If avalanche conditions are absoultly stable and your in the mood for some epic Wasatch skiing than Tanners Gulch is just for you. The climb (over 3,000 verticle) can be quite the workout, but the turns down are well worth the effort. This gulch is also used as an express route to Sunrise Peak, The SLC Twins and Mt. Dromedary.
Tanners Slide Path
A beautiful veiw of the SLC Twins from the top of Tanners Gulch
Fog rolling in over Tanners Slide Path
Drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon till you see an avalanche sign that reads TANNERS SLIDE PATH. Go past this first sign and continue up till you hit the large bend in the road. Flip a U-turn here and park just above the second avalanche sign.
Early morning headlamping up Tanners Slide Path
1st light in Tanners Gulch
Ski Route Description
From the bend in the highway start heading up, down and sideways through the trees till you hit the main gully. From here just keep heading up till you hit the wide open apron. When your at the apron bear slightly left till you hit the main couloir.
Skiing Tanners Gulch
Skiing Tanners Gulch.
Avalanche skills, bescon, partner, probe, shovel, and common sense are a must. Later in the year ice axes and crampons might also be usefull. Skis are highly recommended.