The Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Map is the iOS version of the popular paper map and website (visit WBSkiing.com). As with the other platforms, the iOS map includes an index to more than 1,000 backcountry locations in Utah’s Central Wasatch mountains. It is the must-have app for Utah hikers and backcountry travelers. With a familiar map-app interface, the Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Map accesses your device’s GPS to display your current location on a high-resolution topo map. And with only a few taps, the “destination arrow” on the integrated compass will point to your desired backcountry ski location. And with a single tap, hundreds of the locations will open the Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Guide website where you can view photographs and detailed information about the location. The app also displays your current elevation and lat/long, and will send your current location via email. And with a tap, you can display detailed information on more than 200 of the locations including skiing difficulty, skinning distance, vertical climb, parking considerations, and more. (Contrary to a posted review, you don't need cell service to use this app--you don't even need a contract with a cell service provider.) NOTICES: When navigating, the “destination arrow” points directly to the destination without regard to hazards such as avalanche paths, cliffs, and rock fall. It is your responsibility to travel in the backcountry safely.
I use this app to plan if not to navigate on every tour I go on in the Wasatch. It’s simple to use, accurate, and helps me and my ski partners make good decisions in the Backcountry when exploring new or unfamiliar terrain. It’s well worth the money and should go side by side the UAC app if you’re planning on touring the wasatch area. Less complicated than Gaia, but with enough extras to be a powerful tool in your pocket when you’re on the skin track. Pro tip: You can use it while your phone is in airplane mode ;)
There needs to be an update, this app keeps crashing every time I try to open it. Phone has been restarted and still having this problem.
Not worth the price for a map
Must have for anyone touring in the wasatch
All of the reviews raving about this app must come from people who know nothing about navigation. This app is a complete waste of money and I’m deleted it 90 seconds after opening it. If you need to know local names for each individual face this might be of some use to you (but so is a book). Otherwise, all of the information provided here can be acquired for free and better. Use Avenza PDF maps and you can have USGS topos or a topo on a sat image. All of the ski-specific information is available for free online; take a screen shot of that before you go.
yes it is a slightly expensive too. it is very useful if you travel those parts. and electronics are better when backed up by map and compass.
Great app for skiing Wasatch backcountry. For those moaning about the fact it does not contain every skin track, trail name, switchback and first descent party I say create your own app and ski more to learn about those things. Not everything is served to you on a silver platter; try exploring a little bit instead of complaining.
Tons of positive reviews but the app is more or less useless. You can see the names of areas but literally nothing else. Trust the one star reviews, they’ve explained it all perfectly.
Knowing what the heck the Avy Report was talking about was a breakthrough when this came out. They still manage to name drop obscure places not on the map though- so updating more names would be great. Would also be nice to expand coverage of the map further south to Timpanogos and Provo areas.
Not sure why all these 5 star reviews rave about this app. First of all, “Wasatch” is misleading - it’s a topo map that covers Millcreek, BCC and LCC. Nowhere near everything in the Wasatch. Second, it’s just a topo map with the names of popular touring areas on it. The map labels are not linked to any real information. You have to search the route name, then it takes you to the external website for any info which is al free and doesn’t require the app. The app is useful as the topo map is handy for when you’re out touring, but for the price there should be waaaaaaaay more here. It should at least have a browsable database, clickable links on the map, and the locations of popular skin tracks.