The fourth edition of the Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Map is at the printers. The updated map has hundreds of minor improvements (a handful of new location names, improvements to dozens of run names, a slope scale was added to the legend, the ski area boundaries and lift locations were updated, the lat/long lines are darker, etc). Orders placed today will be shipped on December 3, 2019.
The Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Map is a full-color paper map that complements the Wasatch Backcountry Skiing desktop map and the mobile apps. The paper map is 24x36 inches, double-sided, and printed on waterproof paper. Watch this three-minute video for a quick look at the map and to learn about its unique index.
This one-of-a-kind map costs only $13.95. All profits from the sale of the paper map are donated to organizations that promote avalanche safety or the preservation of the Wasatch mountains. (I only deduct hard costs such as printing.)
If you purchase this map, you may also want to get the Avalanche Slope Ruler.
You can buy the map at Black Diamond, the Salt Lake City REI, Skimo Co, and Wasatch Touring (these stores pass all proceeds to the Utah Avalanche Center). You can also buy the map from Steve's online store (where you can choose the charity to receive the profits) and from the Utah Avalanche Center's online store. (Do you already own the map? Learn how to fold it.)
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Here's a portion of the map near the top of Days Fork. The red shading identifies slopes that are 30°
or steeper. (You can measure slope angles yourself using the Avalanche Inclinometer.)
The paper map includes an index to almost 1,000 backcountry
locations. You can use the "grid coordinates" to find a location on the paper map or use the "online number"
to display the location on WasatchBackcountrySkiing.com. For example, visiting
https://WBSkiing.com/4020 (as shown below) will display Hobbs Chute
on the desktop map.
You can buy the map at Black Diamond, the Salt Lake City REI, Skimo Co, and Wasatch Touring (these stores pass all proceeds to the Utah Avalanche Center). You can also buy the map from Steve's online store (where you can choose the charity to receive the profits) and from the Utah Avalanche Center's online store.