OverviewReynolds Peak has several ski runs as well as approaches to choose from. The climbing is relatively mellow (yet long) and the views of Mount Raymond, Kessler Peak, Gobblers Knob, Little Water Peak as well as Big Cottonwood Canyon are outstanding due to the mountains centalized location. Just about anywhere you choose to drop in is sure to please any backcountry skier.
Getting ThereThe easiest approach is to start from Spruces Campground. The parking lot is paved and usually plowed. Just look for the sign that reads "SPRUCES" on the right side of the road after the big Reynolds Flat.
Reynolds Peak VideosREYNOLDS PEAK (Main Bowl)
Ski Route DescriptionsUP FROM SPRUCES CAMPGROUND To get up to Reynolds from Spruces or the Reynolds Flat, start by crossing the highway. Head up the snow covered road (or trail) through the cabins (or woods) following the main road. Continue past the cabins and along some trees till you reach a divide at about 2 miles in. This divide is after several long flats. Go left here and continue up till you hit Dog Lake. Make another left at the lake and the peak should come into view.
DOWN There are 3 popular ski runs to choose from:
1 Directly from the summit if you traverse slightly to the West you should see some north facing trees. These trees are the line of choice, however you will be decending into Butler Fork. Butler Fork does not end up back at Spruces Campground.
2. The big and all to obvious Northeast bowl off the summit is too hard to miss. Skiing this line is a close runner up to the run mentioned above and is completly worth all the effort.
3. Big Water Gulch- If you head up the summit ridge after Dog lake you should pass a prominence. If you drop in north from/before this prominence you will be heading into MillCreek Canyon not Big Cottonwood.