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Ski season’s not over yet—Try a hike up and ski down Green Canyon

April 4th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life

By Evan Thacker
Aggie BluePrint writer

NORTH LOGAN—Want to ski some fresh powder but don’t know where to go now that Beaver Mountain’s closed for the season? Still crave winter even when the snow has melted on Old Main Hill? Have you wondered about cross-country skiing places near Cache Valley? Because of my own adventures and experiences, I have been skiing and rating the best backcountry places to ski in Logan. This month, my ski team and I checked out Green Canyon for downhill and cross-country skiing.

All of the places we ski are reviewed by specific qualifications. The qualifications for each destination include distance from campus, hiking distance, average snow conditions and terrain features.

Green Canyon is about a five to 10-minute drive from Utah State University’s Logan campus. The drive up to the canyon is an easy drive; the roads lie within the Logan city limits and are usually maintained by the city. However, the drive in the canyon and the parking lot is not maintained. Driving to the canyon in a two-wheel drive vehicle is possible. However, I would suggest a four-wheel drive. Parking is easy to find and is easily accessible.

Hiking up Green Canyon to ski is quite a different story than the drive up. . . .

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