Originally Posted by rquick
My lovely wife is working at Deer Valley this year so I can ski there for free. However, with the weather as warm as it's been, she's talking like the conditions are pretty marginal. Has anybody been over to Alta or Snowbird the past couple of days and, if so, are the conditions any better? Or I guess I should say are the conditions at Alta so much better than DV that I would be wise to ski Alta rather than ski for free at DV?
What dept does you wife work in at DV? I know plenty of people from most depts there.
As a former DV employee i learned real fast not to ski on weekends, not just at DV but other Utah resorts. Thats is the buiest time of the week.
So if your work schdule allows it, try to switch your days off , so you have your 'weekend' in the middle of the week. 15 years there i only took 2 real weekends off, what a mistake ,
if you ski the wekend at DV, stay close to the Sultan Lift, Mayflower as well. Most advance terrain there, so the crowds tend to hang on Flagstff and Empire lifts. At exactly noon, you will notice the mtn, all but mty. Every one goes to lunch at the same time. This i found is a great time to ski.
Lifts to avoid anytime,,, Northside, by far the buiset lift at DV. It can run a full maze, yet the others are ony half or 1/4 full.
My favoret wake up run, Perserverance, off Sultan. Top of Bald Mtn, head east, down the ridge road. You can catch it from there, or ski down a litte bit, to the first cat rack on your left, and that drops you 3/ 4 of the way up.
Years ago, they stopped grooming it from the ridge road. Bummer
I have plenty more ideas if your intrested.