When you’re talking backcountry skiing in Utah and slopes worthy of mention, most of the slopes one will think about are found in one of the two Cottonwood Canyons. However, there’s a slope on the East side that can stand up against the rest of the Wasatch.

There’s a bit of mystic surrounding Square Top. Perhaps it’s because of the couple who were tragically killed in an avalanche in the winter of 99-00. Perhaps it’s because it’s notorious for sliding. But if you get a chance to hit it when it’s good, well, trust me – it’s good! After receiving a foot of the good stuff a small posse of Canyons locals nailed it, 3 times. Our buddy Johnny was there to snap this photo, after taking the lone ranger line to the skiers left. Which line would you like to ski?

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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