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.
Version 3.5.0 is now linked to the Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Guide. After selecting any of the hundreds of linked-locations in the app and tapping on the "Tap here for more ..." box, photographs and detailed information about the location such as skiing difficulty, skinning distance, vertical climb, altitude, aspect, and slope angle will be displayed in Safari (see screenshot). You can tap on the "WBSkiing" text in the top-left corner of Safari to return to the app. Version 3.5.0 also has a new base-map with dozens of additions and improvements. As always, it's a free upgrade.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Don’t tour in the wasatch without this app!
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 ;)
Must have for Wasatch Backcountry
Really amazing app. Must have if you plan to go into the backcountry. Useful for planning routes, looking at what’s ahead, and reflecting after. Really great app for being prepared and knowing what’s out there. One thing I always do too is screenshot the area I toured and using the drawing feature in my camera roll I try to map out the runs, tours, and areas I stopped. Well worth the money. Have fun and stay safe!
It’s an expensive topo map
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.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.