is the southwest face of big ben no?
    Nope. Damn, now i have to dig up a photo of the south face of Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    There's a lot of thick bush in the lower elevations!
    booner thicc, sage&shrub or both?
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    How's the spring backcountry in Ogden UT?

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    paging whyturn...
    We are spoiled. We have leather couches and approaches from parking lots.

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    But itís still work.

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    Big open bowls

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    I donít live in Ogden but when I tour itís usually in the north.
    Last edited by whyturn; 04-18-2019 at 07:06 AM.
    I need to go to Utah.
    Utah?
    Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?

    So after 15 years we finally made it to Utah.....


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    Middle Earth, FTW

    Go ski Ben Lomond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hott Butt Mud View Post
    Middle Earth.
    Ding

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    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    Ok, so that last one may be the Tetons...
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