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Where to get the goods at Snowbasin?

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I'm heading up to the Eden, Ut with the family for Christmas and will be skiing Snowbasin at least a couple of days. Given the current conditions and some impending snow.

What's open? Where are all the goods hidden at Snowbasin? Any secret Pow stashes? Looking for some stuff that off the beaten path.

We'll probably spend a day a Wolf Mountain with the kids, what's this place like?
post #2 of 11
Snowbasin is a great mountain for all skiers. The mountain lays on one face, with long ridges, like fingers breaking it up. With these storms coming in you are going to have excellent skiing, with many powder stashes to find. The area that Strawbery gondola services is where you will find out of the way nooks and crannies, for days after a storm. With this forecast, for sure there will be long lines of un or barely broken up powder for you to find. Follow the tracks off into the unknown, it won't be too hard. Take time to explore all of the mountain. Take the Olympic tram and try to ski the Downhill course top to bottom. Enjoy the chatter of the locals while you ride up the gondola, they are very special people that live in Eden, that name is not a coincidence.
please note: although Snowbas is a great place to ski, it does not get the snow that the cottonwood canyons do, and sometimes that will matter.
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Even waterboarding wouldn't force me to reveal my secret stashes at SB!
post #4 of 11
Just go and enjoy the lodges and skiing. When Snowbasin dies....it will go to skiers heaven. This place ranks!!

And the local people are very special in a special way. Nice.
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Sugaree View Post
Just go and enjoy the lodges and skiing. When Snowbasin dies....it will go to skiers heaven. This place ranks!!

And the local people are very special in a special way. Nice.
If this is the case, I hope I run into some of the locals when we're out there. We fly out in the am for Christmas.

SB77 - Thanks for the write up. It'll give me something to read on the plane.

Thanks everyone.
post #7 of 11
You will meet the locals in the gondola's.

When we skied Snowbasin we met a local on the 2nd run. He guided us all day in whiteout knee deep powder.

He graciously accepted me buying him a couple of beers.

Everywhere we went in Utah the people were exceptionally nice and helpful. Everyone!!
post #8 of 11
SB77 - Although SB is now my home resort, I am a relative newbie (less that a dozen times). Your extensive write-up is ... well ... extensive. I have read through it and was able to follow much of it. However, without a trail map in hand, much of the details are lost. Probably best used as a reference vs. one-time read.

I am especially interested to get to some of the northern and southern extremes as the base builds and the mountain opens up. Some of the drops off of JP look awesome.

Thanks for sharing. This will be in my back pocket through the season.
post #9 of 11
I have skiied all the other resorts in Utah over the last 20 years and after reading the details of Snowbasin I plan on trying it out this weekend.Do you know of any discount for lift tickets? Military, ski shop, or grocery store?

Thanks
post #10 of 11
Snow Basin has discount lift tickets available in ski shops like Canyon Sports and are a good deal.
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... Do you know of any discount for lift tickets? Military, ski shop, or grocery store?
The normal price at Snowbasin is $62.00. Alpine Sports and Canyon Sports (both in Ogden) offer discounted tix for $51.00. Not sure about Diamond Peak in Eden.
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