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Which Park City resort is best for long runs?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Not cat tracks and flat stuff, but real runs with some sort of sustained pitch?

Comparing only PCMR, DV, and The Canyons by the trailmaps (which can be decieving), it appears that Deer Valley may actually have the longest runs, but I can't really tell.

Any of these areas have runs in the 1500-2000 vert range?
post #2 of 15
Yeap Deer Valley has some very long cruisers. Stiens Way being one of the longest. Another mountain with long runs is Snowbasin. also Snowbird.
post #3 of 15
None, really. PC mountains aren't known for their long verts. There are some good runs, though that you have to work a little for:

PCMR
- Meadows to Crescent to Waterfall to Base.
- Silver King
- Willys
- Silver Skis
- Fools Gold
- Glory Hole

DV
- Top of Baldy to Mayflower.
- Runs off of Sultan.
- Run off of Wasatch.

The Canyons
- Far right of Super Condor.
- 9990 to Tombstone.

Long Verts in Utah? Go to Snowbird or Snowbasin.

Powdr
post #4 of 15
Snowbasin, especially if you want low traffic with your vert.

Can't remember the *shuttle service that hauled us up from park city last year but we thought it was a pretty good deal, including having plenty of ice cold beer in back on the way home.

*you may want to let "them" do the driving on a storm day.
post #5 of 15
I cannot beleive our resident Utah skiing guru's( and you do know your stuff) forogot a little used run known as Jordanelle, off the top of Deer Crest, down to the gondola base at US40. Nice n steep in parts, bigh huge right turn at the bottom.
post #6 of 15
Deer Valley-

They have many excellent long fast cruisers. It is there speicialty after all.
post #7 of 15
The Olympic Downhill runs at Snowbasin stack up with anywhere but don't forget about Stawberry also. You can really cover alot of groung out there with some impressive vertical as well.
post #8 of 15
Interesting thread here.

I prefer about 1200' to 1500' vertical runs. Anymore than that and I want to sit down. Sure, I like a nice long run but my legs can last later into the day if I ski in this vertical range.

Anyone else feel this way??

I have a Utah trip (my first) coming up and lately I have been thinking of the lifts that would provide me with 1,000' to 1500' of vertical. Any input here??
post #9 of 15
>Anyone else feel this way??
no, never, do some squat thrust, jump on a trampoline.

anyway, who gets to ski 1200' of vertical without having to stop and wait for their friends?

> have been thinking of the lifts that would provide me with 1,000' to 1500' of vertical.

snowbirds little cloud lift is perfect, except it can get crowded but only sometimes. regulator johnson is about 700ft of nice fairly steep groomed vertical, then there is a bowl right under the lift that often has superb conditions, bumps are just right usually.
post #10 of 15

Jordanelle

Yup I agree that Jordanelle is one of the longest I have tried in the PC area. Went there at 9 AM in the middle of the week in Feb 2005 and I had it all to myself for about four runs. Awesome!
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the advice. These forums have so much combined knowledge.

Looking at a trailmap and comparing it to the real mountain can sometimes be a round of guestures, especially when searching for a steep run in the Midwest.

I'm looking forward to adding DV and Snowbasin to my trip this year (plus Alta).
post #12 of 15
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anyway, who gets to ski 1200' of vertical without having to stop and wait for their friends?
I do. The people I ski with generally don't stop except at the lift. Our runs tend to be pretty short and so we ski fast to the lift and rest on the lift.

At Beaver Creek it's a different story. It's pretty challenging to non-stop some of those Talons runs.

I like both. Short runs make it real easy to keep a group together and get a lot of vertical. Longer runs are a better workout as you push to keep up. But it gets confusing keeping up with whether people are above or below you. And it's easier for someone to take a wrong turn.
post #13 of 15
breckview.......

Exactly. You stated it well.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
Thanks for all the advice. These forums have so much combined knowledge.

Looking at a trailmap and comparing it to the real mountain can sometimes be a round of guestures, especially when searching for a steep run in the Midwest.

I'm looking forward to adding DV and Snowbasin to my trip this year (plus Alta).
You'll enjoy all three picks, a little of something for everyone, and no snowboarders at dv and alta
post #15 of 15
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anyway, who gets to ski 1200' of vertical without having to stop and wait for their friends?
I do except this one day at alta I had to wait for some guy from Pa...

I really do crack myself up.

With that said Snowbird but your going to park city.
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