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Where to ski? Utah 1/23 - 1/25

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I'm heading to SLC for work and will have 2 and a half days free to ski. Any recommendations on where to find snow? It's been 8 years since I was there last. I've skied Alta, PCMR, and Dear Valley. Don't mind repeating something but looking for suggestions on anywhere else I should try first?
I'm a former PSIA level 3 cert and will be skiing with another competent skier.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
post #2 of 10
I wonder--does Alta usually have the most snow?
post #3 of 10

Alta and Snowbird usually have the most. OP should try Snowbird if  he hasn't been there.

post #4 of 10

 This is a low snow year so far. It's snowing now, and we expect more in the next few days, by the time you get here, we should/better have good coverage in the Cottonwoods...Snowbird...watch the report and stay flexible.

    If not, Deer Valley may be the call for two days skiing at your level. Lots of steep groomers that are screamingly fast, crowds are gone, and there's tons of snowmaking. It's real cold and the new snow folds into the manmade for a nice velvety consistency. Also, during the summer, the butlers remove rocks from the off trail stuff, especially the bowls.    

 

 ;) 

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hey thanks for the response. I think we are going to do a day a Snowbird and a half day at Alta. For our other full day is the drive to Powder mtn worth it or should we head elsewhere?
post #6 of 10

I'd wait till closer to decide, leave your options open depending on conditions

post #7 of 10

Well, hell's bells...

post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by riskiguy View Post

Hey thanks for the response. I think we are going to do a day a Snowbird and a half day at Alta. For our other full day is the drive to Powder mtn worth it or should we head elsewhere?


If I were your I'd do full days at Alta and Snowbird and a half day at either Solitude or Brighton.  If the half day is skiing to 2pm and then a flight, Snowbasin is a better idea. Except on a powder day, the terrain at PM doesn't compare to any of the other SLC resorts.

post #9 of 10

If it's powder your after then make a game time decision based on who got the most snow.  Sometimes it can be Powder Mtn. and sometimes it can be Snowbird/Alta.  I hear the latter gets tracked out a lot faster.  

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by crank View Post
 

If it's powder your after then make a game time decision based on who got the most snow.  Sometimes it can be Powder Mtn. and sometimes it can be Snowbird/Alta.  I hear the latter gets tracked out a lot faster.  


^^This. 100%

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