Snowshoeing - Albion Basin Trail (Guide Conference) 4/17/21

Updated: Apr 23, 2021

Just outside Alta ski resort are fields of powder to play in!

Drive: I-15 north, east 9000 s, up Little Cottonwood Cyn to Alta Ski Resort at the end of the road, upper parking lot. Meet at the east end of the parking lot. Trailhead

Activity:

Snowshoeing Clinic - 1 mile total. Start at the Albion Basin Rd. Discuss avalanche danger, hypothermia, frostbite. Demo and practice stride and breaking trail techniques. Snowshoe to powder area with slope and demo and practice uphill techniques and switch-backing. At top of slope demo and practice downhill techniques.


Gear: Snowshoes, poles (optional), waterproof boots, short and long sleeve synthetic shirt, liner pants, ski pants, fleece jacket, rain/wind jacket, gloves, hat, goggles, sunscreen, small backpack, 1-2 L water, 2-3 snacks


Rentals: Snowshoe package - snowshoes/overshoes/poles ($10 UVU Outdoor

Adventure Center)

Snowshoes ($10 BYU Outdoors Unlimited, $16 Alta)

Poles ($5 BYU Outdoors Unlimited)

Gaiters ($3 BYU Outdoors Unlimited)

Overshoes ($5 BYU Outdoors Unlimited)

Sample Itinerary:

4 pm - Discuss winter safety

430 pm - Demo and practice strides/walking uphill

530 pm - Demo and practice downhill

6 pm - back to trailhead