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Last minute Trip to Utah 1/28-1/31

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I know there is a similar thread going on, but I have different questions.  My wife booked a trip to UT last minute as a B-Day gift to me and I wanted to know what skis to bring and where you suggest we ski.

 

We are staying in Heber at the Holiday Inn Express and will be renting a car.  Planning to ski Sunday, Monday , and Tuesday.  Right now we are talking about skiing Park City all 3 days since we are there for a short trip and want to "get to know" a mountain to enjoy it.  I am pretty open to ski any place right now as Tahoe has been pretty slow till this last weekend, but wanted to know what resorts you suggest and what skis to bring.

 

We are both strong intermediate to advanced riders (ski-me, board-her) and normally ride at Kirkwood all season about 20 days/year.  We know we are going have to drive a little bit to get to get to whatever resort we choose everyday so give us some choices based on our location, Heber.  We were thinking Park CIty or Deer Valley???

 

I have 2 skis I normally ride - 4FRNT MSP and Armada JJ's and was wondering what which I should bring (or both) for UT snow in Jan/February.

 

Thanks,

Erik

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Originally Posted by ebnash View Post

I know there is a similar thread going on, but I have different questions.  My wife booked a trip to UT last minute as a B-Day gift to me and I wanted to know what skis to bring and where you suggest we ski.

 

We are staying in Heber at the Holiday Inn Express and will be renting a car.  Planning to ski Sunday, Monday , and Tuesday.  Right now we are talking about skiing Park City all 3 days since we are there for a short trip and want to "get to know" a mountain to enjoy it.  I am pretty open to ski any place right now as Tahoe has been pretty slow till this last weekend, but wanted to know what resorts you suggest and what skis to bring.

 

We are both strong intermediate to advanced riders (ski-me, board-her) and normally ride at Kirkwood all season about 20 days/year.  We know we are going have to drive a little bit to get to get to whatever resort we choose everyday so give us some choices based on our location, Heber.  We were thinking Park CIty or Deer Valley???

 

I have 2 skis I normally ride - 4FRNT MSP and Armada JJ's and was wondering what which I should bring (or both) for UT snow in Jan/February.

 

Thanks,

Erik

Deer Valley is for skiers only, so that choice is out. If you want a Park City resort, I would recommend PCMR for 2 days and possibly a Cottonwood resort or Snowbasin for a day to mix it up.
 

 

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Deer Valley is for skiers only, so that choice is out. If you want a Park City resort, I would recommend PCMR for 2 days and possibly a Cottonwood resort or Snowbasin for a day to mix it up.
 

 


Well, looks like I will have to find another girl to take with me.  It is my birthday, after all biggrin.gif

 

Thanks for pointing out that Deer Valley is skier only...  I will look at Cottonwood and Snowbasin...
 

 

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Snowbird and Snowbasin two best resorts in the state. Nothing else comes close.

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Snowbird and Snowbasin two best resorts in the state. Nothing else comes close.


So given current conditions and your opinion about Snowbasin, should we move our stay to Ogden, to be close to Snowbasin?

 

post #6 of 9

Alta in Little CC is also skier only.

 

post #7 of 9

Lucky you! What a great wife you have!

 

Looks like you'll have a pretty long drive on your hands if you're not going to PC though. If the snow is good there, I'd probably stay there. But I'm not you, either.

post #8 of 9

Don't forget to use the Quick Start program to ski free at any of the PC resorts (Park City or Canyons since your wife is a boarder) on your day of arrival.  Park City has night skiing so you can get a lot of runs in if you use it for that.

http://www.visitparkcity.com/visitors/specials-and-promotions/quick-start/

I assume you will be flying in.,

post #9 of 9

too funny - I was coming on to start a VERY similar thread, except that I'll only be there for Saturday the 28th. We have boarders in our group as well, so these suggestions help. Thanks all!

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