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Best resort in UT for powder + snowboarding

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Hello everyone!  I've been to Park City once, and I felt it was a good all-around place for snowboarding.  I'm looking for tips regarding powder runs / bowls for a snowboarder (me) in the SLC/PC area.  Basically, I don't want to be stuck hiking out of the trees in waist deep powder, and I don't want to die falling off a cliff.  I can comfortably go down most blacks as long as they are not complete ice and completely moguls.  I am pretty comfortable in trees and really enjoy them.

 

Thanks!

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Welcome to EpicSki or should I say EpicBoard:)

Boarders seem to really like Brighton.  The ratio of boarder to skier is higher there than many places.  The snow is as great there as anywhere in UT.  They have several parks and there is a nice array of straight down the fall line trail pods with upper intermediate and low expert terrain.  Good scenery and definitely some double black diamonds in the Millicent area.  Brighton also has night skiing and is a little cheaper than some of the other areas.  It's smaller than PC, but sometimes good things come in small packages.

But if you go that far you should also do at least one day at Snowbird to see why it is famous for steeps and big lines.

Millicent area at Brighton, UT

Evidence of boarders:)

 

Nice intermediate terrain

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So on this trip, I hit Snow Basin, The Canyons, and Powder Mountain.

 

I would highly recommend all three of these resorts for boarders if they have good pow like they did when I was there.  My last day was at PowMow, they got 11" the night before out of nowhere, it was epic.  It was like driving into a parallel universe, nothing around except for that little canyon had any snow whatsoever.

 

PowMow had the least steeps, but the place is wide open, pick a direction and go.  Very similar to Bridger Bowl in MT.

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