My husband and I were intermediate Eastern skiers when we first visited Alta. Not surprisingly, we never went back. To ski in the East, that is.
Alta is not for everybody. It's not a name-dropper resort like Aspen or Vail. It does not have a big resort feel, nor the nightlife some would like after a couple of hours ripping the cruisers. In fact,...” --Altanaut
“One visit was all it took to fall in love with skiing.. at Snowbird.
As a first time adult skier with only a few passes down the bunny hill during a lesson at Snowbird, I decided then and there that I wanted to ski for the US Olympic Team. Dreams of speeding down the giant slalom, scoring the longest ski jump, performing the most wicked of aerials and landing it solid is the stuff that Snowbird...” --BunnyHill
The prices went up on the food from when I was last there two years ago. But two years ago I couldn't appreciate the challenge that Snowbasin brings. I agree with almost everything said above, this place is awesome.
If you are looking for a destination to ski... go to the Park City area. If you have a car and are willing to drive to a destination...” --HolaSnow
“Stay away from this place! Horrible twisty mtn rd with NO SHUTTLE to get you up or back down!!
Snowbasin is much easier to get to with great modern facilities.
Just do yourself,(err me) a favor and stick to Snowbasin or the SLC areas!!
Snowbasin has the absolute best snow, and due to their location they get HUGE dumps and the snow is NEVER crusty or windblown; always deep deep deep and light....” --dontskienough
The Park City area is our favorite base camp for family skiing in North America, hands down. Sub-4.5 hour flights into SLC from either coast. 45 minute drive up from the airport.
Downtown lodging is where it's at. Good eats & the midtown lift is right there. We hit Bangkok Thai on Main every trip, which is without a doubt the the best bang-for-your buck grub in downtown Park City....” --Veloscente
The Canyons quickly changed for the better since it was purchased by Talikster. Iron Mountain has opened, additional restaurants have opened, the base of the gondola has moved in front of the Cabriolet lift, and a new Orange Bubble chair was installed to alleviate traffic at the bottom of the mountain. A mile long terrain park was added, too. Wow. The lodging...” --quant2325
“I skied solitude 2/09. The experience overall was good. No fresh snow the week I was there though, but nice blue skies and warm temps made it good if not great. I am an expert skier and prefer off piste type terrain. At Solitude, this more or less means Honeycomb canyon. Getting there is an adventure. From the main base area (not village), you go up a lift, down to the other side, up...” --k2chad
The last two years my group has gone to Utah, we've split time among the area resorts, taking a single day at Brighton. While a little on the small side, it's definitely among the favourites. We like that the more advanced skiers and boarders can duck into the trees at almost any point in the resort... letting the lesser ones on the groomed trails. Don't plan a vacation here, but...” --JoeSchmoe
Deer valley is a large resort with three upper peaks (Bald Mtn, Flagstaff Mtn and Empire peak), two of which can be skied by beginners, and the third and highest which is Empire can be accessed by intermediate skiers. My 8yr old son loved it as he could ski all the peaks; he also enjoyed the kids adventure zones that are marked on the map; these are natural trails off-piste through...” --ExWanabe
“Go to Sundance if you are looking for rustic but upscale accommodations. You can stay in rooms and condos within the resort, close to skiing, restaurants and arts and crafts or you can stay in the many large houses up in the hills. Bring your kids along for this vcacation. During the day, you can go for ski runs then when your children (or you) want to do something else or are cold, you can...” --