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We have some locals here; please advice: I’m planning to go Alta/Bird in April: first or second week. What kind of condition to expect and do I need my fat skis (medium fat…99 waist)?
Also if somebody have experienced Peruvian’s dorm room (being alone sounds as an option).
Thanks a lot in advance!

post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by yareck View Post
We have some locals here; please advice: I’m planning to go Alta/Bird in April: first or second week. What kind of condition to expect and do I need my fat skis (medium fat…99 waist)?
Also if somebody have experienced Peruvian’s dorm room (being alone sounds as an option).
Thanks a lot in advance!

They have an excellent base and the chance for snow that time of year is still pretty good, so it could be anything from spring slush to great powder. Coverage should be excellent however so follow the sun.

Regarding the dorm rooms, I have no experience, but I would think the vibe amongst skiers would be pretty good.
post #3 of 9
Stayed in the lodge,the rooms are spartan. The common room in the lodge is very comfortable and the food is great and plentiful. As for the snow, well as of this minute they claim a 146 inch base with 547 inches so far this year. So as jgiddyup says coverage should be good. Wet or dry is your only concern.
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thank you!
post #5 of 9

Demo-ing in SLC?

Hello,

I'm an East Coast instructor coming back to Utah for the first time in about 10 years; one of my good skiing friends moved out there for work and I could not pass up the opportunity to go visit her! I'm seriously so giddy my head is spinning. I'm headed out there from the 10th to 14th of April and we thought it might be a good idea to demo some skis while I was out there...I only have an old pair of K2 Threes (174) that are my "teaching" skis, and I figured April would be a good time to get some nice sales on last year's models. Do any locals have recommendations on which shops to demo from? Canyon Sports seems to be a big one on the intar-web, but I can't get through to them on the phone to talk with a live person. Does anyone know if they forward demo costs towards buying a new pair?

Any other suggestions on what to do that weekend would be appreciated; I'm just super excited to get out for some real West Coast skiing!
post #6 of 9
according to this: http://www.alta.com/pages/hours.php

you might not be skiing on the 14th.

As for skis, check out Deep Powderhouse ("DPH") and determine
width/length to match the conditions of the day(s)

brad
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by reducedfatoreo View Post
Hello,

I'm an East Coast instructor coming back to Utah for the first time in about 10 years; one of my good skiing friends moved out there for work and I could not pass up the opportunity to go visit her! I'm seriously so giddy my head is spinning. I'm headed out there from the 10th to 14th of April and we thought it might be a good idea to demo some skis while I was out there...I only have an old pair of K2 Threes (174) that are my "teaching" skis, and I figured April would be a good time to get some nice sales on last year's models. Do any locals have recommendations on which shops to demo from? Canyon Sports seems to be a big one on the intar-web, but I can't get through to them on the phone to talk with a live person. Does anyone know if they forward demo costs towards buying a new pair?

Any other suggestions on what to do that weekend would be appreciated; I'm just super excited to get out for some real West Coast skiing!
Between: http://www.alta.com/pages/rental.php especially: http://www.deeppowderhouse.com/demo.htm ,
& http://www.snowbird.com/ski_board/rentals.html especially: http://www.snowbird.com/imagelib/ren...nd_rentals.pdf

You should stay busy.

Michael
post #8 of 9
The Peruvian has a couple of different dorm rooms. The large room isn't too bad, but they have one nordic room with bunks that is very tight.

Normally in April they will give you a single rate in a nordic room(sink w/o toilet), for about $20 bucks more than the dorm rate.
post #9 of 9
Thanks!
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