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Utah, Mid-March - which boards to bring?

post #1 of 7
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I'm sick of this Vermont non-winter.

 

My sister, who is based in NYC, finds herself in SLC for work, for a month starting this weekend.  So I'm going to visit her from the 16th to the 23rd.  She's staying in Midvale, and our plan is to keep it local - BCC, LCC, maybe get the Ski City Super Pass.

 

Anyway, I'm trying to figure out what skis to bring - hopefully, just one pair.  Sis used to be an expert skier, but has been out of the game for a while, so we'll probably be taking it fairly easy on the days we're skiing together.  I'll most likely be left to my own devices on Thursday and Tuesday, and can explore some of the bigger terrrain that isn't available to me in VT.  Since I'll be flying solo those days, I don't plan on venturing too far into the boonies or the trees, but if the snow is good and the risk is low, it's definitely a possibility.

 

Skis that are in the running include (from narrow to wide):

 

Kendo

Ramp Woodpecker

Mantra

Shreditor 102

Gotama

Katana

Shiro

 

Given those parameters, which skis would you bring, and why?  

 

Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 7

You might add yourself to the LCC thread or check out the ongoing Utah thread.  There are links to both at the top of Resorts.

 

http://www.epicski.com/f/21/resorts-conditions-travel

 

Have you skied in LCC/BCC before?  Pretty sure @Jamesj will be in SLC sometime in March skiing Snowbird.

post #3 of 7

I would bring the Gotamas. They shred groomers and firm snow well if the weather dies out on us (again). They still have good float for those pow days though. I hear good things about the Shiros in all conditions though.

 

I would wait until your trip comes up, check the weather, and bring the proper boards for that. I wouldn't bring anything narrower than the Shreditors though just in case.

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Originally Posted by marznc View Post
 

You might add yourself to the LCC thread or check out the ongoing Utah thread.  There are links to both at the top of Resorts.

 

http://www.epicski.com/f/21/resorts-conditions-travel

 

Have you skied in LCC/BCC before?  Pretty sure @Jamesj will be in SLC sometime in March skiing Snowbird.

Thanks, I'll do that.

 

I have skied LCC/BCC, as well as PCMR and environs - but it's been a while.  Like, It was still called ParkWest last time I skied there.

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I would bring the Gotamas. They shred groomers and firm snow well if the weather dies out on us (again). They still have good float for those pow days though. I hear good things about the Shiros in all conditions though.

 

I would wait until your trip comes up, check the weather, and bring the proper boards for that. I wouldn't bring anything narrower than the Shreditors though just in case.

That was kind of what I was thinking.  I don't really plan on charging hard, so I wasn't too serious about the metal skis.  At the same time, I also thought that the sub-100 waisted skis would leave me a little undergunned, but I do remember some surprisingly firm conditions at the higher elevations in LCC, even in the springtime, so I didn't want to rule them out immediately.

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That was kind of what I was thinking.  I don't really plan on charging hard, so I wasn't too serious about the metal skis.  At the same time, I also thought that the sub-100 waisted skis would leave me a little undergunned, but I do remember some surprisingly firm conditions at the higher elevations in LCC, even in the springtime, so I didn't want to rule them out immediately.

And we may get those firmer conditions. But we had a prediction for a week of no snow earlier this season and ended the week with 18 inches of fresh ready for the weekend at Snowbasin. Better be safe than sorry. 

 

Subscribe to the utah weather thread and see what it is looking like as your dates get closer. 

post #7 of 7

shredditor 102's are pretty solid for most conditions.  ( one of my groomer freindly skis in the quiver ) - rocker and width allow for stomping in the trees too.  but yeah id wait on the final decision until we get closer - sometimes camber is king in the spring!

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