It can take 10 hours to navigate the length of Englestead Hollow. Search and rescue teams routinely employ helicopters to pull injured canyoneers from its maw. Occasionally, trained dogs sniff out corpses hidden in its gloom.
Solitude's BackTracks program is operated by the resort, but don't expect to ride the lifts all day.
We're skiing blower pow in a storm at Alta and Snowbird. The sun comes out. As a photographer I've spent 20 years trying to capture days like this. But to describe it? It's beyond glorious. It's April and most people are thinking about golf.