Hayden Peak is a rather iconic mountain in the Uintas of northeastern Utah. It marks the western boundary of the main core of the range, where the peaks get high and rugged. We’ve spent a decade exploring the range, and the potential for first ski and snowboard descents off the highest peaks in Utah is real.
My Brother Ian and I have skied numerous lines on the Hayden massif over the years, but never from the top. Last May, Ian spotted a line and we just had to see if it would go. We had ourselves a full value experience on the mountain that day, linking up 2 staggering couloirs from the summit. I wonder if we were the first to ride Hayden Peak from the top? Regardless, this is our proudest Uinta line yet.