Phew, lots of thoughts going on here.
1. Canyons is decent, but there is better terrain to be had. Also know that PC/Canyons tend to get less snow than Snowbird/Bright/Solitude. This isn't always, but it is usually the case.
2. Brighton has a decent park scene, but if you want to ride park, just ride Park City. No need to do all the drive to Brighton when you have a comparable (if not better) park at PC.
3. Beer doesn't go above 3.2 %. At bars Yeah, but the liquor stores have all beers/booze/wine options.
4. Solitude has good vertical. Yup, and fewer crowds, but the best Vert is at Snowbird. If there are storm disturbances and Canyons/PC is getting 3-4 inches, know that Bird/Bright/Tude could be getting 8-12.
Lifthouse has discount tickets on the way to the SB/Bright/Tude.
Best Party is in Park City. All sorts of bars....good live music to be had at a number of spots.
Good Apres: Stop at the Cotton Bottom (Dive Bar) after a stop at SB/Bright/Tude for a garlic burger. Yum.
If you have the time, head out 80 and up 84 (Take this route as opposed to going back into the valley....much prettier) to either Powder Mountain or Snowbasin. Powder is the classic locals mountain, and Snowbasin is a little more high brow. Personally, I prefer Snowbasin because i don't like wasting my time on low-speed lifts. Powder has never really done anything for me. Best time to go to Powder is if it has snowed in the past 3-5 days and everywhere is tracked-out. At Snowbasin, The views from and runs under the Strawberry lift are worth the visit. Coming back from Snowbasin or Powder, hit the Shooting Star Saloon. Another dive bar, but a cool throw-back.
Not really much to do for tours since you'll be riding much.
Park City also used to do a ride the day you land for free deal. Not sure if they still do.
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Last edited by neednsnow; 01-14-2014 at 11:05 AM.