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Which Cottonwoods Resorts Are Least Susceptible To Windholds?

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Heading to SLC this afternoon. Forecasts call for big wind tomorrow followed by big snow(yeah!) Which of the Cottonwood (Superpass) resorts have the more sheltered chairlifts that aren't shut down as often because of high winds? Thanks for any input.
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Solitude is lower than Alta/Snowbird and is more protected by the terrain and trees.  Before Christmas when Alta and the Bird were almost completely shut down by the wind Solitude was 100% skiable.  They closed the Apex and Eagle Express lifts for part of the day, but you could still access the entire mountain from the other lifts.  The top of the lifts accessing the good terrain at Brighton are also much more exposed than those at Solitude.  I love Snowbird but it gets hammered by the wind a lot, which has really adversly effected the snow so far this season.

 

I'm an old Milwaukee boy myself and will be getting back to Solitude on Saturday. Looks like we'll be in for some new snow.  They Cottonwood Canyons forcast this morning is predicting 20-30" by Saturday. biggrin.gif


Edited by mudfoot - 1/9/13 at 9:15am
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Thanks Mudfoot. Just the kind of advice I was looking for.
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