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Old 02-23-2012, 12:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Snowbird
This was my second time at Snowbird and to be honest I realized that I really don’t like this mountain. From all the reviews I think I may be in the minority. For me, the mountain is too steep and also too flat to really transverse for snowboarding. I rented skies the last day and had a much better time. After 4-6 inches of fresh snow, mineral basin was tracked out and crusty by noon the next day. Chips run had lots of icy spots and I could not find many quality runs for an average boarder. Maybe this place is more for advanced boarding and skiing. However, the lodge area is awesome for both family and couples. We stayed at the Inn and enjoyed the pool and hot tub. The wife and I ventured out and enjoyed some drinks at the neighboring hotels and Tram Bar. Over all, I rate the atmosphere a 10 and the mountain a 5.

Powder Mountain
All I can say is wow! We spent Sat and Sunday boarding this mountain and could not believe how awesome this mountain is. Before Saturday, I think they only received several inches that previous week, but there was no shortage of powder. Sunday was even better after it snowed throughout the night. We boarded all day making fresh tracks. We hit powder country on both sides of the road, (forgot the run names) and had the time of our lives. Yes, you have to wait a little bit for the shuttle, but it’s a nice relaxing 5 minute ride back to the lifts. I realize this is a bad winter for snow, but you would never know this boarding at POW MT. The lower reviews of this mountain all centered around the lodge area and slow lifts. To be honest, I didn’t even notice either one being that bad. Unlike Snowbird, you can endlessly transverse this mountain going between trees and trails and not panic that you are approaching a flat area, leaving you the option of walking or dropping into a diamond. Imho, this is the best family mountain I have ever been to. The wife and kids also agree. I really hope this place stays low key and keeps the big hotels/lodges away from this gem. I rate this mountain a 10!!!!

I am interested in other opinions as to the comparison of these mountains.
Snowbird can be fun but yes it's for more advanced riders and you really need to know your way around, the GF works there and she hates riding there.


PowMow is our favorite mountain ever anywhere bar none, so much fun powder country on a good snow day is EPIC, lightning ridge, 20$ cat rides, love love love love powder mountain but then again I don't give a shit about fancy lifts and lodges. In fact those things attract the kind of people I hate to be around.

Were spending this weekend in Ogden with some friends from Minnesota and were doing a day at both PowMow and Snowbasin, super stoked.
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