Originally Posted by mikebike
I hope that SBD and Powdr can kiss and make up .... or maybe not.. it is kind of entertaining... then again you have one from the Poconos and one from the back of the Wasatch ...........hmmm which is more credible to comment on UTAHyeah... not a hard one...
all due respect to Powdr. just back from skiing slc for 5 days and he is fortunate to live right close by the greatest snow and resorts on earth. where else can you find so many top resorts within 1 hr of each other with "no arguments" best snow year in and year out ANYWHERE. Someone mentioned Bush above, (please don't lump me in with THAT) and it is a good example because it makes a prime example of how people make up their mind to follow a thought no matter what.
3700 acres at TheCanyons while Snowbird lists 2500 and Solititude/Alta list 2200. HOGWASH!!!! Pull up their map,http://www.thecanyons.com/images/tra...nstrailmap.pdf
look on the left side of the map,
DreamCatcher/Dreamscape - yes skiable acres.
ALL of Daybreak - not a skiresort but timeshare/resort community, not ski runs. Should not be included. (except for sales pitch)
Peak 5 - faces north, nicest snow on the mountain, good expert terrain under lift and in skiable trees
All runs below Peak 5 are returns for timeshare/resort community, NOT ski runs!! Should not be included, (except for sales pitch)
9990 - nice expert lift, best snow on mtn, i bet freq is the Only good snow!
Below base of 9990 - again housing returns, not ski runs.
Super Condor - how often is this place open?? Both times I have been to Canyons in late Feb it has been closed while utah base is >75", entire thing should not be included, should it? what does it take to run this thing? They are probably adding 500 acres for this.
Without forcing me to spend more time on this, TheCanyons has about 1700 skiable acres - not 3700, it is complicated because of course there are the housing accesses and they probably include the trees in those access acres, = let's give it a gift and call it 1700.
i envy powdr! park city is obviously the coolest place to live in slc area, even with traffic, congestions, housing problems. there is no real other option for someone who want to live the "skiing life" with liked minded people. he is so lucky because obviously he is not going to ski everday, but he can pick and choose his days, ski his resorts when they are their peak, and of course they all have their good days. Some of the best memories of my trip will be the totally cool people i met, both locals and tourists/sports like me.
I look at this whole thing differently, because I am a Pocono "east-coaster", and only have a few days per year to ski, have to book in advance, have been skiing a long time(35 yrs) and I have no turf to protect. I won't protect the Poconos because I don't ski them.
anyway, if you want more "entertaining" comment I should take time to write a trip report on my 5 days, but right now after a 3 flight(postponed/rerouted) red-eye after skiing last lift everday, my "chips are cashed in".