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Hike-to Terrain

Bald Mountain

Bald Mountain is accessible via an access gate located on Upper Galloping Goose in the Lift 12 area.  This local's favorite includes both Jackpot and Audrey and is home to some of the best and longest lasting stashes on the mountain.  Be sure to look to the south at the summit for a view of the historic mining town of Alta just below.

The gate to Bald Mountain will close promptly at 2:00pm daily in season.

Estimated hike time: 20 - 25 minutes.

Black Iron Bowl

Black Iron Bowl, named for an old mining claim, is accessible via Lift 12 (Prospect Lift) and a short hike out Prospect Ridge. Skiers and riders may drop in anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes hiking time along the ridge. Dropping 1,000 vertical feet on the primary pitches, terrain includes the expansive Mountain Quail couloir, European-style faces, open glades and steep chutes. Trails include Westlake, Lakeview, Review, Dihedral Chute, Dihedral Face, Jello’s Bowl and Nice Chute.

Black Iron Bowl, named for an old mining claim, is an excellent addition to the existing inbounds hike-to areas of Bald Mountain and Prospect Ridge, where advanced skiers and boarders enjoy fresh tracks virtually all season.

Estimated hike time:

Genevieve: 5 - 10 minutes*
Lakeview:  20 - 25 minutes*
Mountain Quail: 30 - 45 minutes*

Gold Hill Chutes

Gold Hill Chute  1

To ski this epic chute on the flip side of Revelation Bowl, you can access it one of two ways. 1) Through the gate at the top of Revelation Bowl Lift (15), or 2) Traverse across the top of Little Rose and Andy' s Gold, through the gate adjacent to Andy's Gold. The chute is not open continually, so check for current information on the signs. The expert-only chute directs you away from the cliff band by taking you to the traverse to skiers right and back to Andy's Gold. 

Gold Hill Chutes 2 - 5

To access, stay left off of Revelation Lift (15) and continue up the Gold Hill access road. Enjoy the grand vistas before skiing the 1900' vertical feet to the base of Prospect Bowl or Gold Hill lifts. The chutes are not open continually, so check for current information on the signs before you make the hike.

Estimated hike time: 15 - 20 minutes*.

Gold Hill Chutes 6 - 10

Offloading Revelation Lift (15) take a hard left and hike the new Gold Hill access road. Be sure to check out the bridge and staircase accessing Gold Hill Chutes 9 and 10. Chutes 6 - 10 are not open continually, so check for current information on the signs before you make the hike. The expert-only chutes go down below the skyline saddle and dump into Palmyra basin below.

Estimated hike time: 20 - 30 minutes*.

Palmyra Peak

Located east of Black Iron Bowl, this unbelievable hike-to terrain includes well over 200 acres and almost 2,000 vertical feet on the north face of 13,320 foot Palmyra Peak.

What can be considered some of the most spectacular in-bounds terrain in the country, the runs Tram Shot, Sunrise and Electric Shock drain into Upper Moraine, and Lower Palmyra Ridge which lead back into Black Iron Bowl.

Estimated hike time: 1 - 1.5  hours past Black Iron Bowl*.

* Hike times are approximate and may take shorter or longer based on your personal level of fitness and weather conditions.

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