Has anyone seen the latest issue of Windy City Sports that focuses on skiing?
With apologies to the writer, because I generally don't like to crack on a fellow journalist, but where did he get some of this information?
Colorado-- least crowded-- Snowmass.
(I would say Snowmass isn't the least crowded among the four resorts in the Aspen area, let alone the state of Colorado.)
Utah-- least crowded-- Alta
(I love Alta, but it's not the least crowded resort in Utah. He mentions Powder Mountain elsewhere in the article-- that would make a lot more sense.)
Utah-- Best for experts-- "By reputation, our ski experts think Alta takes this one with its bowls and some "crazy spots" experts swear by"
(Yes, there is certainly difficult skiing especially when you're willing to hike, but the choice next door, Snowbird, seems like the one most experts would actually mention first.)
Utah-- Best Moguls-- "The Bowls off Park City Mountain resort"
(I may be wrong on this one because I rarely ski PCMR, but I've never heard of "The Bowls". Yes, there are bowls there, but the way it's capitalized and phrased "The Bowls off..." suggest a lack of familiarity with the sport (unless he means bowls in the backcountry). Wouldn't that be "the bowls at..."? Plus, when I think of bowls, I generally don't think of moguls. Simple logic of skier traffic and the formation of moguls could tell you that.
"There are 13 resorts all within a 45 minute drive of Salt Lake City, and if you make your base camp Park City, you can get to just about any of them in half an hour or less."
(Maybe if you're a crow this is true, but to reach the Cottonwood Canyons from Park City you have to drive out of Parley's Canyon to SLC, then head down toward the Cottonwoods. Therefore, I would counter that basing in SLC gives the most versatility as far as drive times.)
Just including "Most Runs for Your Money" and "Longest Run"
(I know resorts publish these stats, but I personally think they're worthless. They can divide runs with different names "Upper..." and "Lower... and such --as we well know in the Midwest-- so the total number can be misleading. Plus, I don't really care that the cattrack winding back and forth on the mountain ends up being 3.2 miles.)
Sorry just had to vent. There's plenty of correct information in there also.