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The Canyons after Easter

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What will the skiing be like at The Canyons for the next two weeks? Whistler's rain ruined our trip two weeks ago so we're goinng back to Utah for some good snow for a few days. The Canyons is the only major area in Utah we haven't skied and are thinking about trying it. Our favorite skiing is the blue-black groomed, moguls and trees. Does The Canyons have what we're looking for?
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Right now we are in a storm cycle Yesterday the snow was heavy and very wet and about 2 foot deep. Today up to[ ( above 8000 foot it was a diffrent story. The snow was light and dry. It's still snowing and the forcast is for snow untill friday clear fora a day or so then more snow Monday. Conditions should remain good for the next couple of weeks. Even if the canyons gets baked on the esat facing runs there is plenty to ski. If worse comes to worse do like the Park City Locals do in spring head for The Cottonwood Canyons. I skied Sloitude the other day the first time in a few years. I had forgotten how fun that place can be. Might just head over there again this weekend and see if I can find some fresh lines.
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Originally Posted by Utah49
Right now we are in a storm cycle Yesterday the snow was heavy and very wet and about 2 foot deep. Today up to[ ( above 8000 foot it was a diffrent story. The snow was light and dry. If worse comes to worse do like the Park City Locals do in spring head for The Cottonwood Canyons. I skied Sloitude the other day the first time in a few years. I had forgotten how fun that place can be. Might just head over there again this weekend and see if I can find some fresh lines.
Canyons lower elevations mean it will get softer faster in the next week.
I would choose one of the COttonwood Canyon resorts or stay in the south part of the valley and ski em all.
post #4 of 6
If you want blue-black groomed in Utah do not overlook the Olympic downhill runs at Snowbasin. Also lots of tree skiing off John Paul lift. I was up there the last two mornings and there is a lot of snow. The other advice about the Cottonwoods is also valid. They are higher than the other Utah resorts. This year, however, Utah has the best base depths around so all will still be good in a couple weeks. Hope you have a good time....
post #5 of 6
The Canyons is probably one of the worst choices for April skiing in Utah. The SE exposures just kill the place. Before this last storm cycle, the place looked absolutetly horrid with more brown than white around its right flank, and this is a good snow year (at least in quantity). I don't know what went into their decision making process when they decided to develop the SE facing corner (and base area) of that resort. The developers should have taken Resort Design 101 where they stress snow preservation sites....but I digress. Go to LCC & BCC if you want near winter prime conditions this time of year.

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Come on it's owned by ASC what you expect, they can't even turn a profit at any of thier resorts.
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