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   Last year I recieved some great advice and took a trip to Solitude with my two boys 7 an 11 . They are now hooked on skiing. We will be back in Utah in 2010  We have off next week for thanksgiving. I would like to take them on a ski trip. We live in Southern California
Any Thaughts or advice.

Thank You

 


Edited by 4Hogans - 11/16/09 at 9:46am
post #2 of 10
Give Whistler a try. 
post #3 of 10
My dad said Kirkwood is just great!
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Kirkwood is great, but I'm not sure that they will be open by thanksgiving. They currently aren't open, and I have spoken to employees several times in the past couple of weeks: they aren't even going to guess at an opening date. They are forecasting some snow later in the week, who knows. Even if they do open up in the next week and a half, it might make planning a vacation tough.
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No contest Whistler has the snow now.  40-45 inch base, 79 inches snowfall so far and another 4-5 feet predicted this week.  Only 10% open now but I have to believe they will get alpine control work done by Thanksgiving.

This is an easy call for anyone who wants to take a ski vacation before Christmas this season, a practice I normally discourage.

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This current storm has opened Wolf Creek to 100% with 30 inches of fresh powder! CONDITIONS ARE POWDER AND PACKED POWDER WITH EARLY SEASON OBSTICLES. Year-to-date snowfall is 78 inches. mid mtn base is 41"

For those who can't get to Whistler....
post #7 of 10
Seems like Wolf Creek always delivers. Never been there.
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Originally Posted by roundturns View Post

Seems like Wolf Creek always delivers. Never been there.

Last two seasons conditions weren't good in November, but this year they opened half the mountain on Oct 31. It was fun but my bases ended up really scratched after skiing over rocks, tree stumps, grass, etc. It was well worth it though. After the 30'' they got from this storm they opened the whole mountain. Heading back up there next weekend.
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On a good day it is great. How about on a non-powder day? Is there enough to hold the interest?

MR
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Originally Posted by MastersRacer View Post

On a good day it is great. How about on a non-powder day? Is there enough to hold the interest?

MR

It has its fun spots, but generally is not too steep for too long. I usually go there when there's no other mountains open around Northern NM (early November, April). 
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