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I am heading to Park City Utah for my first time in a couple of weeks. I will be skiing four days and wondered what the must hit spots are?

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There's a thousand threads on exactly this subject.

 

Read them then come back on specific questions regarding the areas.

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Agree with Snofun. If you can't at least write a little background about what you're looking for, no one can or should help much. Not only has this topic been covered about 15,000 times on the forum, but Epic has some pretty good resort guides that can answer all your questions--including ones you didn't even know you had.

 

It's not at all clear what a "must hit spot" means. In Park City? In the rest of Utah? Ski resorts, runs, restaurants, nightclubs?

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I was looking for a local or regulars perspective on some of the places to ski that should not be missed, and perhaps places to avoid. Any tips on places to buy lift tickets, nightlife and restaurants would also be appreciated. Are all resorts there busy or are some a little quieter?

 

I have read the other posts and didn't really see what I was looking for.


Edited by crazee canuck - 1/9/12 at 7:49pm
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Originally Posted by crazee canuck View Post

I was looking for a local or regulars perspective on some of the places to ski that should not be missed, and perhaps places to avoid. Any tips on places to buy lift tickets, nightlife and restaurants would also be appreciated. Are all resorts there busy or are some a little quieter?

 

I have read the other posts and didn't really see what I was looking for.



 

Not a local but skip Park City entirely and drive around to Snowbird/Alta/Solitude/Brighton to ski and then drive back around to Park City for dinner....

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I have what may be a deviant opinion. If they get under 2 feet of snow before you get here, but do in fact get some snow to freshen slopes up, then I think PC areas might ski the best. My theory is that it will be a stretch to get off groomed slopes much unless they get a lot of snow. If you have to ski groomers anyway, places like Deer Valley may have more slopes to keep you entertained. I understand that cottonwwods have a bigger base, but really are more about sking off piste than PC areas. PC is more about groomed  slopes and just may have more variety under those conditions. I know this is heresy, but I think under these conditions, that may be the call. Of course, that is contingent upon some snow falling, but not too much. if a bunch of snow falls, then cottonwoods of course.

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I have what may be a deviant opinion. If they get under 2 feet of snow before you get here, but do in fact get some snow to freshen slopes up, then I think PC areas might ski the best. My theory is that it will be a stretch to get off groomed slopes much unless they get a lot of snow. If you have to ski groomers anyway, places like Deer Valley may have more slopes to keep you entertained. I understand that cottonwwods have a bigger base, but really are more about sking off piste than PC areas. PC is more about groomed  slopes and just may have more variety under those conditions. I know this is heresy, but I think under these conditions, that may be the call. Of course, that is contingent upon some snow falling, but not too much. if a bunch of snow falls, then cottonwoods of course.



If you want to ski a variety of groomers all day and get the most vert ft of skiing in then DV is great because it has the world's most overbuilt lift system.

 

But keep in mind that Alta has nicely groomed runs from all (or nearly all?) lift served areas and you feel like you are skiing in nature and not a condo development.

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