Okolepuka, Just to keep things real. The backside of 9990 isn't Big Cottonwood Canyon I think it is Millcreek Canyon. BCC isn't all that far away maybe one mile from the top of 9990.
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10/26/06 at 2:38pm
Did you look at all the pics in the thread I linked to? If so, you have your answer. And, for a variety of reasons - including lazyness, a busted lift and a cornice closure on the traverse to Anchor Trees/Daly Chutes - I had no pics from that trip of much of the better off-piste stuff at DV. Seriously, if you are a "level 7" as you say, every one of the PC areas is likely to have planty of terrain that will make your head spin - you just have to look for it.
BTW- if you think you are up for it, do the free advanced tour at DV. They usually cover the mountain pretty well. And be sure to poke around Sultan and Mayflower there too.
Again, I'm not comparing the PC resorts to any other resorts. Just reiterating that (snow/weather being "normal" or better) if you can't find fun skiing there, it is most likely because you are not looking very hard...
I'm going to be in PC January 17 - 23. I am staying slopeside at Deer Valley and am currently just planning to ski there.
Part of me wants to check out the neighboring resorts, part of me wants to be lazy and just ski at Deer Valley. I have been to Alta/Snowbird but they are a little far and I don't have a car this trip.
Is it worth catching the free shuttle to check out Park City or the Canyons? Any idea how long that should take?
Edit: Does the snow differ between the 3 resorts at all?
Thanks for the links and pics. Its been a while since I have skiied anywhere but Tahoe, just haven't been able to justify the trips when I am a 3 hour car ride away with a free place to stay.
Ah moguls, I see a lot of them in your pics, you just don't see that many in Tahoe, especially with all the good snow of last season. I hope I don't regret pullling the trigger on some 177 07' Mantra's. I guess I did manage ok in them at Northstar-At-Tahoe in some 174 06' 1080 Foils's, but Mantra is much wider under foot though. Lets hope they groom a few of their steeps, screamers are always fun.