Posted by: wasatchprotocol | March 31, 2010

2010.03.27-28 – Mt. Nebo

Mt. Nebo.  At 11,928 feet, it’s the tallest peak in the Wasatch Mountains.  How do you ski it?  A 1.5 hour drive south from Salt Lake.  A short ride up a 4WD road.  Then 6 miles and 6000 vertical feet to the summit.  Then just point them downhill…

The Nebo "Pyramid of Power"

Nebo has been on my list since last year.  It’s also been on Steve’s list and Wills’ list of things to do.  On the drive back home from the Tushars last week, we got a great view of Nebo from the highway that got us itching.  With a couple weather windows ahead of us we quickly decided we had to go for it.  We ended up driving down in Wills’ truck on Saturday evening and camping for the night before an early start on Sunday morning.

Here’s the video.

Thanks to Steve, Wills, Eric, and Jason for an awesome trip.  And Steve and Jason again for letting me use some of their photos in the video.  Here are a few of them:

Breaking out onto the ridge. Photo by S. Gourley.

On the north ridge. Photo by J. True.

Summit shot.

It doesn't count unless you ski from the summit... Photo by J. True.

Steve in the couloir. Photo by J. True.

Me. Photo by J. True.

Looking up the chute. Photo by S. Gourley.

Wills sending it. Photo by S. Gourley.

That might be Eric skiing the apron. Hard to tell. Photo by S. Gourley.

Mt. Nebo.  Check.



  1. […] 6.  Mt. Nebo NW Couloir here […]

  2. How did you get on the North ridge? The time I went to Nebo we went straight up the NW Couloir but had to stop about 50 ft from the ridge because it got too steep and the snow was too rotten to boot pack. I’ve read that booting up the smaller couloir skier’s right of the NW Couloir is a one way to get the ridge, and the other is to get the North ridge as you guys seem to have done.

    • Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. Been MIA for awhile. We took the jeep road a ways up until there was sort of a rolling meadow to the right, then busted up through that. We gained the North ridge several smaller “false” summits north of the true summit.

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