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post #1 of 14
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Every year we ski this week out west  90% of the time the conditions are good to excellent.

Have a trip planned April 4-11 to Park City and conditions look fair at best.   Actually thinking of canceling this trip due to conditions.  HOW IS IT AND IS IT WORTH COMING OUT??

 

Thanks for all your replies.

post #2 of 14

i arrive in SLC on the 6th... skiing till the Sunday 12th... will buy spring snowbird pass and hit up Alta for a day on the 11th for the demo day...

 

been last 3 years at this time...

I want one decent powder day... and have gotten that the last 3 years...

It will be frozen first thing then soften up...

 

i actually love skiing there this time of year - it teaches you to ski all conditions and become a better skier...

 

i can't wait for the trip...

post #3 of 14

Go to the Big or Little Cottonwood Canyons.  Simple.

post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by bayview View Post
 

Every year we ski this week out west  90% of the time the conditions are good to excellent.

Have a trip planned April 4-11 to Park City and conditions look fair at best.   Actually thinking of canceling this trip due to conditions.  HOW IS IT AND IS IT WORTH COMING OUT??

 

Thanks for all your replies.


What type of terrain are you looking to ski?  Have you followed the Utah weather thread in the last week or two?

 

I'm skiing at Alta/Snowbird for the next few weeks.  Given that I know where and when to go, I expect to have a good time.  There are good reasons why I have never been tempted to ski Park City in April.

post #5 of 14
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We've skied most places in April in Utah/Colorado

Would love to got over to Snowbird for a day possibly two but getting an 8 year old dressed and ready then to Snowbird is a job in itself !

post #6 of 14
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We've skied most places in April in Utah/Colorado

Would love to got over to Snowbird for a day possibly two but getting an 8 year old dressed and ready then to Snowbird is a job in itself !


Understood. That's why I spoiled myself and my daughter a while back by taking her to Alta Lodge in April when kids are free for spring break starting when she was 7.  We made friends who come annually, which makes it even better now.

 

Good luck with your decision!

post #7 of 14

I feel your pain.  We booked our trip for the week after you and we are committed to it.  We are staying at Park City because it is already booked and because my wife is not skiing, so that is a good home base.  I have already prepped my kids to expect to drive to Alta/Snowbird most of the 5 days we ski (we will probably ski 1 day at PC).  It's not ideal, but we will make do.  The way I figure it is that the conditions really shouldn't be any worse than what we are used to skiing in the Northeast where icy packed powder is the norm on most days.  Even in a year as good as it was this year, I still had to sharpen 2 pairs of skis after about 5-10 days on the slopes with each pair.

post #8 of 14

one thing you have to remember that if it does snow then PC is awesome - had a brilliant day with 3/4 inches fresh in Deer Valley this week last year and the previous year had a good 12 inch day at PCMR... 

post #9 of 14

The issue is that the snow is so bad now that I don't think a storm or 2 will do much to help at PC.  I think it is crazy that PC is still looking to charge full price for lift tickets in April when the other Utah resorts, with much better snow, are charging closer to 50% of the lift ticket price.  I guess that is the Vail Effect.

post #10 of 14
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The issue is that the snow is so bad now that I don't think a storm or 2 will do much to help at PC.  I think it is crazy that PC is still looking to charge full price for lift tickets in April when the other Utah resorts, with much better snow, are charging closer to 50% of the lift ticket price.  I guess that is the Vail Effect.


fair enough... it does have over a metre base though and skiing that base in France for new years was fine for me...

post #11 of 14

For what it's worth, I just finished a very good spring skiing day at Alta.  Temp was 45 at the top of Collins and 57 at the base as of 3pm.  Lots of fun corn and soft bumps to be found on the Collins side after 2pm.  Supreme was good in the morning, but definitely getting too warm around 1:30pm.  Extrovert was fun around that time.

 

The bumps on Lower Rustler are a lot lower than in early Feb but there is plenty of coverage if you aren't looking for the steepest stuff.  Devil's Castle was open and a few people gave it a shot.  Coverage doesn't look that much different than late Jan.

post #12 of 14

Am I missing something?  How on earth is Park City still charging full fare for the mountain?

post #13 of 14
Spring break pricing.
post #14 of 14
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Spring break pricing.

 

Insane. They are down to 27 trails, of which a grand total of 3 are black diamonds.  The Town Lift and Payday Lift are closed.  I can ski at Alta or Snowbird for about 1/2 the price and get much, much better skiing.

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