Originally Posted by irowberry
I'm sure at Alta or any resort in Utah, there are sure to be less lines on a Sunday, with everybody being religious and all
. I am going to Alta on Saturday and Monday. I know that Snowbasin has 1 skier per 6 acres, so its usually empty. I know that lots of kids at my school go skiing at Brighton.
Mmmm...IME not so much. Utah may be mostly LDS, but most LDS are about as observant as your average American, so this Sunday will be at least busy. Anyhow, I was with marznc on that Sunday, and she's right, there were significant lines. Not monstrous, but quite a few people, and this coming warm and sunny Sunday and Monday will be busier than that. Personally I'd go with Monday rather than Sunday because a lot of out of town visitors will leave earlier in the day.
I've been puzzling over which day to ski Alta because I usually avoid President's day weekend (or any holiday weekend, for that matter) at Alta unless foul weather will knock down the crowds. This weekend I'm meeting up with someone, though, so I'm gambling on Saturday, figuring that there'll be a fair number of out-of-towners getting their ski legs back but that locals might be shopping holiday sales or having family time, leaving some room to move. We'll see how that pans out.
Others have confirmed that Solitude is a good choice when the other LCC/BCC resorts are busy; Snowbasin and PowMow are also supposed to be less busy than the SLC/PC resorts, and they'll have more solidly spring conditions.