Originally Posted by kermit88
I'm thinking of heading back to Utah next year.
I've skied most of the Utah resorts, but never out of bounds. At $300 the Interconnect looks amazing fun, but very pricey.
I think the biggest reason I've never done the back country is the fear of hiking uphill.
I'd like to hear from people who have done the Interconnect tour. Was it worthwhile?
Well, I haven't done it, so take this with the requisite grain of salt -- I was going to do it a few years ago, with a group of friends traveling to Utah for a long weekend. When we needed to make reservations (ie, a few weeks ahead of time), I had just tweaked a knee. I wasn't sure if it was anything serious or not, but I was a bit wary of committing to a tour. So, two of our group ending up doing the Interconnect, and the rest didn't.
It turned out that there was so much snow the week of our visit that the Interconnect party was hardly able to ski down anything. Avy danger was too great in the bc. Meanwhile, the rest of us were at Alta having an amazing bluebird powder day, and our friends were going traverse, traverse, traverse, traverse. So, they were a bit miffed about it -- they said it was really cool, except they knew what they were missing.
ANYway ... that's just one scenario. I've still never done it, although I would like to. It would be best to be able to plan a short time ahead (so that you'd know the weather), but I'm not sure that's possible. It might be, but we were a larger group and needed to reserve more spaces than one or two.