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Looking for Suggestions from Utah Skiers.

post #1 of 9
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My buddy & I are planning a week or so in Utah in early March and are looking for suggestions for resorts and lodging.  We have passes at Taos which give us exchange days at Powder Mountain so that's a cert (Any lodging recommendations?), but we will still have 3 or 4 days to spend in the Orem to Ogden region of Utah and want suggestions for resorts to try.  Quality of Skiing (Challenging terrain, variety, snow quality)  is more important than night life (providing food & beer are available somewhere nearby).  As a guide, we ski mainly blacks and double blacks and resorts we like (other than Taos) include Telluride & Crested Butte.  Some in bounds hiking is OK, but we don't skin.  Where should we head for ?

Muchas gracias.

post #2 of 9

Try Snowbird first and see if you want to go anywhere else. Lodging up the Canyon is expensive but there are lots of places the suburbs of Sandy or Midvale, about a 30-40 minute drive or there are buses availble. Lots of threads on here on the options.

post #3 of 9

No snowboarder in the group?  Head to Alta and don't look back

post #4 of 9

I would say Alta and Snowbird are the places for you. Very accessible, whether you have a car or not.

post #5 of 9

Try them all! Rent a vehicle from us and hit as many places as you can.

 

All of these are within an hour to an hour and a half of each other. We would try them in this order -

 

- Alta

- Snowbird

- Snowbasin

- Powder Mountain

- Brighton

- Solitude

- Deer Valley

- The Canyons

- Park City

 

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post #6 of 9

Since you are likely to stay near Ogden, might as well check out Snowbasin.  As long as you have decently visibility, lots of fun stuff there that's easy to find.  But also plenty of secrets.

post #7 of 9

You should really watch the weather and be flexible.  March can be warm and the Ogden resorts are lower with fewer northerly exposures.

Generally the Cottonwood resorts are much more consistent. 

Powder Mt. is mostly low angle and probably skis a little better if you only get a few inches of fresh.

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Powder Mt. is mostly low angle and probably skis a little better if you only get a few inches of fresh.

Silliness.

 

Definitely try Snowbasin if you're already there. You can add a night at whatever hotel you stay at and switch things up. I live in the area, so I don't have any hotel recommendations, but I'd look for something down in the Ogden Valley (Eden or Huntsville) so that it's an easy drive to both mountains. You could also stay on Powder, but Snowbasin doesn't have any lodging closer than the valley.

 

You could easily blow through your four days in the Ogden area, but if you must press on, it's hard to beat Alta/Bird. Of course, watch the weather and go where it tells you wink.gif

post #9 of 9

Park City (Deer Valley, Park City and Canyons) should still be excellent in March. Advantages there are easy transport, lots of lodging choices close to the skiing so you don't need a car.  Real town with lots to do if you are a night person.  SLC airport makes for cheaper fares and more direct flights.  Lots of variety in hitting three ski areas on the PC bus loop.
 

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