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Best Glades In Utah

post #1 of 9
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Me and my buddy are taking our annual western ski trip, mid week February and staying with friends in Kearns or SLC, somewhere in Utah for free


So Im asking what are the best resorts in Utah to find great glades and deep untouched Powder.  We are skiing a non-holiday midweek during February so crowds shouldnt be much on an issue.

 

We dont care about steeps, bumps, parks, groomers, or slopeside accommodations

 

So far we DEF want to hit Powder Mountain, no idea what else

post #2 of 9
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We are going to be there for a week or so.... Maybe flying into Denver, skiing Wolf Creek and then driving to Utah IS do-able.... Or fly into denver and drive up to Steamboat again then over to Utah

 

.... I dont know what to do, I just want deep powder and great glades

post #3 of 9

You might find deep untouched powder at Brighton and Solitude in the trees more frequently than at the other resorts. If you are going up to Powder Mt. should also hit up Snowbasin.

post #4 of 9

I hit solitude, brighton, alta , snowbird and deer valley last winter during a cycle and they were all pretty tracked out pretty quickly except Deer valley which was really good, i had low expectations but it was empty and no problem finding good snow all day. I thought solitude would rock but they get traffic so, and snowbird forget it unless you time it perfectly and know where to look

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Originally Posted by Kase-1 View Post
 

Me and my buddy are taking our annual western ski trip, mid week February and staying with friends in Kearns or SLC, somewhere in Utah for free


So Im asking what are the best resorts in Utah to find great glades and deep untouched Powder.  We are skiing a non-holiday midweek during February so crowds shouldnt be much on an issue.

 

We dont care about steeps, bumps, parks, groomers, or slopeside accommodations

 

So far we DEF want to hit Powder Mountain, no idea what else


Ask again closer to the date.  I did a mid-season trip a few years ago where we wanted to check out PowMow over the weekend when staying in the city.  But it was too warm and not worth the drive so we went to Snowbasin instead and had a good time even without fresh powder.

 

If you know where to look, Brighton has powder in trees to be found 3-4 days after a powder storm.  So does Solitude but can't get in too many runs given what it takes to get back into Honeycomb Canyon.

post #6 of 9

Your definite choice Powder Mountain has a number of really nice gladed areas.  In particular the treed areas to the skiers left off of Paradise offer some of the best tree skiing in Utah IMO.  It is a mix of pines, aspen, and open areas.  

 

As mentioned above, Deer Valley has a lot of quality, maintained gladed areas.  The trees off Great Western at Brighton also stand out.

post #7 of 9

Solitude...you won't be disappointed.  

post #8 of 9

A few random thoughts on Pow Mou. 

Sort of.

http://www.epicski.com/t/118883/powder-mountain-february-19-26

 

D1

post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by Kase-1 View Post

So Im asking what are the best resorts in Utah to find great glades and deep untouched Powder.

That which you seek can be elusive, but not out of the ordinary. 

Better to not expect or demand it with a $80 lift ticket. 

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