Originally Posted by Alliegator
At what point do they close the mountain down? High winds?
Just wondering if we could actually use the Free 1st Day voucher on Sunday or if conditions will be too severe.
Mostly high winds. This sounds counterintuitive, but sometimes it's better to ski the Park City resorts on huge storm days. Reasons being that interstate 80 is almost never closed, unlike the Canyon roads. The PC resorts aren't nearly as steep, or under slide paths like Mount Baldy, and so less terrain will be closed due to avi danger. Also, if you have little ones or people who don't charge steep powder with you, it's pretty miserable pushing huge piles of crud around on flat groomers. Sometimes a little less snow groomed into perfect cord is better for these guys. You can always ski the back bowls and meet for lunch and they'll have some fun too. The good news is that after a storm, snow settles, patrol does their work, and a lot of that pow terrain opens up the next day, often with clear blue skies.
P.S. Wind at the highest ridges predicted up to 100 mph, three to four feet of snow by Sunday. I've been at Alta under such conditions. Can close most or all of the mountain, interlodge is a possibility, or it could be heaven on earth, depending on the breaks.