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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-20-2009, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Utah help...

So I've never been out west before, just pretty much have been in wisconsin my whole life and I'm taking a trip to Utah next year. I was wondering if anyone has any good recommendations or if I should instead go to Colorado.
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I'll let you know after I take my trip to Salt Lake City next month
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Utah is awesome. Mountains are phenominal! I have never been to Park City. I hear its a real tourist area. I have been to Powder Mountain in Northern Utah, snowbasin, brighton down south. I would go back to powder mountain again and again and again.

totally agree. SLC is just the airport to get you to Ogden. 7000 acres, cat's that take you to the top of lightning ridge. Amazing terrain and no lines.

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alright thanks for the info. ill look into powder mountain sounds like a blast
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Come to Utah and shred Powder Mountain and Snowbasin, there minutes away from each other. There hotels or motels next to the resorts. I'm heading up to powder this sunday and so stoked.
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I'm planning on taking a trip up to UT sometime between 22-24 (or all 3 days). I'm not exactly sure where I want to go yet but I think it's a toss up between The Canyons and Powder Mountain. I just want the best and most POW I can get within about a 7 hour driving distance from Vegas.
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well the pow is up to mother nature and luck.. if it hasnt snowed in a week then you are not going to get any pow obviously... I dont think there is anything in the forecast. atm its super hot here the parks are awesome ( if you got some good spring wax). what is your area of emphasis when you ride? trees park fast groomers ? tbh ive never been to powder in the spring so i cant comment on how slush riding is there. if you like park than canyons would be the better bet of the two ... for freeride i think either would be just as good under the current conditions. the canyons however is alot bigger than powder so it may require alot more searching to find runs that you like..
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Actually the Canyons is a smaller resort that Powder Mountain. Maybe it has the most terrain that is 100% lift served, but Powder Mountain is definitely the largest. In fact it's the largest in the US. They beat Vail by something like 100 acres maybe less.

Just sayin'

Overall, I think Powder Mountain would be ok for spring conditions. I think Burritos recommendation is probably dead on for what the Rocky Mountain region is being served up. Not much weather of significance is in the forecast until middle of next week at the earliest. So you might luck out towards the end of your trip. So far, storms look week. Washington is the place to go atm.
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so what im getting here is that the canyons is more of a park orientated resort and powder mountain is more of freeride area?
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I wouldn't say that. The Canyons is pretty freakin' big. Over 3k acres if memory serves me. They have the money, so therefore they have a good park. Powder Mountain has over 5k acres, but with all that terrain it's a mom and pop operation so to speak. So park is not something they are known for.

Both have plenty freeride terrain to entertain you.
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