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Salt Lake (Alta/Snowbird) Late Season conditions

post #1 of 10
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Hey all,

So this week I'm going on a college visit to Salt Lake. I have one day where I can do anything I want- the 26th. To the best of my knowledge, the only two resorts still open then are Snowbird and Alta. Are the conditions there still good? Would it be worth bringing my skis down for one day of skiing or should I do something else?

Thanks.

 

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Hey all,

So this week I'm going on a college visit to Salt Lake. I have one day where I can do anything I want- the 26th. To the best of my knowledge, the only two resorts still open then are Snowbird and Alta. Are the conditions there still good? Would it be worth bringing my skis down for one day of skiing or should I do something else?

Thanks.


Welcome to EpicSki!  Where do you usually ski?  What type of terrain?  Might ask for an update in the ongoing Utah thread:

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/132147/2014-2015-utah-weather-discussion/270#post_1868370

post #3 of 10
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Thanks, I'll do that.

post #4 of 10
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And to answer your question I'm from MN so i have to ski those crappy resorts. Hyland mostly but I rarely do it since I like alpine and I dislike doing a 2 minute lift for a 15 second run. I usually go out west every year, depends where I go. I've been to Bozeman, everywhere in Summit County and Vail, Jackson and Targhee, Whistler, etc. I'd say I'm a low tier advanced skier, I can hit the odd double black but I usually stick to the blacks and "cool view" runs. Don't care if its powder or not.

post #5 of 10

I just got back last night after skiing at Snowbird/Alta for the past 5 days. Great Spring Skiing, Alta reopens for Friday/Saturday/Sunday this week.

 

I would ski if I was in town. Lift tickets are $49 if you have a pass from another resort. 

post #6 of 10
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Which one would you recommend for one day? Or go to both?

post #7 of 10

We skied last week at both.  Both were in great shape.  The storm re-energized the mountains.  I would bet either would be decent on the 26th.  People are selling Snowbird vouchers on ebay for $20-30.  They are electronic vouchers from a Warren Miller screening.  I bought a couple and saved a lot of cash.

post #8 of 10
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All of the eBay tickets are for M-F only. Bummer. Thanks for the info though!

post #9 of 10

Just got back from Snowbird. A few thoughts:

 

Snowbird coverage is getting pretty thin in a lot of places. The big snow last week didn't stick around long.

 

Snowbird is offering a $49 ticket if you show a season pass from elsewhere. Couldn't find any Alta deals on their website.

 

Only way up from the bottom on Snowbird is the tram, which I don't particular care for.

 

I went to Alta on reopening weekend a few years ago. Only lifts open were  Sunnyside (flat) and Collins (mobbed).

 

You can't ski both on the same day with a combined ticket because the intercconect lift and gate are closed.

 

I would say it is worth it and would recommend Snowbird.

post #10 of 10

We're supposed to get a decent shot of snow this weekend.  If we do it wouldn't surprise me to see Snowbird open the Peruvian lift if it gets busy.  Personally I love the tram, from one ride to the top you can get anywhere you want.

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