Originally Posted by Moose2121
new to the forum. I have a question about Utah in April. I will be arriving on April 15, and am wondering what should still be open. I need to find a place to stay, and would like to be near the mountains (that are open) and will be flying into salt lake airport.
My questions are:
1. What should still be open on April 15-19? (essentially, what is the A-basin of Utah?)
2. Where should I stay (park city I was thinking, but specifically which area)
3. Any must see- must do things while in Utah?
Keep an eye on http://www.skiutah.com/ for conditions at all the mountains in the area.
The resorts in Little Cottonwood Canyon (Alta, Snowbird) and Big Cottonwood Canyon (Solitude, Brighton) get much more snow than Park City, and therefore have longer seasons. Snowbird is the largest of these 4. Alta is a bit higher and therefore gets a bit more snow and is also a great place to ski (but no snowboarders allowed).
When we go to SLC, we have been staying at Extended Stay America in Midvale. MUCH cheaper than staying on any of the mountains. There are about 4 ski shops along Fort Union Blvd. between ESA and Wasatch Blvd., all of which sell discounted lift tickets. We usually go to the one across from the state liquor store. This is very convenient to get to either LCC or BCC, and also for easy access to I-80 to Park City.
If you end up with time on your hands, you could visit Temple Square in downtown SLC or the huge copper mine on the far western side of the valley. On the copper mine, check to be sure they are open for tours on the day you want to go. Or drive up to Park City and look around, even though ski season will be over for them.