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Advice needed -- where to ski April 4-6 ? [from NYC]

post #1 of 16
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I am looking to plan one more ski trip out west, this time for a long weekend.  Any thoughts on where I am likely to find the best conditions ?  I would be flying in from the East Coast, so I assume Utah is the best bet, but I am open to all suggestions.

 

Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 16

Well hard to say at this point but if you have to book now to save some $ on airfare I would pick a place with high elevation and a good current snowpack... Summit county

post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by JBro View Post
 

I am looking to plan one more ski trip out west,......... I assume Utah is the best bet, ......

And your assumption would be correct

post #4 of 16
That's a mighty big assumption. Where in Ut?
I think there are quite a few places that will be skiing well.
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by JBro View Post
 

I am looking to plan one more ski trip out west, this time for a long weekend.  Any thoughts on where I am likely to find the best conditions ?  I would be flying in from the East Coast, so I assume Utah is the best bet, but I am open to all suggestions.

 

Thanks in advance.

Try using the tag hotlink under Topics Discussed in the right hand column for Spring Skiing.  Once on that webpage, look for More on the bottom right to see a longer list of related threads.

 

Where do you usually ski out west?

post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 

I've skied a lot of places in the West, so there's really not a "usual" place.  With the family I've been to Deer Valley 3 or 4 times over the years, but also Steamboat, Breck, and Beaver Creek; we spent President's week in Telluride this year.

post #7 of 16
Assuming that any resorts in Ut, especially Park City, are going to be better than other resorts late season, is just il informed.
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 

I'm not sure who your comment is directed at, but I posted my question precisely to get that sort of information.  I focused on UT not only for snow conditions, but because its a heck of a lot easier to fly in and out of from the the East Coast. 

post #9 of 16
The Cottonwood Canyons should still be good in UT. After that it's kind of a crap shoot.

What do you like, terrain, snow, hotels, skitown, rental car and price?
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post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks.  I agree.  The dates of the thread discussed in that thread is a little later than I had in mind, but it still has a lot of good information.

post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 

Because I'm only going (or at least hoping to go -- other participants are dropping out like flies) for a long weekend, accessibility is key.  My other considerations are snow conditions and challenging terrain.  All the other stuff that I consider if I'm going for a week, does not really factor in.

post #13 of 16

Take the 7:15 Delta from a NYC airport or PHL, arrive at 10:30, be skiing by 1pm on first day.  Ski one or two more full days.  Last day ski until 2PM, and take 5PM Delta home, arriving at 11:30p.  Stay in Sandy/Midvale and ski the Cottonwoods.  Do the SLC shuffle coming and going.

post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by SnowbirdDevotee View Post

Take the 7:15 Delta from a NYC airport or PHL, arrive at 10:30, be skiing by 1pm on first day.  Ski one or two more full days.  Last day ski until 2PM, and take 5PM Delta home, arriving at 11:30p.  Stay in Sandy/Midvale and ski the Cottonwoods.  Do the SLC shuffle coming and going.
What he said. Early April isn't really that late for the Cottonwood Canyons. There may be decent snow elsewhere in northern Utah, especially if we've had some nice spring storms, but the elevation gives the Cottonwood Canyons an advantage in snow preservation, which increases the odds of skiable terrain.

BTW, between grocery and sporting goods stores you should never have to pay the window rate for lift tickets.
post #15 of 16
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Thanks.

post #16 of 16

Copper Mt!

If you need some Bogo's let me know?

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