NOTE: The fourth edition of the Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Map is at the printers. The updated map has hundreds of minor improvements (a handful of new location names, improvements to dozens of run names, a slope scale was added to the legend, the ski area boundaries and lift locations were updated, the lat/long lines are darker, etc). Orders placed today will be shipped on December 3.
The Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Map is a full-color paper map that compliments the WasatchBackcountrySkiing.com website, Android app, and iOS app. This is the third edition of the paper map which includes the names of almost 1,000 backcountry locations in the central Wasatch (learn how the names were selected). This edition also adds red shading to slopes that are 30° or steeper. The map is 24x36 inches, double-sided, and printed on waterproof paper.
The map includes a detailed index to the backcountry locations. You can use the "grid coordinates" that are listed in the index to find a location on the paper map. You can also enter a four-digit "online number" that is listed in the index to display the location on WasatchBackcountrySkiing.com. For example, the four-digit online number for Hobbs Chute is 4020, so visiting http://wbskiing.com/4020 displays Hobbs Chute.
This one-of-a-kind map costs only $13.95. All profits from the sale of the map are donated to organizations that promote avalanche safety or the preservation of the Wasatch mountains—I only deduct hard costs such as printing. You will be prompted to choose the non-profit before adding the map to your shopping cart.
You can choose to receive a "folded" map (which is the default and what you'll want in the backcountry) or a "flat" map. If you choose a flat map, you'll receive two maps so you can hang them on your wall and see both sides of the map. The price increases when you choose the "flat" option to cover the cost of the two maps.
You may also want to order the Avalanche Slope Ruler when you order this map.
You can also purchase the map from the Black Diamond (2092 E 3900 South), REI on 3300 South (at the desk near the entrance), Skimo Co (2477 Fort Union Blvd), Wasatch Touring (702 E 100 South), and White Pine Touring in Park City. When you buy the map from one of these stores, the profits are donated to the Utah Avalanche Center.