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post #61 of 75

Not sure why the sudden lack of love for Solitude. The terrain and layout are definitely second-tier when compared to Snowbird/Snowbasin/etc. But it does get LCC-level snow totals with far less of the powder-day rush than Snowbird, so it's worth it just for that. Not really a vertical-racking type resort, but that's not really what you need to be doing on a powder day anyway.

 

I definitely prefer Snowbird, but Solitude is a mellower, less crowded place that's definitely worth checking out if you're in that area.

post #62 of 75
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post

It is sort of like ALTA...


Agreed. 'Like Alta' is good enough for me.

 

Thanks Walt.

 

Pick your poison.

 

Alta Powder Day = Tracked out in minutes, crowded aggressive skilled powder junkies, lots of long visible powder shots, reasonable lift system.

 

Solitude Powder Week = Tracked out in days, no lift lines, less visible powder lines, slow long way around lift system.


Edited by Powderhorn - 12/15/11 at 1:56pm
post #63 of 75
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Originally Posted by Walt View Post



 

????  Do you even read what you write?



I sat around writing and re-writing that for half an hour. It seems perfectly clear to me. Anthing that is unclear to you , let me know and I can try to explain.

 

What I said amounts to, being kind of like alta except worse in every way that matters. If you think that is still pretty good, well  fair enough.  I think of Alta as the place most people love in spite of its flaws, a tragic hero. Solitude, is simply too flawed for me to take seriously given the available options.


Edited by tromano - 12/15/11 at 9:11pm
post #64 of 75
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Originally Posted by Powderhorn View Post


Agreed. 'Like Alta' is good enough for me.

 

Thanks Walt.

 

Pick your poison.

 

Alta Powder Day = Tracked out in minutes, crowded aggressive skilled powder junkies, lots of long visible powder shots, reasonable lift system.

 

Solitude Powder Week = Tracked out in days, no lift lines, less visible powder lines, slow long way around lift system.


Talk about dishonest misquoting, we can add that to your rap sheet of spam and base antagonism. wink.gif Just kidding.

 

I don't think most of Alta's powder shots are particularly visible or easy to access. Thats the problem.Ski out in minutes? Really? Not in my experience but whatever.

 

I love alta despite its flaws which are due primarily to the funky lay out, most of the good runs you really have to work for either lots of traversing or a good boot pack. And even then they tend to be short runs, only about 1000' vertical at best. It is what it is.  But its worth it.

 

Solitude it seems like I traverse out to some mellow glade, make 10 or so turns and hit the run out. The juice isn't worth the squeeze.


Edited by tromano - 12/15/11 at 9:28pm
post #65 of 75
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 My advice for a first-time trip to Utah for someone who's only skied Michigan:

 

Start at Alta at the Albion base.  Take the Sunnyside chair and scope out the trails underneath.  This is the beginner terrain - if it looks like something you'd enjoy, do a couple of laps, but if it looks really flat and boring to you, ski down to the Sugarloaf chair,  ride it to the top, and follow one of the blue trails down.  At this point you should have an idea of whether you want to try something more challenging.  Act accordingly - there's terrain at Alta to suit every level of skier from the complete novice to the true expert.

 

posted by Michigander:

If you grew up skiing Michigan and can really ski, then you can ski Utah too.  Michigan has every type of condition imagineable except vertical feet.  Based on my own experience, I'd instruct a first timer from Michigan to go to PCMR and start on Eagle over to King Con and run those blues in the morning to see how you do.  Park City has a great number of "normal" runs that would be great fun for anyone used to 250-450ft of vertical.  I'd also recommend the other Park City areas.  All of those have the conventional classic defined runs that everyone from the Midwest is used to.  If all goes well venture to Alta (Collins) or Snowbasin (Strawberry Express) and have at some of the lesser defined stuff.  



 

post #66 of 75
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post

I don't think most of Alta's powder shots are particularly visible or easy to access. Thats the problem. Ski out in minutes?

 

Solitude it seems like I traverse out to some mellow glade, make 10 or so turns and hit the run out. The juice isn't worth the squeeze.

 

Alta looks more open than Solitude, but I ski for free at three so what do I know?

 

I take your word on visibility and access.

 

I can't find the video or picture but ants on a traverse drop and track out a field in minutes.

 

Maybe that is inaccurate or rare?

 

When LCC closes and Alta invades, witness ski on ski lift line hate and general degradation of humanity.

 

Do these Alta kids only act up out of town or are they like that at home?

 

True or not the smaller shot of juice tastes better to me from the emptier Solitude kid's table.

 

Escape to Silver Fork. Sorry for the lame POV with shakes.

And yes it is mandatory that you go through the terrain park in order to lap Silver Fork.


Edited by Powderhorn - 12/16/11 at 11:22am
post #67 of 75

There is so much more room, bowls and hidden spots at Snowbird/Alta which can stay good for a while.  Solitude is nice, but away from the main runs, which definitely get tracked out super quick, you have trees and short shots.

post #68 of 75
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Originally Posted by Powderhorn View Post

 

Alta looks more open than Solitude, but I ski for free at three so what do I know?

 

I take your word on visibility and access.

 

I can't find the video or picture but ants on a traverse drop and track out a field in minutes.

 

Maybe that is inaccurate or rare?

 

When LCC closes and Alta invades, witness ski on ski lift line hate and general degradation of humanity.

 

Do these Alta kids only act up out of town or are they like that at home?

 

True or not the smaller shot of juice tastes better to me from the emptier Solitude kid's table.

 

Escape to Silver Fork. Password: Silver Fork (Case Sensitive). Sorry for the POV with shakes.

And yes it is mandatory that you go through the terrain park in order to lap Silver Fork.




why post a private vimeo video?

 

which BTW is really really really really lame.

 

 

post #69 of 75
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why post a private vimeo video?

 

which BTW is really really really really lame.

 

 

 

Made it public.

 

And yes the video is lame. I am also lame. Never claimed otherwise.

 

I thought you were working on being more positive.

 

Peace.


Edited by Powderhorn - 12/16/11 at 11:33am
post #70 of 75

I kinda liked the video, I thought it was a lot less lame than a video showing people skiing on dirt, but that's just my opinion.  Nice job getting up Fantasy.

post #71 of 75
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I kinda liked the video, I thought it was a lot less lame than a video showing people skiing on dirt, but that's just my opinion.  Nice job getting up Fantasy.


Thank you Bob. I am glad you enjoyed it. To each their own.

 

Nice to share the Fantasy pucker stoke. In your boot pack. One foot in front of the other.


Edited by Powderhorn - 12/17/11 at 9:52am
post #72 of 75
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Originally Posted by Powderhorn View Post

 

Made it public.

 

And yes the video is lame. I am also lame. Never claimed otherwise.

 

I thought you were working on being more positive.

 

Peace.


the video with the skin was good just show more skiing like that!

 

post #73 of 75

I thought the video was good, just randomly edited. Like when it cut from those nice untracked shots in the trees to a random jump in the park and then back to the trees. The tree shots were money, though, especially in an early season where there just ain't any of that going on.

post #74 of 75

Do you have a full video of fantasy ridge?

post #75 of 75
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post

Do you have a full video of fantasy ridge?


Sorry tromano that is all that I have.

 

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Originally Posted by JoeUT View Post

I thought the video was good, just randomly edited. Like when it cut from those nice untracked shots in the trees to a random jump in the park and then back to the trees. The tree shots were money, though, especially in an early season where there just ain't any of that going on.


Sorry about the randomness Joe. After skiing silver fork in order to get back to the summit I had to go through the terrain park.

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