Originally Posted by tch
For some reason, Pow Mow is easy to diss here. It's not expert enough, it's not steep enough, it's not varied or challenging.... whatever. All I know is that I skipped the place for years b/c of opinions like this expressed here. This year, I went...and now I'll go back again and again.
It's true there's precious little pucker-steep terrain. And the trees are spaced widely enough to actually get through. But how many skiers really NEED or truly WANT those things? Or will more fully enjoy their experience if it is 80% hairball terrain?
I sometimes find the celebration of "expert" mountains here to be off-putting. "There's no place like Jackson Hole..or Snowbird...or Squaw." But how many of us really want to ski Corbet's every day, every run?
PowMow is a wonderful throwback to when skiing was simply fun and you could go anywhere. It has a wonderful vibe and an openness that invites you to try unknown lines w/o having to worry if you'll face mandatory air or 50* chutes. If you don't like it, fine; there will be more untracked for me. But maybe we don't always have to dismiss it.
LOTS of assumptions here, many incorrect.
Not all about the GREAT terrain that he apparently hasn't seen at Snowbird (pucker-steep, hairball,. mandatory air, 50* chutes etc etc - YOUR words), but the very fine terrain all over the mountain. For "throwback" do you mean all those wonderful slow fixed grip lifts, or the bus that you wait for, or the overpriced cat ride, or the "lodge".
I don't ski Corbet's every run, but love to dive into Mineral Basin with freshies
Hey look, on the least coast Magic and MSGRG are my favorites, and off I-70 I'll take A-basin anyday, but when there's Snowbasin, Snowbird and so many others in the immediate, vicinity, PowMow is absolute dead last i appeal.