Utah's powder... Where does it come from? Why is it the greatest ever? For many snow enthusiasts, the only question is "Where do I find it?" We've compiled a short list of Utah's best powder stashes and shared experiences of other powder hounds and snow bunnies prone to getting the #PowderFlu. If you're new to The Greatest Snow on Earth® or just hoping to better unlock its secrets, we've called in the experts to help you find the right skis for Utah's unique conditions and explain the science behind the snow. Powder skiing is not for everyone. But for everyone who can't get enough, a Utah ski and snowboard vacation starts here. 

Deep Powder Stashes: Locals' Iconic Utah Powder Picks


"Long, steep and sustained, High Rustler is well worth the long traverse. A total icon." @sierraquitiquit
Local Pick
High Rustler, Alta
Great skiers from across the world dream of the long, steep pitch of Alf’s High Rustler after a huge storm. With its imposing pitch and prominent visibility from the base of the mountain, this iconic run at Alta Ski Area is at the top of the steep and deep bucket list.
Local Pick
North Baldy, Snowbird
Snow blows in deep on this legendary descent at Snowbird Resort. Imagine 1,200 vertical feet of 40-degree pitches, tree-lined chutes and rugged cliffs above a hanging snow field. For those who like to charge hard, this is a must ski.
Local Pick
Jupiter Bowl, Park City Mountain
It’s no surprise The Salt Lake Tribune crowned Jupiter Bowl "Utah’s favorite ski run." From the openness of its Main Bowl, to the pines on Portuguese Gap, to the exhilarating steeps of West Face, Jupiter is a treasure trove of fluffy, white goodness.
Local Pick
Shug'r Bowl, Powder Mountain
Steep, untouched and unbelievable, Shug’r Bowl is pure mountain bliss. Accessible only by snowcat, it’s like a VIP room for powder hounds and exactly what you would expect from a resort with powder in its name.
Local Pick
Honeycomb Canyon, Solitude
With some of the best off-piste terrain in Utah, Honeycomb Canyon is even sweeter than it sounds. Drop in for some steep tree action, cruise through its chutes and then coast to the Summit Lift for another lap.



Perfect Skis for Perfect Powder

Excited about skiing Utah but not sure if you're properly equipped? A local expert can help:


The Science Behind The Greatest Snow

Utah's signature powder snow is all about "floatation" and there is a science to it.

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