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UTAH SUPERPASS... variable terrain?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hi, my family is planning a skiing trip this year, we are all solid advanced skiers, although my mother gets much more enjoyment out of blue runs, mostly because she gets tired out on advanced runs.
My question is... does the Utah Superpass (Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, Solitude) offer enough intermediate terrain for my mother to enjoy a 6 day skiing trip?
post #2 of 10
She'll be fine. There are some fun intermediate runs at all the mountains - Snowbird and Solitude tend to be slightly steeper with their blue runs than Alta and Brighton, but they both have decent intermediate terrain. With the new Peruvian tunnel at Snowbird, getting to the intermediate stuff in mineral basin is even easy.
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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by staffpro View Post
I don't know what you're talking about??:
post #5 of 10
Interestingly Alta has some very nice green and blue runs.

I would also check out Solitude. Nice cruisers
post #6 of 10
Another thought, If you are staying near SLC, you might find that buying discount tickets at the local ski shops more economical than the SUPERPASS. I think the one used was something like "Canyon Sports". I think you can Google that term and find there web site.
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the insider info. I found their site, and it shows the discounted lift tickets.
post #8 of 10
A lot of the shops in the SLC/Sandy area offer discount lift tickets. Not only does Canyon Sports, but The Lift House ski shop is right at the corner of Big Cottonwood Canyon and I think they are the same price.
post #9 of 10

Canyon Sports

I had a good experience with Canyon Sports downtown. They sell the discounted lift tickets, and they also did a good job working on my skis. We usually stay in SLC and then ski opportunistically, wherever looks like they've got the best conditions. You might also take a day and drive up to Snowbasin. They've got tons of intermediate stuff, and extremely posh lifts (two gondolas and the rest high-speed lifts), and almost no one there. It was actually creepy the day I was there, there were so few people around. This also means no crush getting food at lunch. Also, I don't know if you've got a place to stay, but we've used Hotwire a bunch of times and usually gotten a room at the Marriott SLC-City Center (it's the 4 star one listed on Hotwire that is a "user favorite"), which is very good--high quality rooms, they'll store your skis downstairs, valet parking for like $10/day.
post #10 of 10
I second the Snowbasin recommendation. It also is likely the least crowded. A bit of a drive tho!
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