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Utah Interconnect

This adventurous backcountry tour departs from Snow Park Lodge and concludes at Snowbird. Bring your “A” game!
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Attention adrenaline-seeking guests: If you haven’t experienced the unique Utah Interconnect Adventure Tour, here’s your chance. The all-day guided excursions takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and take skiers through the backcountry between Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, Brighton, Solitude, Alta, and Snowbird. The Interconnect is intended for advanced to expert skiers who can ski from 9am to 4pm with only a short lunch break, are comfortable skiing any type of terrain in varying snow conditions, and can hike or sidestep for up to 20 minutes a few times throughout the day.

Skiers should be prepared to travel about 25 miles on their skis—mostly downhill—and to ski a whopping 16,000 vertical feet. The terrain will be both in bounds at the resorts and in the backcountry between them. A typical tour starts on our Silver Lake or Carpenter Express chairlifts so skiers can make their way over to Empire Express and the top of Lady Morgan Peak. From there, they’ll ski into Park City Mountain Resort, eventually boarding the Jupiter lift, at the top of which they can ski off the backside into Big Cottonwood Canyon. The backcountry terrain descent to the base of Solitude is one of the best parts of the adventure. After a few runs at Solitude, where skiers will experience the new Summit Express chairlift and test their mettle on the double-blacks of Honeycomb Canyon, they’ll take the Sol-Bright trail connecting Solitude to Brighton. A few laps at Brighton, then it’s back to Solitude for lunch and ride back up the Summit Express and down Highway to Heaven. This gem drops into Little Cottonwood Canyon, where skiers get their first glimpse of Alta. The tour continues through the gates of Mineral Basin and onto the final resort of the day, Snowbird.

 You don’t have avalanche safety gear? No worries—it’s provided, and included in the price of the tour: $325 (transportation back to Deer Valley is also included). There's a more challenging tour through Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, and Solitude that operates on Thursdays and Saturdays. For more info on either adventure or to book, visit skiutah.com or call 801-534-1907.

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