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Going to Park City in the Spring, Is there real extreme terrain? Where can I find it? and are there decent chutes?

post #1 of 15
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I'm skiing at Park City over Spring break for a week and I've never been there before. I always look to ski the most challenging terrain and I'm hoping if anyone can tell me where that is in Park City. And when there is a powder day do most of the runs get tracked out quickly, should I ski hike accessed terrain on Powder days?
post #2 of 15
Welcome to Epicski.

Head back to Jupiter Bowl.  There is an old double chair there, so it doesn't get tracked out too fast.  Most powder days it's a race to get back there, though.  The other good chair is McConkey's.  There are other challenging runs on the hill, but a high percentage of them are off those two chairs.
post #3 of 15
You just may have set the record for the longest title.  Nice work and enjoy the snow.

Welcome to Epic.
post #4 of 15
If you are already headed to Utah and want serious terrain, skip Park City and go to Snowbird and Alta.
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by skibeast6 View Post

I'm skiing at Park City over Spring break for a week and I've never been there before. I always look to ski the most challenging terrain and I'm hoping if anyone can tell me where that is in Park City. And when there is a powder day do most of the runs get tracked out quickly, should I ski hike accessed terrain on Powder days?

If you have to asking about how 'extreme" the terrain is, I am sure Park City will suit your needs.

This is one of thoese things if you have to ask it is type of things.
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie View Post

If you are already headed to Utah and want serious terrain, skip Park City and go to Snowbird and Alta.

and brighton, and solitdue and snowbasin and powder mountain heck even Deer valley
post #7 of 15
Wide open: Jupiter Bowl and McConkey's.
On-piste steep/narrow: Indicator and Six Bells
post #8 of 15
I would go to deervalley over PCMR. If you want better BC access go to the canyons.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post

...If you want better BC access go to the canyons.

If I had to guess, I'm betting this thread is a troll. But I could be wrong...

That said, the combo of "hike" part of the question and tromano's comment deserve a bit of fill-in. If you are not avy-trained & with a bc experienced group, do not even think about going OB near the Canyons. Or anywhere in the area actually. Not even 5 feet past the rope/gate. Seriously. It is a dangerous temptation. Every one of the nearby areas has pretty nice (at least for mortals) inbounds stuff if you learn where to look.

FWIW. DV's advanced mountain tour can reveal some nice stuff over there. Maybe too much, since stashes that used to stay for days can get hammered fairly fast...
post #10 of 15
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...If you are not avy-trained & with a bc experienced group, do not even think about going OB near the Canyons. Or anywhere in the area actually. Not even 5 feet past the rope/gate. Seriously. It is a dangerous temptation. Every one of the nearby areas has pretty nice (at least for mortals) inbounds stuff if you learn where to look....

 

Bears emphasis.

Park City does have a few vertical of legit 50 degree terrain, etc. inbounds if you're there at the right time and know where to look.  And then there are the parks...humbling.
post #11 of 15
 Park City isn't Lcc, and Jupiter Peak isn't Baldy, but we do have a run or two over here. Here's an ariel view. And what the man said about O.B. We get a body count every year from untrained and unprepared people going past the ropes. The Bird, Alta, et all are just around the corner, so that's always there too. 


Jupiter Peak, Puma bowl 
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by spindrift View Post




If I had to guess, I'm betting this thread is a troll. But I could be wrong...

That said, the combo of "hike" part of the question and tromano's comment deserve a bit of fill-in. If you are not avy-trained & with a bc experienced group, do not even think about going OB near the Canyons. Or anywhere in the area actually. Not even 5 feet past the rope/gate. Seriously. It is a dangerous temptation. Every one of the nearby areas has pretty nice (at least for mortals) inbounds stuff if you learn where to look.

FWIW. DV's advanced mountain tour can reveal some nice stuff over there. Maybe too much, since stashes that used to stay for days can get hammered fairly fast...

I think this pretty much goes without saying.

BC Access gate: 


Here is a report from a 2005 Dutch Draw Avi that happened just on the other side of the ropes from the canyons resort. 

www.avalanche.org/~uac/Accidents/Accidents,04-05/Dutch_Draw_1-14-05/Dutch%20Draw%201-14-05.htm
post #13 of 15
 Here's Mount Baldy from the air.  Alta's Baldy Chutes are on the left and Snowbird's Mineral Basin is on the right. The Baldy Shoulder is in the middle, bordering the areas. Sadly, weirdly, a girl was killed by an in bounds avalanche last year near the shoulder somewhere- perhaps some of you Bird people know the exact spot...this almost never happens in bounds (well, sort of almost never...)


 

 This terrain is steeper than it looks from the air, so here's one of Baldy & the chutes taken from Alta's Collins lift so you get the idea.

post #14 of 15
Does anyone have any experience with the Interconnect tour.  It has always sounded interesting but I don't know if it is worth a day.
post #15 of 15
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and brighton, and solitdue and snowbasin and powder mountain heck even Deer valley
 

Extreme and Powder Mountain in the same sentence (or even the same thought process)?
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