It’s often a good sign when you wake to the sounds of avalanche blasting. That’s how Day One at the Solitude Mountain Resort stop of the GORE-TEX Backcountry Basecamp began. Some eight inches of snow fell the night before, but in the backcountry, where John from Utah Mountain Adventures led free backcountry tours, the light-density fluff felt much deeper. Skiers and riders streamed in and out of the Basecamp all day before an evening avalanche-dog demonstration and an après raffle that raised $4,000 for Wasatch Backcountry Rescue. Here’s a gallery from the day.
For more beta on the Backcountry Basecamp tour, head to backcountrymagazine.com/basecamp.