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Can you ski top to bottom at PCMR?

post #1 of 11
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Hola.  I've never skied at Park City Mtn Resort.   Can you ski close to it's 3000 vertical feet in 1 run?

 

I like Deer Vally & the Canyons somewhat, but it's annoying how the runs really are not that long.  

 

Thanks  redface.gif

Brett

post #2 of 11

They're not super long at PCMR either, it's arranged on a bunch of ridges, so there's often flattish bits at the start and/or the finish. I was skiing it today, actually.  It's not like Colorado, with big long sweeping runs.  I'm just racking my brains for any "long" runs... you often need to string several together. If you set out from the top of Bonanza Chair, you have a pretty long haul to the base, again I did that today when TJ Maxx became more alluring than skiing (it was bloody cold and I'd been a bit silly on the powdery bumps).  some of the front runs offer a decent long go, too, Silver King is a good one.

post #3 of 11

You can. Jupiter Bowl down and Thaynes Canyon run out top to bottom.  You end up at the bottom of King Con which is about the same as the base.

 

You can go from Summit lodge, top of Bonanza and all the way to the bottom also.

 

You can go from top to bottom but you will have to take two chairs to get back to the top if what you really mean is how many lifts to do top to bottom runs.

post #4 of 11

"Homerun" is most likely both the longest run and the run with the greatest vertical if you start way back on the ridge line.  It is a gentle green run and a lot of fun for heading back to base.  Rookies I have skied with have had a lot of fun on this run.

 

To answer the question, no.  PCMR is just like the others in that the mountain is not top to bottom vertical.  Jupiter Peak is the highest and you can't get down to base from there.

 

I'm about to head out to Jackson, so I'm looking forward to a comparison to my trips to Utah.  But I've often wished some of the runs were longer.  Snowbasin offers that top to bottom big mountain feel, but not the Park City area.  Then again, I have no problem with 1300-1800 vertical feet.  It sure beats 300 foot hills.

post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Eagles Pdx View Post

You can. Jupiter Bowl down and Thaynes Canyon run out top to bottom.  You end up at the bottom of King Con which is about the same as the base.

 

You can go from Summit lodge, top of Bonanza and all the way to the bottom also.

 

You can go from top to bottom but you will have to take two chair to get back to the top if what you really mean is how many lifts to do top to bottom runs.

OK, I forgot about the Thaynes Canyon part.  I suppose that counts.  I'm sure PCMR counts it.  To me, that is two very different runs.  You have a flattish base run, and you have a steep ungroomed big mountain run.  Definitely not the same.  

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OK, I forgot about the Thaynes Canyon part.  I suppose that counts.  I'm sure PCMR counts it.  To me, that is two very different runs.  You have a flattish base run, and you have a steep ungroomed big mountain run.  Definitely not the same.  

 



No top to bottom run is going to be the same terrain the whole run, it is typically several different runs.

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Thanks all!
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by mpskier View Post

Hola.  I've never skied at Park City Mtn Resort.   Can you ski close to it's 3000 vertical feet in 1 run?

 

I like Deer Vally & the Canyons somewhat, but it's annoying how the runs really are not that long.  

 

Thanks  redface.gif

Brett

That's what I noticed as well, and I'm just a beginner and have never even been there.  I was looking for long easy blues and greens and it just doesn't seem to be there, so instead i focused on Breckenridge and ultimately settled on Telluride.

 

I'm coming from the east coast so a big thing for me (b/c these issues PLAGUE the places I go.......1 minutes of skiing followed by 20 minutes of waiting) was lack of lines and looooong green and blue runs, so Telluride fit just right.  

post #9 of 11

Been a long time since I skied PCMR but.

 

Top of Jupiter, down Pioneer ridge to the start of Bonanza to Silver Queen to Treasure Hollow to the base area.

 

Not what I would call a particularly great line, but Top to Bottom.cool.gif

post #10 of 11

Looks like the answer is "almost"...

 

... at least according to http://verticalfeet.com/ and http://mountainvertical.com/ which report that the continuous skiable vertical at Park City is 2712', or about 400' less than the number you get by subtracting the lowest point from the highest point.

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by bunion View Post

Been a long time since I skied PCMR but.

 

Top of Jupiter, down Pioneer ridge to the start of Bonanza to Silver Queen to Treasure Hollow to the base area.

 

Not what I would call a particularly great line, but Top to Bottom.cool.gif

 

You forgot to mention the longish boot-pack to the top of Jupiter!  And after doing that, you'd want to get your money's worth by doing Puma Bowl into McConkey's, rather than finishing half way to cut onto Pioneer Ridge. 

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