We are traveling to Park City in March and am hoping some of you can share your knowledge please.
I'm looking for advice on the "actual" difficulty of the various ski slopes in general from the three area resorts around Park City (Canyons, Park City, Deer Valley). I've been studying the trail maps and the color coded maps from the 3DSkimaps website, comparing the colors listed to resorts I'm familiar with in Colorado and New Mexico.
The only resort or the three mapped by this site is Park City. So, comparing it to something like Breckenridge or Copper Mountain leaves me to conclude Park City might be a bit more difficult (read steeper slopes in general) mountain than Breck and Copper in Colorado.
Can someone who has been to all three compare The Canyons and Deer Valley to Park City as far as slope steepness grading (ie. Is a Blue slope in one place generally the same average angle or steepness as a Blue slope at either of the other two resorts)
From what I can guess, Deer Valley looks to be the most "friendly" mountain for folks like us who don't ski all that often, who skills might be considered "light" intermediate (think Greens and about half of the Blues at Breck. or most of the right half of Copper). In other words, Deer Valley looks to have the most runs accessible to us based on our skill level. (but no snowboarding!...one member of our group boards). Also, I am thinking the Canyons might offer the least amount of easier terrain to our skill level.
Please help me confirm or alter my thoughts on these three resorts.
PS: For point of reference and accuracy of the 3d ski maps site, I have been to Taos and looking at the coloring for their slopes on that website, I was able to confirm my suspicions that a "Blue" in Taos could be considered a "Black" at other resorts and that in reality, there are very few areas (besides the snow covered roads) there that could be considered Green. If you are a good intermediate or an expert...Taos is a great place to go!