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Powder Mountain Powder Safari - first week of March?

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Does anyone have any experience with the PowMow Powder Safari's?  Anyone been recently?  I am going to be at Powder Mtn for the first time for two days, 3/7-3/8 and I'm trying to decide whether to book a snowcat trip or not.  I just wondering if its worth the $ in the spring like conditions it looks like we are going to have.

 

Any advice would be great, thanks.

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Knowing the exposure issues Pow Mow has, I would be hesitant to book in advance.  Supposedly the Powder Safari's terrain is even more moderate than Lightning Ridge cat terrain.  Which by the way, you can hike in 10-15 minutes.

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Knowing the exposure issues Pow Mow has, I would be hesitant to book in advance.  Supposedly the Powder Safari's terrain is even more moderate than Lightning Ridge cat terrain.  Which by the way, you can hike in 10-15 minutes.

Interesting, thanks for sharing.  

 

I should probably add that I'm from Michigan and will be in UT for a week, 2 days at Powder Mountain, so I can't be as picky condition wise and someone from say Salt Lake City.  I'm an advanced skier, 7/9.

 

That said, if the snow conditions really are not any better in the powder safari area than the lift services and lightning ridge areas then would just assume save the money.

 

Any first hand reports?

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It's been warm and rainy on and off for three weeks. I can't imagine the snow is anything worth paying cat skiing prices for. No way would I do it unless there's a bunch of snow between now and then.
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Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD View Post
 

Knowing the exposure issues Pow Mow has, I would be hesitant to book in advance.  Supposedly the Powder Safari's terrain is even more moderate than Lightning Ridge cat terrain.  Which by the way, you can hike in 10-15 minutes.

Interesting, thanks for sharing.  

 

I should probably add that I'm from Michigan and will be in UT for a week, 2 days at Powder Mountain, so I can't be as picky condition wise and someone from say Salt Lake City.  I'm an advanced skier, 7/9.

 

That said, if the snow conditions really are not any better in the powder safari area than the lift services and lightning ridge areas then would just assume save the money.

 

Any first hand reports?

Any reason you wouldn't consider Snowbasin if conditions are not stellar powder-wise?

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Any reason you wouldn't consider Snowbasin if conditions are not stellar powder-wise?

Not at all.  We're staying in Eden those two nights but I'd definitely consider driving to Snowbasin for a day if the conditions are better.  Does Snowbasin preserve its snow better?

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Any reason you wouldn't consider Snowbasin if conditions are not stellar powder-wise?

Not at all.  We're staying in Eden those two nights but I'd definitely consider driving to Snowbasin for a day if the conditions are better.  Does Snowbasin preserve its snow better?

The drive from Eden to Snowbasin is really pretty short.  If you have never been there, I highly recommend checking the place out for one of the days.  There is more variation to the type of terrain at Snowbasin, compared to PowMow.  My first time my friends and I were skiing spring conditions in Jan, but we had a good time exploring.  Plus it's fun to ride up the tram and do the top of the Olympic Men's Downhill when there is good visibility.

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The first two days of the recent EpicSki Utah Gathering were at PowMow and Snowbasin.

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/125503/utah-gathering-2014-trip-report

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The first two days of the recent EpicSki Utah Gathering were at PowMow and Snowbasin.

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/125503/utah-gathering-2014-trip-report

looks like you guys certainly had some good conditions

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