Backcountry Adventures


Utah is well known for its top-rated winter resorts, but you might ask: What's beyond the boundaries? Utah's backcountry and sidecountry are tremendous draws for adventurous skiers and riders thanks to abundant powder snow conditions, diverse terrain and the promise of untracked slopes. Utah's national forests and other scenic places also lure snowshoers, cross-country skiers, snowmobilers — even kite skiers.

In fact, Utah is a top destination globally for winter sports and offers renowned terrain to fit every interest. Both the backcountry and sidecountry can be enjoyed extensively and safely in the right conditions and with the right understanding of Mother Nature's power and potential. Explore some of the adventures below and learn more about avalanche safety in order to safely go "Beyond the Boundaries."

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Beyond the Boundaries

Get expert advice, guides and current conditions for Utah's epic backcountry.

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Elevated Adventure Beyond the Resorts

Utah's easy access also applies to the array of off-the-slopes activities from kite skiing to bobsledding.

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Utah's Bucket List: Expert-Only Ski Runs

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