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Park City - tips for this coming week

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hi,

A friend in the US is heading to Park City (and possibly Alta) for the first time later this week having been inspired by late season reports of fresh snow.  Does anyone have any particular tips for him to make the most of the spring conditions?  Any restaurant or bar preferences for on mountain or in the evening?

Many thanks.
post #2 of 13
He'll be disappointed.

They're all closed.

After today the only place open is Snowbird.

Alta might open for the weekend.

Still plenty of snow so if he's in the area drop by the bird.
Edited by steamboat1 - 4/18/10 at 5:43pm
post #3 of 13
In Park City your friend should expect very short lift lines.  Unfortunately he/she will be in line for a long time as all 3 resorts up there are closed for the season.  Alta will be open until next Sunday and Snowbird will be open as well. 
post #4 of 13
 Well Alta is closed till Friday the 23rd.  They will only be open Fri, Sat, and Sunday.  According to the Park City website, today was their last day of skiing!  I would def call and verify this information before heading out there. Snowbird will be open though. 
post #5 of 13
 sorry dcb31...guess we were posting at the same time!!
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hmm.  He may be winding me up as I was exclaiming over the late season photos from that part of the world.  Otherwise, that's going to be funny. He was (supposedly) arriving on Thursday, so may be targeting the weekend, but the Park City reference is odd.

I'll check.
post #7 of 13
I was there on April 17th.  Mighty fine skiing, but a fair amount of the hill was already closed.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
OK, a quick update.  He's there now, and will be skiing Alta and Snowbird.  He seems to have given me a head fake with the Park City thing.  Not only that but apparently it's been snowing.  He's rented "188cm Rossignol reverse camber twins", which I take to mean the S7.  That'll be a change - last time he rented skis he was on 160cm Blizzard carvers in Zel am See in Austria (he gets around a lot).  And ... I'm jealous!

Quick quiz.  Where's this exactly?

Utah Moguls.jpg
 
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by sinbad7 View Post

OK, a quick update.  He's there now, and will be skiing Alta and Snowbird.  He seems to have given me a head fake with the Park City thing.  Not only that but apparently it's been snowing.  He's rented "188cm Rossignol reverse camber twins", which I take to mean the S7.  That'll be a change - last time he rented skis he was on 160cm Blizzard carvers in Zel am See in Austria (he gets around a lot).  And ... I'm jealous!

Quick quiz.  Where's this exactly?

Utah Moguls.jpg
 

 

Alta High Rustler. 
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
Well ... damned if I wouldn't be extremely careful coming down there.
post #11 of 13
Nah, it's not so bad.  People have been sliding down that slope backwards on their backs for years.

Good snow this weekend.  I had to drive through a big time blizzard this morning from Rock Springs to Salt lake City this morning.  Have fun with it - good timing.
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
Yep, my friend is having a great time; it's snowing nicely and he is "ïn love" with the Rossi S7s he rented.  Must be good snow cover for that to be the case.  His first time on reverse camber skis, so I'll be conducting a lengthy de-brief afterwards.  I've never been on a pair myself.
post #13 of 13
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Well ... damned if I wouldn't be extremely careful coming down there.

eh not that hard. Plus coming all the ways to LCC to ski bumps is kinda of dumb considering there is so much terrain that doesnt have them.
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