Skiing the Wasatch Mountains

Any level
1 day
All ages
1–4 people
Overview

The wonderful Wasatch Mountains are not to be overlooked! Located on the Western edge of the Rockies in Utah, they are insanely close to Salt Lake City. Fly in and go skiing within an hour of arriving. Not bad, right? Not to mention there's many who consider it some of the finest powder around.


Come on and go skiing in the Wasatch Mountains!

Utah’s Wasatch mountains are home to world class skiing and the greatest snow on earth.

Choose from lots of great adventures here from slackcountry skiing (backcountry via ski lifts) to full day backcountry tours!

Your guides will custom tailor your adventure to meet your comforts and desires, whether you’re looking for steep couloirs or low angle meadows. You name it, your guides will help you find it!

When you sign up for this program, you’ll experience the mountains on different terms than other programs found in area. Escape from the crowds and head into the backcountry and find better snow and wilderness. In the backcountry your knowledgeable guide can find powder snow weeks after it has become hard and icy in the area. If there’s a snow storm, it’ll be even better! Trust us.

Is this program for you?

Your guides offer instruction and tours tailored to your skill level, fitness level and desires. You’ll learn how to use all of the equipment, how to prepare for a tour, uphill and downhill techniques, and avalanche awareness. Beginners, consider yourselves in excellent hands. For those of you who’ve been around, your guides will definitely deliver the goods!

Where we are
What's included
  • All guiding fees
  • Permit fees
Equipment

When you book your trip, we'll send you an equipment list.

Why book through 57hours?

We’re an adventure loving, rock climbing, tech company that loves all things outdoors-y. Why spend days looking for the right guide and adrenaline rush, when we can (and already did) do it for you? Want a serious guide for a challenging backcountry tour? We know a bunch. How about a guide to show you around the Alps? Check. Maybe your kids want to ski and won’t stop going on about it until you book them a trip. Yes, we know guides who are great for beginners, too. Oh, yeah, every guide we know prioritizes SAFETY and FUN. Book with 57hours, we’ve done your work for you. You’re welcome.

Guides running this program

Todd Passey

Todd, a Utah native, grew up with a strong passion for skiing and playing in the mountains. Looking to incorporate this passion into a profession, Todd attended the University of Utah and earned a bachelors degree from the Parks and Recreation department. He worked in the outdoors as a wilderness instructor teaching survival skills in the Utah desert for many years. In 2000 he began mountain guiding, and has been sharing his passion of the mountains with others ever since.

Todd’s guiding has taken him to many corners of the globe including Alaska, Asia, Antarctica, Europe, South America and the Western U.S. He is a fully certified IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide. Other training and certifications include Avalanche level III and Wilderness First Responder.

When climbing with Todd one immediately feels a sense of safety and trust. Todd is a strong and highly competent leader with years of experience leading large expeditions and one on one guiding. He is a skillful teacher and enjoys helping folks accomplish their climbing aspirations.

Some of his notable ascents include Denali’s Cassin Ridge, a first ascent of the 5000’ west face of Mt. Vinson in Antarctica, and the Walker spur on the Grand Jorasses in the Alps.

When he is not traveling, Todd enjoys spending time at home in Salt Lake City, Utah, climbing and skiing the Wasatch with his wife, climbing partner and fellow guide, Winslow

Willie Benegas

Willie spent his youth climbing in Patagonia with his father and twin brother, Damian. This served as a strong background for the rest of Willie’s career, which really took off when he and Damian moved to the United States when he was 21. Willie and Damien headed straight for the big walls of Yosemite. In the years that followed they made over 80 ascents of El Capitan. Each year Willie has returned to Argentina to guide trips on Aconcagua, which he has climbed over 50 times. These ascents include the difficult south face and a speed record that he held for five years.

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