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Utah Trip Report

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Recently returned from Utah. My third visit in five years. Was there feb 16-20.
Again it did not dissappoint. I am from Vancouver B.C. so alot of my skiing is done at Whistler. Hands down in my opinion, Utah has it over Whistler, namely in snow consistency and quality and variety of terrain. Granted W/B has the largest vertical in NA. However most often you are only skiing half of it due to inclement weather and snow conditons. I believe Utah can dish up as much challenging terrain as one wants. We spent our first day at Alta a true classic powder, packed pow day with sometimes sunny skies. Second was at the Bird true bluebird day with much the same snow as the day before at Alta.
The third day we ventured to powder mountain, nice area all kinds of areas to explore. The only slightly negative impression was the designation of run difficulty rated a little high. We ran into a very helpful hospitible patroller that took us to a few untracked stashes. Great time overall. Fourth day the lower middle aged knees needed a break. Fifth and final day was at Brighton, an area Ive never been to. Being presidents weekend i would expected more skiers, no real lift lines and a reported 12" of new snow. What a fantastic smaller area great steeps and trees. A glorius day lots of deep first tracks. It certainly cinched it for a return visit next year!! Would like to try a few other areas. Thanks to Utah49's reassurance in regards to snow he was right on the money. Thanks to Utah for having us!! Great Riding to all!! regrds extremeskier
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Yet another convert to Utah skiing
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