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Quick Poll: best Utah area resort for light intermediate skill level

Poll Results: What is your recomendation of the best Utah area resort for light intermediate (think Green slope and some Blue slopes) skiers?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 13% of voters (6)
    Alta
  • 4% of voters (2)
    Beaver Mountain
  • 2% of voters (1)
    Brian Head
  • 10% of voters (5)
    Brighton
  • 10% of voters (5)
    Canyons
  • 32% of voters (15)
    Deer Valley
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Eagle Point
  • 47% of voters (22)
    Park City
  • 13% of voters (6)
    Snowbasin
  • 6% of voters (3)
    Snowbird
  • 4% of voters (2)
    Solitude
  • 4% of voters (2)
    Sundance
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Wolf Mountain
46 Total Votes  
post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

Quick Poll to see what others think is the best Utah area resort for light intermediate (think Green slope and some Blue slopes) skiers?  In other words, what resort(s) provide the most terrain for this level of skier? 

 

You can select more than one choice.

post #2 of 15

 I selected park city just based on the ton of blue options u can ski over 12 blue trails just from the king con lift,   and a green thats skiable from top to bottom

post #3 of 15

LOL who voted snowbird?

post #4 of 15

PCMR, and when you're done you ski down to Main St. fo some recovery brews.

post #5 of 15

PCMR and Deer Valley. Alta has some pretty good Green runs too.

post #6 of 15

Gotta go with PCMR. A lot of nice, long blues for intermediate skiers. 

post #7 of 15
PCMR when it isn't crowed and Deer Valley anytime. For pure intermediates I'd list Canyons in the Park City area on top because of the size and variety of the terrain. But Canyons is lacking enough of the beginner terrain you are likely looking for. ANY resort in Utah is OK for intermediates when you think about it.
post #8 of 15

Most of the resort have enough options to ski. But if you are also looking for combining skiing with a bit longer breaks, PCMR has more to offer.

post #9 of 15

Probably one of the least known area's in Utah, Beaver Mountain has excellent Blue and Green runs all over the mountain, including from the top of their main lift.  At the risk of insulting any loyal Beaver Mountain skier/riders, I would almost rate the entire mountain as intermediate.  Many of the black runs there are blues at a lot of other resorts.  Aside from the weekend crowds, this is an excellent "intermediate" ski area.

post #10 of 15

If truly a "light" intermediate then that would also imply they don't ski all day and would want to take some breaks.If so, then Deer Valley is the best choice.

post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone for the kind replies and for voting on my poll.  PCMR is likely where we will ski most days (we have a beginning snowboarder restricting us from DV) and maybe a single day trip to Alta.
 

post #12 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by dschae1 View Post

Thanks everyone for the kind replies and for voting on my poll.  PCMR is likely where we will ski most days (we have a beginning snowboarder restricting us from DV) and maybe a single day trip to Alta.
 


Eh id still go to alta and leave em behind

post #13 of 15

Just back from that area and I would agree that Park City has the best wide and easy groomers.

 

But Snowbasin would be my second choice rather than Alta.

post #14 of 15

Ok it depends on what you like. I'm willing to fly for 4 hours and then change planes and fly for 5 more to ski at... Brian Head.

 

Pros:

One of a kind alpine environment.

Tranquility.

Sunshine - its biggest selling feature.

Snow.

Grooming.

Price.

Crowds - as in zero midweek.

Accommodations - ski-in ski-out

Super friendly Lift operators.

 

Cons:

Length of runs. 680 less vertical feet than Alta but actually loves boarders!

Limited terrain. Could easily be enhanced but status quo might be best.

The beginner mountain is next to useless for boarders as it is pretty flat.

slow lifts but who is in a rush?

 

Overall very nice chill 5 days midweek.

 

Have skied the Cottonwood Canyon resorts but much prefer this vibe.

post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks to everyone who voted in my Poll...we are heading to Utah soon!

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