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I just booked a few days (2/27-3/3) in PC with a friend who has been there before, so for three days we will ski where he and his friends do.  They have a condo in PC and it sounds like they ski there all three days.  I am staying a 4th day due to my work schedule and I wanted to ask for any suggestions on somewhere else to ski.  I can rent a car for the last day, they had suggested a shuttle to the airport, but I don't think that is an option if I want to find a new hill.  I am probably a level 4 skier, I can ski any groomer I have found on the east coast.  I really struggle in the trees but I try it hoping to get better, 2-3 turns at a time.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Who knows maybe PC is big enough for me for 4 days, but I like to ski all day snacking on the lift.

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Originally Posted by billdc View Post
 

I just booked a few days (2/27-3/3) in PC with a friend who has been there before, so for three days we will ski where he and his friends do.  They have a condo in PC and it sounds like they ski there all three days.  I am staying a 4th day due to my work schedule and I wanted to ask for any suggestions on somewhere else to ski.  I can rent a car for the last day, they had suggested a shuttle to the airport, but I don't think that is an option if I want to find a new hill.  I am probably a level 4 skier, I can ski any groomer I have found on the east coast.  I really struggle in the trees but I try it hoping to get better, 2-3 turns at a time.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Who knows maybe PC is big enough for me for 4 days, but I like to ski all day snacking on the lift.


There is plenty for you in Park City. There is no need to drive anywhere else. Make sure you try Deer Valley.

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Theres plenty in PC, I agree.  if you go elsewhere I'd do Snowbird but after 3 days on the slopes already your knees may not be up for the task.  PC is big and on the 4th day you'll be skiing and stopping and relaxing. PC has WAY more on the mountain in terms of food and etc.

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I was in PC last month for 3 days and did;t even get over to Canyons. Plenty of terrain for four days.

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thanks for the advice, it will be much easier to stay in the same place since I will not have a car.   

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Just my opinion but for groomers I prefer Deer Valley over Canyons.  DV seems like it has more advanced intermediate/expert runs groomed and the runs are steeper and a little more challenging.  Canyons has a new section which is good for a short distance at the top and then turns into roads as it winds between houses.  Not very exciting.

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Yes. Check out Deer Valley, since you are there. You can take the city bus. Something to consider, given your stated expertise, is that the grooming at DV can be a little misleading as to how steep a given run truly is. Many of the runs are quite long, with a very steady, consistent pitch. You'll feel like you're skiing on a white billiard table tipped at an angle. And, you'll feel like a hero. If you get complacent and don't check your speed with each turn, you can easily find yourself going faster than you intended. The consequences may not be pretty  :eek 

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Yes. Check out Deer Valley, since you are there. You can take the city bus. Something to consider, given your stated expertise, is that the grooming at DV can be a little misleading as to how steep a given run truly is. Many of the runs are quite long, with a very steady, consistent pitch. You'll feel like you're skiing on a white billiard table tipped at an angle. And, you'll feel like a hero. If you get complacent and don't check your speed with each turn, you can easily find yourself going faster than you intended. The consequences may not be pretty  eek.gif  

Hah, I fell on an icy black groomer at DV last year, that actually had not been groomed th night before as I had thought, and conditions were "firm" to say the least....took quite the long slide. Figured out why it was pretty much devoid of any other skiers.

My last two visits to DV had me less than impressed with the grooming, but to their defense, conditions were just crappy over all. The 2 yrs previous to this year to be exact. Really hard, icy cord.

Either way, it's definitely worth a visit, especially with a lunch at Royale St. Cafe at Silver Lake. Definitely skip the cafeteria next door and eat at RSC.
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Originally Posted by cosmoliu View Post
 

Yes. Check out Deer Valley, since you are there. You can take the city bus. Something to consider, given your stated expertise, is that the grooming at DV can be a little misleading as to how steep a given run truly is. Many of the runs are quite long, with a very steady, consistent pitch. You'll feel like you're skiing on a white billiard table tipped at an angle. And, you'll feel like a hero. If you get complacent and don't check your speed with each turn, you can easily find yourself going faster than you intended. The consequences may not be pretty  :eek 


LOL, I don't think I have ever thought of my ability and the word "expertise" at the same time.  Thanks for the words of advice. 

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A few years back I skied with my relatively novice significant other at Park City on a Friday.  Solitude with her and her novice friends at Solitude on Saturday.  Then finally let the skis run by myself at Alta for a half day on Sunday.  Sort of stupid I guess but I imagined Blur's Woo Hoo was playing as I loved every minute of it.  Had to rush back to fly home later that afternoon but took pause to order a very quick beer on the deck and toast the mountain before leaving.

 

Have not tried the other places mentioned there but I had a blast at Alta.  Enjoy!

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