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Park City vs. Alta vs. Snowbird

post #1 of 11
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I am staying in park city for 4 days next week.  I'd like to ski some combination of park city, alta and snowbird over those 4 days. Which would you recommend spending the most time at for 2 advanced intermediate skiers?

post #2 of 11

If it's your first time in SLC, ski them all.  I'd add a day at Deer Valley. Then next year you'll have an idea of which area you want to do a full week at next year.

post #3 of 11

I would be wary of spending a day at Snowbird if you are truly an "advanced intermediate ". 

 

If the snow conditions are not great in the PC area, you may want to add in a trip up BCC instead of Snowbird. You must do Alta though.

post #4 of 11

I would add, if you happen to land in good snow at PC....I'm not sure I would even bother going around to SLC. You're in "advanced intermediate" heaven in PC (between the 3 resorts). I'm sure you'll have a smashing time wherever you go though!!! Have fun.

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Originally Posted by Govnor View Post
 

I would be wary of spending a day at Snowbird if you are truly an "advanced intermediate ". 

 

If the snow conditions are not great in the PC area, you may want to add in a trip up BCC instead of Snowbird. You must do Alta though.

Govnor, are you saying it's too advanced or not advanced enough?  I definitely plan on Alta for 1 or maybe 2 days.  Wondering is Snowbird is worth the trip from park city too.

post #6 of 11

Snowbird is recognized as the most advanced mountain in the area (it's steep by anyone's standards). You likely have better options.

post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by mtsnow20 View Post
 

I am staying in park city for 4 days next week.  I'd like to ski some combination of park city, alta and snowbird over those 4 days. Which would you recommend spending the most time at for 2 advanced intermediate skiers?

Be helpful to know where else you have skied and perhaps examples of a few favorite trails.  "Advanced intermediate" can mean a lot of different things.  Will you have a car?

 

Since you are staying in Park City, makes more sense to ski over there most of the time for a short trip.  Skip Snowbird.  Ski Alta.

 

Have you looked at the Unofficial Guides for Alta and Snowbird?

post #8 of 11
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Marznc - I will have a rental car.  I mostly ski in vermont but have also done jackson hole, taos, breckenridge and steamboat.  I will ski just about anything (though couldn't bring myself to ski Corbets Couloir at jackson hole).    

post #9 of 11

You would be doing yourself a disservice if you did not ski Deer Valley.

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Originally Posted by mtsnow20 View Post
 

Marznc - I will have a rental car.  I mostly ski in vermont but have also done jackson hole, taos, breckenridge and steamboat.  I will ski just about anything (though couldn't bring myself to ski Corbets Couloir at jackson hole).    


Well, with more info it sounds like you're an advanced skier to me. Maybe the Bird would be a good option for you.

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by mtsnow20 View Post
 

Marznc - I will have a rental car.  I mostly ski in vermont but have also done jackson hole, taos, breckenridge and steamboat.  I will ski just about anything (though couldn't bring myself to ski Corbets Couloir at jackson hole).    

In that case, pick three and then spend the last day where you had the most fun.  If you create a thread with your dates, you might be able to find a local to take a few runs with.  Did you notice the thread about the Mountain Workshop at Alta? 

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