Many folks backcountry ski in the Wasatch Mountains, the range right outside of Salt Lake City. If you’d like to take your tour a step further, you can look into hiring a guide to make it even more interesting and add climbing. We hired The Backcountry Pros to help us summit Toledo Peak, a peak across from the Alta Ski Area, via a ridgeline. This required gear like crampons (traction devices), rope, harnesses, and placing trad gear (climbing devices that help protect you against falls). Safe to say, we were grateful to have an experienced guide.