I will be joining friends vacationing at Park City Mountain Resort this winter. I will be there from January 25, 2014 to February 2, 2014.
I am 54 years old, fairly fit, level 9 skier. I am fairly competent in any snow conditions. I prefer ungroomed snow to groomers, but do not mind the latter, especially at the end of the day when the old legs get tired. This will be my second trip to Utah, after Snowbird/Alta two years ago. My understanding is that PCMR is easier than either of the LCC ski areas. It also looks like the mountain has to be skied in 1500 vertical feet increments. The Canyons Resort looks like it has a more interesting trail layout, but plenty of flats at the bottom. Where should I ski?
Also, is there interesting "sidecountry" that is lift accessible at either area. I have AT gear and skins, so I do not mind a traverse or boot pack to get to the goods. I do not mind skinning back up at the end of a run either, as long as it can be done within reasonable time (no more than 45 minutes). Do any such opportunities exist at either PCMR or the Canyons?