Friday, December 23, 2011

Big Cottonwwod Article - Powder Magazine

Last month's issue of Powder Magazine featured an in-depth article about Salt Lake's Big Cottonwood Canyon. Compared to the popularity of Little Cottonwood Canyon, the glories of Big Cottonwood are often overlooked - so it's nice to see Big Cottonwood get some attention in the ski world. It's not as steep and prolific as Little Cottonwood, but if you know the right spots, it can be epic.

Here's a shot of Carston Oliver on the now famous "Sendy Wendy" cliff. There are lots of opportunities to go big at Brighton Resort. Photo by Adam Clark.
Here's a shot of myself at Brighton by Steve Lloyd. This photo was taken on the last night of night-skiing last year. What's funny is that this cliff is normally pretty big, but with the 20 foot snow pack shown here, it became much smaller.

Another shot of Carston by Steve Lloyd at one of our favorite backcountry zones outside of Brighton. If you look closely, you can see me lurking in the trees above the cliff.


  1. I just found your blog my pure luck today. I was telling a friend about this article and that he should get there during his trip to Utah in March. Got to reading, and loved the rest of the content! I wish I had your canvas to paint on instead of dreaming about it from London, UK! Would love to hear your thoughts on my blog though...


    1. Jesuscreeper-

      Love the name! Your blog has a good look to it. It seems like you travel a lot! You been skiing some of those epic storms in Europe this year?

    2. Sorry for the late reply - I didn't realize anybody posted comments on here. I wish I could have skied the storms in Europe. That would have been epic!

      You're name is also awesome!!!