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Where to ski near to Salt Lake City this coming Presidents Day weekend?

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I am an ancient groomer zoomer in Salt Lake City for my annual three week skiing holiday off the boat.

 

I got surprised by Presidents day weekend before. 

 

I usually ski the 4 Cottonwood Canyons resorts preferring Alta.

 

So will it be mobbed or just a little busier than usual. Will one day be worse than others. Assuming Alta will be mobbed one day what other nearby resort will be less busy. In past years on powder days when it looked like Alta would be very busy I have gone to Canyons and found it to be quiet.

 

As well as Canyons I would consider Snowbasin or Powder Mountain. 

 

Where to go?

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President's weekend is always the busiest, crowds are right up there with Christmas-New Year's, and Park City is always crazy crowded. Now since Vail has moved in with their Epic pass thing, the crowds are much worse and traffic control at the lifts is non-existent...... I hate to think how insanely bad this weekend will be. But the Canyons should be not as bad. And Deer Valley supposedly limits ticket sales, but my locals pass is blocked on big weekends. On President's Day 20yrs ago at Snowbasin we practically had the place to ourselves and skied right up to the chair on most every run. But that was then and things have changed a lot. Still if you're wanting less crowds, it might be the place. Also - weekends are crowded at Park City, period, and we're usually on slaloms.
Edited by Utahski - 2/9/16 at 8:59pm
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I can't imagine how crowded Park City will be this weekend. I was there last week and left on Saturday. All lots at PC and Canyons were full and they were directing traffic to the high school. Deer Valey was considerably better, but get there early as parking is a premium and tickets limited..although you can buy them in advance online. With the warm weather this week all the areas will probably be trashed by the weekend.
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Argh now a weather complication. A weak storm is forecast to come through Northern Utah Sat/Sun.

 

Powder Mountain Sunday? Will it be windy?

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LCC has been a zoo on weekends recently - its gonna be even worse this weekend. no better place on earth in my opinion but i'm rocking my honey do list this weekend to stay out of that scene!  I hear sundance is skiing great this winter, powmow or basin will have far less crowds than the cottonwoods.

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Originally Posted by TQA View Post

Argh now a weather complication. A weak storm is forecast to come through Northern Utah Sat/Sun.

Powder Mountain Sunday? Will it be windy?

I wouldn't worry much about wind. But it's been warm and even cooling this weekend, we could easily get rain.
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I think the wind is going to be here in CO.  Just watched the weather and they are talking 70+ mph winds for Sunday and 40+ on Monday.

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OK I will try PowMow on Sat. and maybe have a day off on Sunday. 

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Went to Powder Mountain Sat and Sun. some short queues Sat. No queues Sun.

 

Strange quirk you can not ski back to Sundance base from most of the resort, still the shuttles are frequent.

 

Really enjoyed both days with about 6 in new snow on Sun. 

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