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heading to slc next week and staying at the bird.  I noticed with all the snow most places are staying open longer. Last year we did the park city resorts and I followed up with snowbird in late april for a few days.

This year we are planning on skiing canyons (day that we fly in, ski for free), snowbird, alta, snowbasin, and possibly solitude.

 

I checked the skiutah.com website and the snowreport looks good.  Just wondering if this is a good mix or should I delete one of the resorts?  We are all intermediate skiers

 

thanks

mark

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heading to slc next week and staying at the bird.  I noticed with all the snow most places are staying open longer. Last year we did the park city resorts and I followed up with snowbird in late april for a few days.

This year we are planning on skiing canyons (day that we fly in, ski for free), snowbird, alta, snowbasin, and possibly solitude.

 

I checked the skiutah.com website and the snowreport looks good.  Just wondering if this is a good mix or should I delete one of the resorts?  We are all intermediate skiers

 

thanks

mark


Keep in mind that the Supreme lift at Alta closes April 17.  Have you been to Alta before?

 

What dates will you be in Utah?  Snowbasin's last day is April 17.  Since fewer people are skiing in general, going to Solitude with a group of intermediates might not be worth the drive.  Snowbird and Alta will have more snow.

 

In Feb, I did PCMR with my ski buddy for Quickstart.  Friends suggested it made more sense since Canyons has more runs relatively far from the base.  Plus PCMR has a few runs with lights.  Our flights didn't land until noon.  But we still got in enough runs to make it worth the drive.

 

I'll be at Alta Lodge April 14-20.  Hoping to get to Snowbasin on April 17 to show my daughter the place.  But expecting spring conditions.

 

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Snowbasin's been up and down (mostly up). Mostly awesome with some late-season storms, but the lower elevation and warmer weather means that the fresh snow starts to get wet and heavy within a day or two. They reported 11 inches from Thursday into Friday and another 5 yesterday. Morning and early afternoon yesterday it was beautiful for about 2/3 of the way down the mountain--not super-light blower, but light, packed, fast snow. Then all of a sudden at maybe 7,500 or 7,000 feet it was wet, heavy concrete--kind of disorienting when you weren't prepared because it looked the same. By 2:30 or 3, the wetter snow falling and warmer temperatures were starting to move that heavy snow line upward.

 

Anyway, the ungroomed stuff has been great for this time of year (it is April 9 after all) and the groomers should be nice through closing.

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Originally Posted by mtebor View Post

heading to slc next week and staying at the bird.  I noticed with all the snow most places are staying open longer. Last year we did the park city resorts and I followed up with snowbird in late april for a few days.

This year we are planning on skiing canyons (day that we fly in, ski for free), snowbird, alta, snowbasin, and possibly solitude.

 

I checked the skiutah.com website and the snowreport looks good.  Just wondering if this is a good mix or should I delete one of the resorts?  We are all intermediate skiers

 

thanks

mark



Great time to come here. Just got 13-15 inches yesterday, 8-10 last night and more to come next week with temperatures to keep the snow fairly dry above 7500 ft. Snowbird and Alta will be the places to be. I would suggest deleting Snowbasin  because of the time of year. Plenty of intermediate skiing at Snowbird, Alta, and Solitude.  I would also skip Canyons unless you are staying in Park City your first night for some reason. Better to stay in SLC with cheaper hotel prices and then drive to Bird, Alta, Solitude. Have a great time!

 

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