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post #61 of 65
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Don't people crowd Park City during Spring Break?

The 3 big resorts in Summit County UT do half the visits of the 3 big resorts in Summit County CO, so I see no issues there.

 

Your son's spring break week is the same as my timeshare week at Snowbird.  I only see major lineups on big powder days.  If it's warm in March the lower elevations around Park City can get sloppy.  They also have a lot of flats, though not as traverse-intensive as Breck.  These are potential issues for your son learning snowboarding.  Snowbird is not a good place for a beginner at anything, but Brighton/Solitude might be worthwhile if it's slushy at Park City.  You should stay in Salt Lake with your son to save $$$, particularly since it's 45 minutes max drive to Park City and in March you probably won;t be skiing those areas more than half the time anyway.  And you can get discount tix to the PC areas in Salt Lake but not in PC.  If your son switches back to skiing you should go to Alta for a day also.

 

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Without son will be a non-peak week at Breck.  Probably be late March or first of April as my buddy with the room doesn't like those frigid temps of Feb.

This is a very good idea.  The 2011 Gathering at Breck was in that timeframe and I saw few crowd issues and snow on the upper half of the mountain was excellent.  For 2015 one caveat is that Easter is April 5.  The prior week is very busy at Vail, not sure how much Breck is impacted.

post #62 of 65
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Originally Posted by breilly View Post
 

Thanks.  That traverse at the bottom from peak 8 to 9 was quite a waste of time.

Frosty's then the E Chair is very retro -- esp the two seat setup!

post #63 of 65
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Originally Posted by job151 View Post
 

Frosty's then the E Chair is very retro -- esp the two seat setup!

Frosty's is a little advanced for a low level intermediate though a mid to advanced intermediate should be fine. It used to be a blue/black but is now rated Black   

post #64 of 65
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Originally Posted by Tony Crocker View Post
 

The 3 big resorts in Summit County UT do half the visits of the 3 big resorts in Summit County CO, so I see no issues there.

 

Your son's spring break week is the same as my timeshare week at Snowbird.  I only see major lineups on big powder days.  If it's warm in March the lower elevations around Park City can get sloppy.  They also have a lot of flats, though not as traverse-intensive as Breck.  These are potential issues for your son learning snowboarding.  Snowbird is not a good place for a beginner at anything, but Brighton/Solitude might be worthwhile if it's slushy at Park City.  You should stay in Salt Lake with your son to save $$$, particularly since it's 45 minutes max drive to Park City and in March you probably won;t be skiing those areas more than half the time anyway.  And you can get discount tix to the PC areas in Salt Lake but not in PC.  If your son switches back to skiing you should go to Alta for a day also.

 

This is a very good idea.  The 2011 Gathering at Breck was in that timeframe and I saw few crowd issues and snow on the upper half of the mountain was excellent.  For 2015 one caveat is that Easter is April 5.  The prior week is very busy at Vail, not sure how much Breck is impacted.

Oooh, didn't realize Easter was early April this year.  Will try to get him to go up Mar 26 and leave by Apr 1, hopefully ahead of most of the Easter crowd.

post #65 of 65
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Originally Posted by lonewolf210 View Post
 

Frosty's is a little advanced for a low level intermediate though a mid to advanced intermediate should be fine. It used to be a blue/black but is now rated Black  

true, for low intermediate, little daunting, though was a blue-black a few years ago, and is pretty short...but when it gets icy, would be a problem for someone at that level.  Have seen it often just full of icy stretches over the years too.

 

To be honest if that daunts them, the mounting of the E chair  itself as it whips around won't be a huge amount of fun either!

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