Skiing in the La Sals
Winter brings a quiet solitude to the La Sal Mountains, lyrca is substituted for wool and hiking boots for snowshoes and skis.
Most of the winter recreation begins just above 9000 ft. at the Geyser Pass parking area and trailhead. The road to this point is regularly plowed. Beyond this the road is closed between December 15th and May 20th to all motorized traffic except over snow vehicles. Accessible from this trailhead are several miles of Nordic trails that are groomed and maintained by the Lower Utah Nordic Alliance (LUNA). Also accessed from this trailhead are endless opportunities for Backcountry touring.
Explore the high elevation terrain of Gold Basin and surrounding peaks or enjoy acres of lower angle wooded runs. Winter views are spectacular and the experience of skiing high above the red rock desert is one of a kind. Our Geyser Pass and Gold Basin yurts allow for unparalleled access to winter recreation; snowmobiling, snowshoeing, fat biking, skiing and sledding are just some of the options the whole family can enjoy.
Please note we strongly recommend if traveling into the backcountry everyone in your party is equipped with avalanche rescue equipment including beacons, probes, and shovels and has the knowledge of how to use them. Cell phone coverage is not reliable and help is often hours away.
For more Information about winter recreation in the La Sals please visit:
USFS – http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mantilasal/recarea/?recid=73168
USFS – https://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Forest-Service-Manti-La-Sal-National-Forest/879461288799152
LUNA – https://www.facebook.com/luna.moab
Utah Avalanche center – https://utahavalanchecenter.org/
- 02 Sep 2015
- Backcountry skiing
- Exploring the wilderness