Originally Posted by yossarian143
We are flying into SLC this Saturday and won't get to our condo in Park City until later that night. My kids (11 and 8) really want to ski the next day and it has become clear that Park City and Canyons are out. It seems that Brighton is a relatively easy drive from Park City, especially compared with the drive to Alta or Snowbird. Is it worth it to drive the extra 1\/2 hour each way for a day that will probably be a lighter ski day and give us a chance to get acclimated to the altitude?
Edit: I should add that all of us are decent skiers and can handle a variety of terrain, including bumps and steeps, although the kids do not love steep, bumpy trails.
FYI, April 12 is the last day for the Supreme lift for the season. Might as well come enjoy Alta. Coverage is decent. If you get lucky with temps in the next week, could be pretty fun even off the groomers. There are unlikely to be any lift lines to speak of. The locals are done with skiing with all the flowers blooming in the valley. Spend a few hours in the city today. Even in the ski shops, there were folks who had no idea a snowstorm is coming the next couple days.
When it's warm, the run outs at Brighton can be a pain. Haven't run into sticky snow at the base at Alta in the past week.
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