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April Trip to Snowbird

I did some research and Snowbird keeps coming up on one of the top places to go in April. From what looking at the location, it looks like its only 25 miles for SLC Airport. Is that right? Any comments on the resort and and typical snow conditions in April?

Any other recommendations for April boarding other than the places in Colorado?
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I did some research and Snowbird keeps coming up on one of the top places to go in April. From what looking at the location, it looks like its only 25 miles for SLC Airport. Is that right? Any comments on the resort and and typical snow conditions in April?

Any other recommendations for April boarding other than the places in Colorado?
Depends on what you are looking for. April, from what I have seen is surely a crap-shoot. I went to Breck, CO a few years back and it was spring boarding with the exception of one killer-cold day. Very little on the fresh snow side, but the snowpack made for some good corn and mashed taters. The sunny outside beer sessions at 5PM were pretty nice, too. I'm considering Snowbird, myself for the week leading-up to Easter (April 7-13). There are a few decent resorts in the area of SLC, so you could actually hit two or three places just to get a good feel. I'm also considering Tahoe and am going to post the same questioning thread about Tahoe. Otherwise, look at the PNW. Though, the SLC region is very accessible to the airport, compared to a lot of other ski areas.

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I called Snowbird last night and there are some great deals in April. The only question is snow quality. I'd like to think coming from the east coast, it'd still be great out west in comparison... but good enough to fly out for? Hmm....
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Tough year, everyone except the PNW is below average.

For April, you can get powder but I wouldn't count on it. Sun is more often the norm. The worst is when you get the days between the two. Cold, Windblown, icy crust. The only days of the season that I don't care to ride at all.

For Spring riding, if California gets the goods like they are going to, is by far the best. It's typically either nuking there or sunshine. The corn snow there is just fantastic.

After that, Utah or Colorado should be decent. Hopefully the regions get some decent snowfall before those dates.

Washington/Oregon have been the best bet this year by far. I am not sure about their spring cycles. Could be snow, rain, or sunshine. They do have a ton of snow on the ground though, so if you got either sun or snow, you'd be sitting pretty.
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pnw will have a great base but could be warm, raining, sunny, frozen concrete, great corn or whiteout puking...guaranteed to be one of the above.


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Oh, I didn't even know this was an OLD thread! I was just searching Snowbird, hoping to find some info for this April, but thanks Kill for replying!
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Come to California. Snow is still fun and the girls are GREAT!
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Supafobb,

If you're still looking to head out in April, you'll probably be good to go. The coverage isn't as good as I've seen it in past years, but Snowbird has some decent coverage. They'll probably get hit with a nice refresher this upcoming week. If you're looking to go in early April, you could get some goodies. Either way, especially after this past year, a shitty Utah year is a hell of a lot better than a 100 inch east coast year. Like the others have said, though it is a bit more difficult to get to, Tahoe is just super fun in the spring.

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Supafobb,

a shitty Utah year is a hell of a lot better than a 100 inch east coast year

I've kind of suspected that was the case, but you've helped affirm it; thanks for that. I'm sold and hopping on a plane in April because it's over in the east coast, which is also unfortunate because I've already made arrangements to go to Sugarbush, VT next weekend. I hope they're still alive and kicking by then.
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