The fourth edition of the Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Map is now available. 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).
The Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Map project set out to catalog all the named ski runs in the central Wasatch. About 1,100 named features have been identified and mapped on a Google Earth© background. The interactive map can be viewed for free at WasatchBackcountrySkiing. Available for sale is the wall version which is 2 maps (front and back) that are flat and unfolded ($36.95) for hanging on your wall or a single unfolded 2-sided map ($26.95).
Example: Here's a portion of the map near the top of Days Fork. Want to know exactly which run Oingo Boingo is?
Have you heard about the great skiing in Hobbs Chute and want to know exactly where it is? The paper map includes an index with grid coordinates to find a location on the paper map, or you can use the "online location number" to display the location on WasatchBackcountrySkiing.com. In this case, visiting http://wbskiing.com/4020 will display Hobbs Chute.
This map is available to emergency response personnel for dispatching rescues. In a call for help, reporting that you are near Baker Spring will avoid explaining to a dispatcher that you are on Gobbler's Knob, between Big Cottonwood Canyon and Millcreek, in view of the valley, NW of the summit, and so on. Provide the run name and response personnel will have your exact coordinates.
All profits from the sale of the map from this website are donated to the Utah Avalanche Center This is a great way to get a great map while supporting the UAC.
To buy the paper map: You can order the map online here. Cost of the waterproof paper map is $12.95 + $3.95 shipping (US only - call us to ship to another country) and handling. You can also buy the map at the Skimo Co, Black Diamond Store, Wasatch Touring, and the Public Lands Information Center (in the SLC REI Store, open 10:30-5:30 M-F & 9-1 Sat).