Random Shots

Butler Gulch Nov,11 2011

Nov,11 2011

New to Backcountry Coalition?

At Backcountry Coalition we strive to provide our visitors and members with a place to share their experiences and love for backcountry skiing. Our site is built from our member base and grows with them. Check out our Areas & Descents section for detailed information regarding ski areas, and some of the routes that our members have discovered.

[learn more]

Calendar »

Latest News

    • Seattle Retail Store Manager | Ibex Outdoor Clothing LLC
      Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:14:00 EST
    • Junior Designer | Hydrapak
      Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:45:00 EST
    • Product Designer I | Ruffwear
      Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EST
    • Apparel Developer & Product Manager - Sierra Designs | Exxel Outdoors, LLC
      Mon, 10 Oct 2016 16:55:00 EST
    • Full time outside sales representative (Territory Manager, SE Region) | Dubarry of Ireland
      Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:52:00 EST

Backcountry Skiing Areas

Featured Descent

Arizona » Kachina Peaks

Monti Vista Chute

From the top of Agassiz the line descends to down the high alpine ridge to the east.  Just short of the saddle it descends to the skiers right towards the south and town.  This route then followes the avalanche path and drainage for long beautiful run.  At the bottom you begin meandering right towards the Leroux fire scar.  Once you hit Freidlein Prairie Road this is the end of the run and you follow the road to skiers right back to snowbowl road. This is a long run, make sure you carry a map.  It flattens out at the end and you would like to get back to snowbowl road so you can get a ride back up to the ski area.  Please also be advised that this is the ski run where the only Arizona avalanche fatality occured, be smart.


Get Your Gear