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post #31 of 48
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Another classic thread turned ski review....on Snowbird.
http://www.epicski.com/products/snowbird/reviews/1536

Well then. The knee injury sucks, but did I see that they had 6 ski days under their belt before heading to Snowbird? Probably ill advised. Maybe things would have gone better if they had Mr. Matta as their instructor- wasn't he at Snowbird then?

The trip report shows one thing I have always maerveled at- the number of skiers out there that make skiing decisions based on who gets the most snow, but yet cannot ski powder.

Seems like they were good sports. I laughed at the 140cm Roxys .
post #32 of 48

Is it worth it for two mid intermediate skiers from East Coast to visit UT?

          Makes more sense to pay more and go to Stowe. Read that other thread referenced on pg 1 to find out why.

 

Otherwise, you know the answer. Maybe you have questions about the ski areas which would be more valuable than looking for yes/no. That discussion will end up like "Should blind people be allowed concealed carry gun permits?" (Iowa says yes)

post #33 of 48
You have a free house and car? Yes its worth it. Thats huge from a price valuation.
The other way is whats the other option youre comparing against? Do you get free lodging elsewhere? Do you have all the money but no time?

Alta has plenty of groomers to enjoy
post #34 of 48
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Is it worth it for two mid intermediate skiers from East Coast to visit UT?
          Makes more sense to pay more and go to Stowe. Read that other thread referenced on pg 1 to find out why.

Otherwise, you know the answer. Maybe you have questions about the ski areas which would be more valuable than looking for yes/no. That discussion will end up like "Should blind people be allowed concealed carry gun permits?" (Iowa says yes)

I think they should come to Denver, rent a 2WD, shut down I-70, and admit it. smile.gif

Oh, and we have both Harold Harb and a pot dispensary in Downieville. If I-70 is shut down, the combination of a spliff and a trial run on Harb Carvers would suitably pass the time.

So, no. It is not worth visiting UT. But Colorado for sure.
post #35 of 48
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Another classic thread turned ski review....on Snowbird.
http://www.epicski.com/products/snowbird/reviews/1536

 

Oh my.

post #36 of 48
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Oh my.
It's better having the original thread to reference..
http://www.epicski.com/t/90780/help-with-where-to-go-for-the-best-skiing-in-late-march-early-april-please-help-a-newbie-out
post #37 of 48
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It's better having the original thread to reference..
http://www.epicski.com/t/90780/help-with-where-to-go-for-the-best-skiing-in-late-march-early-april-please-help-a-newbie-out

 

I've seen that thread, because the OP referenced Wolf Creek in the first post- it comes up when I try to do my ambassador duties and search for Wolf Creek content. Never read it all the way through or saw the review/TR.

 

I recall thinking the first time I read it that the OP was just not a good candidate for Wolf Creek due to getting owned by snow- 6 days on skis is not a good time to go be a powderhound. Although if it hadn't snowed, all the low pitch stuff would have been right up their alley, I guess.

 

I have to give that guy credit- he really does come across as a good sport. I know plenty of people that would have gone down the path of "the ski area lied to us about the challenge and caused a knee injury."  I'm sorry he and his SO got such a rude awakening to relative difficulty trail markings and the reality of powder- you have to know how to turn the ski without rotation to have a chance.


Edited by anachronism - 8/20/14 at 12:22pm
post #38 of 48
No brainer.

Just fyi, you'll never want to do least coast skiing again after some time in SLC. I did VT/NH for many, many years, then made a west pilgramige. Simply put, I never did the east again. Now, even though I go east a lot to see family and friends, the only days I do are primarily wither WB or SLC.

As said before, Altabird is fantastic, but there's Snowbasin or the Canyons which are just an absolute blast.
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Yes, there is plenty of terrain that is accessible to intermediates.  I used to run a middle school ski club.  I even took my first season skiers there and they had a blast.

post #41 of 48
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paging @twochordcool

He might still have a pager. Unless of course he lost it in a yard sale in that huge east coast groomer pow.
post #42 of 48
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He might still have a pager. Unless of course he lost it in a yard sale in that huge east coast groomer pow.

 

 

For a minute, I wondered if he had retired from the internet, but no...

 

https://plus.google.com/109625791851017943471/posts

 

He's still here, getting in non-stop, content-free, political fights and making really uncomfortable comments towards women...

 

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 PS - you're cute, many guys are thinking they'd do you given the opportunity! That's reality.

 

I am sure we will again be graced with his presence in the fall.

post #43 of 48

What about a week before Christmas? how is the condition then? I am from the east as well, and might go to Vegas this Christmas, and thinking spending 4 days in Utah... during Dec 19-24

post #44 of 48
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What about a week before Christmas? how is the condition then? I am from the east as well, and might go to Vegas this Christmas, and thinking spending 4 days in Utah... during Dec 19-24

 

I really like skiing the week before Christmas and think you'd be fine.

post #45 of 48

The conditions the week before Christmas are different every year, and there's no one-year-fits-all answer. This past season you'd be delirious if you were in Steamboat before Christmas, in Utah, not so much, although it'll still blow your mind compared to east coast. This was the week after Christmas. Essentially good least coast conditions, but NOTHING like the real UT potential

 

 

 

JoeUT at Snowbasin with a little fresh overnight:

 

 

Your problem will be going back to the east after a taste of UT, all you'll think about is going back.

post #46 of 48
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As the title states, looking at taking a ski vacation and seeing something new. Would love to see what the West Coast skiing is like.

 

My friend and I have a good deal for snowbird/alta in Utah and are wondering if it is worth the trip? We have a free house to stay in and vehicle. We can ski any trail on the east coast but feel as if the trails at snowbird will be too difficult. Are there enough intermediate trails at bird/alta? We are limited to going in mid the second/third week of January 2015.  Any comments are appreciated.

 

Free use of house and car? 

 

Can ski everything back East? While the terrain may be steeper and more intense, the snow is much more forgiving. You'll have no problem.

 

Don't over think this. Buy your plane tickets now when they'll likely be the cheapest and GO!

post #47 of 48
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Free use of house and car? 

Can ski everything back East? While the terrain may be steeper and more intense, the snow is much more forgiving. You'll have no problem.

Don't over think this. Buy your plane tickets now when they'll likely be the cheapest and GO!

Southwest's fare sale is on through 8/28, I just bought tickets yesterday to SLC. They usually have another sale in early October, I think, but these were pretty good fares from Denver so I jumped on it.
post #48 of 48
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Originally Posted by vwluke View Post
 

As the title states, looking at taking a ski vacation and seeing something new. Would love to see what the West Coast skiing is like.

 

My friend and I have a good deal for snowbird/alta in Utah and are wondering if it is worth the trip? We have a free house to stay in and vehicle. We can ski any trail on the east coast but feel as if the trails at snowbird will be too difficult. Are there enough intermediate trails at bird/alta? We are limited to going in mid the second/third week of January 2015.  Any comments are appreciated.

 

Free use of house and car? 

 

Can ski everything back East? While the terrain may be steeper and more intense, the snow is much more forgiving. You'll have no problem.

 

Don't over think this. Buy your plane tickets now when they'll likely be the cheapest and GO!

 

Really, that is better than being sponsored. Got room for jimmy?

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