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Best Bowls around the Salt Lake City Utah Areas?

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So I'm headed to Utah next week after a one year sabbatical from skiing out west.  My ACL and Meniscus had other plans for me after my Whistler Blackcomb trip in 2012.  I've re-promised my body I will remember that it's not 25 anymore. lol.

 

I've never skied Utah and I'd like to maybe try a few of the resorts around SLC.  I'll be there for 4-5 days.  Mrs. FTSki likes to snowboard so I guess Alta and Deer Valley are out.  The remaining areas that keep coming to the top in my research are Snowbird, Solitude, Park City, Canyons and Brighton.  I'm a huge bowl fan so I thought I'd just ask opinions on who has the best bowls of all the SLC areas?


Edited by FTski - 2/20/14 at 5:27pm
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I have heard of the legendary Mineral Basin at Snowbird and seen some pics. It looks like quite the bowl. I think if bowls are your thing then Snowbird would be the place to start.

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Every area around SLC has bowls. Follow your nose and you will find them of every shape and size.  Lots of folks on here know Utah way better than me, but nobody is talking.  Here is my $0.02 worth.  

 

Mineral Basin is a very good choice. Like most alpine bowls there is some of everything, and some decent light and snow make it a lot of fun.  

 

The other side of the ridge from Mineral Basin puts you at the top of the Sugarloaf lift at Alta, a lot of fun terrain and a few more trees for vision.

 

Personal favorite is Strawberry on the left side of Snowbasin.  Like Mineral Basin it is huge. Most of it is not that steep but you can ski for miles off of 1 lift.  Farther from SLC but an great resort.

 

You will have a great time, just don't over think it.

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This one's easy. Snowbasin has the most famous bowls in all of skiing. 

 

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at snowbird try mineral basin, if you are a good skier try some steeps off of cirque traverse, road to provo also has some shorter not so steep bowls like skiing!

at alta you can go to ballroom area, the initial area of the high traverse or you can traverse all the way to east greeley area!
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This one's easy. Snowbasin has the most famous bowls in all of skiing. 



I skied that bowl but it seemed flat
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This one's easy. Snowbasin has the most famous bowls in all of skiing. 

 

Great drainage in those little bowls.

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