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Park City area conditions?

post #1 of 13
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Im on the east coast and we're considering a trip there 2nd week of April. PCMR, Deer Valley, Canyons and so forth.

Anyone been this week? Looks like they've been getting snow the last couple of days but I'd like to hear opinions on how they'll be set up in two weeks. I've never been to PC.

Thanks for any info.
post #2 of 13

I ski Deer Valley & Canyons Resort.

 

We've had a ton of snow this week.  Conditions are cold (this morning the thermometer on my outdoor deck read 15 degrees F) so I think the snow will last.  More is on the way.

 

I think this week has been the best of the season. 3 days ago the snowflakes were HUGE - ping-pong ball size.  Some could be mistaken for birds.  This afternoon skiing Canyons was pretty much a white-out.  At my house 5 mins away it was barely snowing.  On the mountain it was still dumping.  

 

Definitely bring powder skis.

post #3 of 13
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Thank you.  Forgot to ask: What is the latest on the booze limitations there?  Is the beer still limited to 3%, therefore no IPAs?  I'll google all this soon but I'd appreciate a local's take on the bar scene in PC.

 

I haven't been to Utah in 5 years and I've heard there have been changes.

post #4 of 13

Most beer in utah is 3.2%. But you may be able to find so called "Full strength beer" both at bars/restaurants in bottles (will be labeled) or sold in licensed liquor stores where they also sell wine.   Fortunately, perhaps the altitude may help amplify the effects of the alcohol.  Ask around when you get there.

 

Not a local but explained to me earlier this year

post #5 of 13
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Most beer in utah is 3.2%. But you may be able to find so called "Full strength beer" both at bars/restaurants in bottles (will be labeled) or sold in licensed liquor stores where they also sell wine.   Fortunately, perhaps the altitude may help amplify the effects of the alcohol.  Ask around when you get there.

 

Not a local but explained to me earlier this year

Well it is not that you "may" be able to find full strength beer but that you "will" be able to find full strength beer.  You can find it at state liquor stores, in bottles in restaurants and bars and on tap at brewpubs.

post #6 of 13

Stick to the bottle beers they are full strength, as far as martinis etc we learned the trick the first day they can only pour 1.4 ounces so have ur friend order a shot of whatever ur poisen is to get the normal dosage because u cant order it they cant bring two drinks for one person at the same time, kinda stupid if u ask me.
 

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Originally Posted by raytseng View Post

Most beer in utah is 3.2%. But you may be able to find so called "Full strength beer" both at bars/restaurants in bottles (will be labeled) or sold in licensed liquor stores where they also sell wine.   Fortunately, perhaps the altitude may help amplify the effects of the alcohol.  Ask around when you get there.

 

Not a local but explained to me earlier this year

I posted a couple of links yesterday ... both 3.2 and altitude are mostly old wives tales. Or something like that. Studies have shown that altitude has no effect on alcohol, and 3.2 is measured by weight, other beer is measured by volume. So 3.2 is 4.0 by volume, on the low side but common for normal beer.  I did try some craft beers on tap, and they weren't as good since they often should be a little stronger, but it's the difference between drinking 12 oz and 14 oz, or something like that. Not enough to notice unless you are a total and complete lightweight.

 

And yes, stick to beer and wine,  or just an oz at a time of whatever spirit you like. Bourbon rocks works pretty well. Just don't mix it with anything.

post #8 of 13

I agree SEG ive never noticed altitude affecting my alcohol i feel the same after having X amount of beers there as i do on the east coast.
 

post #9 of 13

 Park City Radio reported 18" over the weekend and cold temperatures. PC resorts should be good. Cottonwoods have had winter conditions. Saturdays report from Powder Mountain was spectacular- freshies all day. You should be fine. Spring is the hardest season to dress for, temps can vary wildly- a light shell with layers should do you. Second week of April is pushing it for PC, but the Cottonwoods should hold up fine. Rent a car.

post #10 of 13

All spirits are sold in State Liquor Stores.  You'll find full strength beer in the State Liquor Stores as well.  You'll find IPAs, Double IPAs, and Barleywine Ale (a Triple IPA).  There is a pretty good selection; my favorite is a Double IPA called "Hops Rising."  Note that there is no refrigerated section in the state liquor stores, so you get room temp beer & then take it home & chill it.  

 

The price of 25 yo Macallan single malt scotch is comparable to the same bottle in Nevada at Costco.  

 

There are at least 3 state liquor stores in Park City that I know of.

 

Where do you plan to stay? I'll tell you where the closest one is.

post #11 of 13

thats actually all there is in park city is those 3 liquor stores
 

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All spirits are sold in State Liquor Stores.  You'll find full strength beer in the State Liquor Stores as well.  You'll find IPAs, Double IPAs, and Barleywine Ale (a Triple IPA).  There is a pretty good selection; my favorite is a Double IPA called "Hops Rising."  Note that there is no refrigerated section in the state liquor stores, so you get room temp beer & then take it home & chill it.  

 

The price of 25 yo Macallan single malt scotch is comparable to the same bottle in Nevada at Costco.  

 

There are at least 3 state liquor stores in Park City that I know of.

 

Where do you plan to stay? I'll tell you where the closest one is.

Whaaaa????

 

I might have to go to Park City to ski powder but more importantly to get my hands on some fine single malts for Costco prices!

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by SportyandMisty View Post

All spirits are sold in State Liquor Stores.  You'll find full strength beer in the State Liquor Stores as well.  You'll find IPAs, Double IPAs, and Barleywine Ale (a Triple IPA).  There is a pretty good selection; my favorite is a Double IPA called "Hops Rising."  Note that there is no refrigerated section in the state liquor stores, so you get room temp beer & then take it home & chill it.  

 

The price of 25 yo Macallan single malt scotch is comparable to the same bottle in Nevada at Costco.  

 

There are at least 3 state liquor stores in Park City that I know of.

 

Where do you plan to stay? I'll tell you where the closest one is.

 

I think the plan is Slopeside Marriot at PCMR.  Park City is plan B if we don't think conditions will be good enough in New England at that time for a spring skiing tour through Maine and VT.  We've taken the 2nd week off and making a call last minute.

 

Thanks to everyone for the info!

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