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post #31 of 48

Can you traverse from Honeycomb pull out to Summit without taking any other lift?

post #32 of 48
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Can you traverse from Honeycomb pull out to Summit without taking any other lift?


From what I've found in my research, you can't. You have to take Powderhorn, Apex, or Sunrise to get to Summit.

post #33 of 48
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Can you traverse from Honeycomb pull out to Summit without taking any other lift?


From what I've found in my research, you can't. You have to take Powderhorn, Apex, or Sunrise to get to Summit.


Paging @BobMc for details about Honeycomb Canyon and lift access.

post #34 of 48

Been doing park City/Crayons, Snowbird and (today) Snowbasin. Today was a fair amount of snow at Snowbasin and was fun, but had the often experienced Snowbasin non-visibility. In fact the final two runs off Strawberry were ONLY possible by following the reflective signs.

 

Yesterday at Snowbird was OK, but the thermal cycles have taken their toll. You have to follow the windblown parts to get to some good stuff.

 

Weather is supposed to stay wam for the foreseeable future, and I'm having second thoughts about going somewhere else for my March 6 trip back out here.

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Weather is supposed to stay wam for the foreseeable future, and I'm having second thoughts about going somewhere else for my March 6 trip back out here.

Yeah, I'm feeling nervous about my trip. I'm stuck to Feb 27-Mar 2 though. I see there's rain in the forecast for Thursday, what does that do to "the greatest snow on earth"?

 

I don't have very high standards...I just want it to be easily edgeable, and want trees and honeycomb canyon to be open and still fun to ski!


Edited by nemesis256 - 2/15/16 at 3:47pm
post #36 of 48

Wouldn't worry about rain at Solitude. Wasatch Snow Forecast says that snow levels will start around 7k feet. Base of Solitude is 8k.

post #37 of 48
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So I'm leaving for my trip tomorrow, how are Solitude and Brighton skiing? Reports from people there tomorrow would be great. Honeycomb Canyon in good condition? I see a little snow in the forecast for the next few days, especially Monday, which is great! Hope the visibility isn't a problem.

post #38 of 48

http://www.onthesnow.com/utah/solitude-mountain-resort/ski-resort.html

 

This site has all the info you need.  Daily snow total, firsthand reports, etc.

 

They are projected to get 2" on Monday and 5" on Wednesday.  Saturday looks like spring skiing.

post #39 of 48
I got home yesterday from Alta/Snowbird. Plenty of snow for us east coasters. Some of the snow got snow baked pretty quickly but it's all good.

You'll have a great time but I would rule out Alta or the bird it's all you can eat skiing for you ability.

I also used the ski bus and had a great experience. But I'm cheap and have low expectations.

Enjoy your trip.
post #40 of 48
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http://www.onthesnow.com/utah/solitude-mountain-resort/ski-resort.html

 

This site has all the info you need.  Daily snow total, firsthand reports, etc.

 

They are projected to get 2" on Monday and 5" on Wednesday.  Saturday looks like spring skiing.

 

Careful, say anything good about OTS here and people will be out with pitchforks. :duck:

post #41 of 48
I thought those people all left. After all, OTS has the same logo as we do. It's the current version of "us".
post #42 of 48

local here. Today at Snowbird every single guy/gal I shared the chair with was from the Northeast! Every ride, it was crazy....

post #43 of 48
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local here. Today at Snowbird every single guy/gal I shared the chair with was from the Northeast! Every ride, it was crazy....

That just tells you how awful it is here!

post #44 of 48

yeah, we talked about that too. They came here to get "their fix". It hasn't snowed in forever here, but it HAS been cold and the snow is holding up well as a result. We need a refresh!

post #45 of 48
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I thought those people all left. After all, OTS has the same logo as we do. It's the current version of "us".

You apparently missed the recent thread where I got chastised for daring to post a link to OTS' SIA coverage on the homepage carousel. 

 

Sorry for hijacking the thread a bit here. Continue on. :) 

post #46 of 48
Maybe it was the quality of the link, not the OTS problem. But since I didn't follow it, just read about it, dint know fit sure. Never go to the home page. Have my bookmarks set to New Posts.
post #47 of 48
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post
 

Been doing park City/Crayons, Snowbird and (today) Snowbasin. Today was a fair amount of snow at Snowbasin and was fun, but had the often experienced Snowbasin non-visibility. In fact the final two runs off Strawberry were ONLY possible by following the reflective signs.

 

Yesterday at Snowbird was OK, but the thermal cycles have taken their toll. You have to follow the windblown parts to get to some good stuff.

 

Weather is supposed to stay wam for the foreseeable future, and I'm having second thoughts about going somewhere else for my March 6 trip back out here.

Careful Snofun, that is right around the time that they are talking about a pattern change. Of course, if you don't change your plans, it probably won't happen. So, never mind. 

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