I'm not sure why, but even before I started skiing, I wanted to ski Provo Peak. I can see it from my parent's deck and from just about anywhere in Utah County. I tried to get up there a few years ago and due to a storm/hazardous conditions, we bailed. Today, the weather looked perfect so we went exploring.
We started at the Slate Canyon trailhead, followed an excellent trail for a few thousand vertical, and then broke through the brush to the West Ridge of Provo Peak.
Adam skinning out of Slate Canyon with Buckley Peak in the background:
The views to north of Cascade, Timp, and Lone Peak were pretty spectacular:
JD trying to dial up some County babes...all he got were a couple dudes:
Cool rime everywhere:
Adam feeling happy to be arriving at the summit.
Only to find a bunch of crappy ice skiing from the top.
It got better though.
Until the exit when I buried a ski and ended up doing some sort of front flip, landing facing back up hill.
We were able to ski about 5,950 feet of the 6,000 foot descent, earning us a trip to The Italian Place, Taco Bell, and Macey's for ice cream. I love Utah County.
View of Provo Peak from just off I-15 in Pleasant Grove. Our descent is the obvious line on the NW face.