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Old 02-17-2014, 02:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Kenai View Post
Nice! I'm looking forward to the video.

I'm heading there in a couple weeks and likely hitting the same three mountains. (I've only skied Snowbird and Alta - never boarded in Utah.) After having spent most of my life out West I try to explain real mountains to my East Coast friends, but most just don't understand until they go. Glad you had a good time. As you have probably figured out, it is worth making an annual trip west.
Definitely worth an annual trip. Already thinking Mammoth next year.

All in all, the total trip including airfare, lift tickets, hotel, and food cost me less than $1,200. (Thanks Marriott points!)

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Originally Posted by jdang307 View Post
Heading to Snowbird to ride Friday and Saturday. Looks like Thursday is the day to go but oh well. Wife paid for my flight and lift tickets and isn't even going (so no babysitting for me!) so I can't complain.

So how was Snowbird specifically that it humbled you? I can tackle almost all in-bounds terrain except the gnarliest (still too much of a pussy to ride cornices and shit)
It's just no joke...I mean, you can get stuck in an area where your only way back down is either a double black, or a double black lol. And it's not very well marked like Brighton.

And their greens are comparable to a lot of black runs here. Not only that, but nothing was groomed, so all the runs were choppy...lots of snow, but not smooth powder, so if you're not used to that, it'll chew you up and spit you out...at least it did to me. I was finally getting comfortable with those kinds of conditions, and was riding with some speed down the back and hit a chunk and just tumbled and tumbled. Good times, but it's been a very very painful couple of days. Haha
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