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We're headed to Park City area in Mid to late March.  Then we've got 3 free days before heading home.  Where to go?  Thinking Powder Mountain as we've never been, but not sure what the snow is like there that time of year.  Solitude or Brighton?  We've got 3 kids in tow age 4-13.  Thanks for tips.  - Jen

post #2 of 11

March is generally a good snow month for Utah. I would recommend a March trip over a January trip every time. So, in terms of timing, I think you're doing alright.

 

PowMow is a nice choice. It certainly doesn't have the flash or infrastructure that you'll find in PC or LCC. Would the 4 year old be skiing? What kind of terrain are you most interested in finding?

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Thanks! We are good with no-frills.  The PC trip is sponsored by my 76 yo mom, who plans an annual ski trip out west for extended family & pays for lodging (thanks mom - we can't afford to haul 5 of us out there anymore w/o this support!).  She picks  destination and she and  hubbie like fine restaurants. So PC it is this year.  We tack on 3-4 days to do our own thing.  Four yr old won't be skiing -  hopefully she's in childcare part of each day.

 

Three of us snowboard, one son skis. We all prefer powder over groomed. My husband and 13-yr-old snowkite  and they like tree snowboarding (me too if they are spaced widely :) ).   Not into moguls or insanely steep or cliff jumping. We are east coasters that do our best with our winters -- rent a home in Canaan Valley, WV each winter & love nordic/ skate skiing/ back country x-country skiing up in Dolly Sods - great work out, great price tag.    We try to do some of that when we go out west too.

 

Our side trip 6 yrs ago was to Brighton & Solitude -- enjoyed that.  Never to Pow Mow.  Like the idea of snow cat skiing and the range of options for getting up the mtn.  But wonder if the slow lifts take a chunk out of the day? Wondered if the snow gets softer there in March as it is lower elev? 

 

If we do Pow Mow, suggestions on lodging?  Looking for a 2-3 bdrm condo.  Hot tub a must for these aging muscles.  Trying to decide top of mtn vs down in Eden.  We're only there 2-3 nights. Saw Moose Hollow on the web. 

 

Cheers!

Jen

post #4 of 11
Stay in Eden. You'll like Pow Mow, lots of gentle terrain and very wide open and uncrowned so greater chance of finding powder. Consider a day at Snowbasin as well.
post #5 of 11

Yeah, it sounds like PowMow would be a fun addition to your trip. As long as you aren't too concerned with wild nightlife or off-the-hill stuff to do, I think PowMow offers something less common at Utah ski areas. Nice pitches, nice snow, nice atmosphere - sounds like what you described to be your favorite characteristics.

post #6 of 11
Pow Mow is a good destination for snow kiting. I think they even have a snow kiting ticket for cheap. It's the only resort I've ever seen kites at, come to think of it.

Sounds Iike it'd be a good fit for the rest, too.
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 

Excellent - thank you all!  I love chat rooms like this.  So helpful.  Eden/PowMow it is! 

 

Enjoy,
Jen

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Thanks! We are good with no-frills.  The PC trip is sponsored by my 76 yo mom, who plans an annual ski trip out west for extended family & pays for lodging (thanks mom - we can't afford to haul 5 of us out there anymore w/o this support!).  She picks  destination and she and  hubbie like fine restaurants. So PC it is this year.  We tack on 3-4 days to do our own thing.  Four yr old won't be skiing -  hopefully she's in childcare part of each day.

 

Three of us snowboard, one son skis. We all prefer powder over groomed. My husband and 13-yr-old snowkite  and they like tree snowboarding (me too if they are spaced widely :) ).   Not into moguls or insanely steep or cliff jumping. We are east coasters that do our best with our winters -- rent a home in Canaan Valley, WV each winter & love nordic/ skate skiing/ back country x-country skiing up in Dolly Sods - great work out, great price tag.    We try to do some of that when we go out west too.

 

Our side trip 6 yrs ago was to Brighton & Solitude -- enjoyed that.  Never to Pow Mow.  Like the idea of snow cat skiing and the range of options for getting up the mtn.  But wonder if the slow lifts take a chunk out of the day? Wondered if the snow gets softer there in March as it is lower elev? 

 

If we do Pow Mow, suggestions on lodging?  Looking for a 2-3 bdrm condo.  Hot tub a must for these aging muscles.  Trying to decide top of mtn vs down in Eden.  We're only there 2-3 nights. Saw Moose Hollow on the web. 

 

Cheers!

Jen

Lots of VRBO condo options in Eden.  Moose Hollow are the best.  Most of the folks who are getting together for Diva Week West are staying in Moose Hollow.  A few of the bigger units have a private hot tub.  The rec center has hot tub and sauna.  The advantage of staying in Eden is that driving over to Snowbasin is easy if don't want to ski PowMow the entire time.  Definitely worth a day to check out SB if over in the Ogden Valley.

post #9 of 11
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Great thanks!  And we are neighbors....     Massanutten :).   We live in Maryland.

Jen

post #10 of 11
Jen:
I'm heading out there tuesday and back again mid-march. When r u guys going to be out there? Be glad to make a couple runs with you guys. This is an annual trip that my wife and kids head do. We're from MD also.
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We're headed to Park City area in Mid to late March.  Then we've got 3 free days before heading home.  Where to go?  Thinking Powder Mountain as we've never been, but not sure what the snow is like there that time of year.  Solitude or Brighton?  We've got 3 kids in tow age 4-13.  Thanks for tips.  - Jen

Hmm . . . didn't notice the age of the kids before.  The PowMow ski school is in a completely difference section than the other lifts.  Brighton has a good ski school.  That's where lots of locals send their kids for lessons after school.

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