The MDcatV family just returned from its spring break trip to PCMR. We are a family of 4 with two adults, a 9 y.o. (daughter) and a 4 y.o. (son). We stayed at the Sundial through a VRBO reservation, and it was really nice as well as convenient..
our daughters bloody nose in the airport before we went through security and nearly missing our flight despite being at the airport 2 hours early;
our son vomiting while our plane was taxiing after landing in SLC
so, both kids went through their "spare" outfit in day 1! woot traveling with kids!!
our daughter's boot bag staying in chicago while we were landing in SLC (great job to United for getting it to us before ski day 1)
me shutting my thumb in the door of our shuttle vehicle when we got to canyons
15+ inches of powder on ski day 1
me skiing with instructor Martin Stoilkov through all his fav spots in Canyons on tuesday afternoon. I did an adult workshop and was paired up with Martin. We hit mid thigh to waist deep snow in the woods under the Tombstone, Peak 5, Saddleback, and 9990 lifts. the highlights were Charlie Brown run and the natural half pipe run out, and this cliff under the Peak 5 lift (photos are from the lift while riding later in the week on Friday). Great instructor and a lot of fun if in PC Canyons.
Apres ski swimming in a blizzard
4 more inches of new snow in ski day 2 and heading over to the PC side to meet up with some friends
lapping McKonkey's with tons of fresh snow in the bowl and through the trees below
Traversing from Canyons to the Town Lift on Thursday with my daughter to meet my wife and son at High West for Mac and Cheese lunch on Thursday (3/31)
The moose we saw off the Iron Mountain lift on the way(you'll have to zoom in to see, it's the dark shape between the pine trees)
Getting to the town lift with my best ski buddy
Our 4 y.o. going to ski school
Spending Friday with my daughter on a perfect blue bird ski day
and finally, my wonky knee flaring up just in time for the plane ride home.
Overall, it was a great trip with some of the best snow conditions I've encountered. Thank goodness for my non-skiing wife putting up with our "spring break" ski trip another year.
I'm pretty new to this web site, but there seems to be a negative bias toward PC. This was our first trip to Utah after several to Colorado (summit county, copper mtn, vail, beaver creek) and we really enjoyed it. The proximity to SLC makes the trip really easy, no car needed with the shuttles and bus service (both free and Uber is there for other trips), canyons base area is a little quiet but has some activities, lots of varied ski terrain, and PC is a pretty cool town. The adult workshop was fantastic, it was $115 and turned into a private lesson on a mountain I've never been to so I was fortunate enough to hit lots of terrain on a powder day with local knowledge for a guide.
Overall, the family agreed that they prefer Beaver Creek for the additional non-ski activities in the village like the evening kid parade, ice skating rink, and "props" on the mountain for kids to ski to/through, but PC/Canyons is in the rotation!
Thanks for reading.