Originally Posted by UGASkiDawg
This is the best laugh I've gotten all day thanks for that
There might be 4-6 places in the country I'd choose over Alta and 1 or 2 of them would be in Colorado but the Jane ain't one of them. Nice little hill but not even in the top 5 hills in CO
Nice little hill?
Alta Vertical feet and skiable acres, 2020 vertical feet, and 2200 acres
Winterpark/maryjane 2600 Vertical feet and 3060 acres
So, unless I made an error (which is possible because I did this real quick), Alta is actually smaller than WP/MJ.....
But thats not why I like Winterpark more than Alta, Every time I ski alta I feel like the runs are short and I'm back at the lift, when I ski at the Jane I feel like I get longer runs. sooo, I looked it up and here is what I found.
Now I did this real quick so I could of made an error but it appears Alta has only 1 lift that services over 1360 vertical feet (collins, main lift 1854), and total of only 2 over that service over 1220 vertical feet (Collins again and Sugarloaf 1351),
WP/MJ has 5 lifts that service over 1400 vertical feet, 4 of which service over 1600 vertical feet each. So you do get longer runs at WP and if you are on the Jane side they are WORLD class bump runs, top to bottom, 1600 vertical of non stop bumps.
Have you been to WP/MJ in the past 10 years? That being said I never said Alta was a "bad" resort but I would/do choose other resorts in Utah when I go there each year. It's just too cut up, but they do get the snow.