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Old 01-06-2010, 07:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is my plan but I need some help and ideas. I have the opportunity to pretty much go to any resort I want for a couple days here in a few weeks. Right now I have decided on Utah. I have found some round trip plane tickets for about 300 bucks. That is perfect. I also have some people I may be able to crash with in either Provo or Salt Lake City. SOOOOOoooo, I am asking the people of this forum, WHAT would be the best Mountain to spend 3 or so days at? Honestly, I'm not that concerned about price because I won't be paying for housing. Who knows, one of the days I may even stay at a place next to a lodge. I just want to have an awesome vacation.

I really don't want to Mountain hop that much because depending on which Mt. I decide to board, is dependent upon who I stay with in the area (Provo vs SLC). I would also prefer Salt Lake area for the fact that this is the Airport I have been looking at. The good thing is, I am able to do this during the week and NOT the weekend so I am hoping it is less crowded.

Sooooooooooooooo any opinion on where I should go? You guys are the ones that live out west.
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't live there but went last winter. Went to Snowbird late season. Was great, got dumped on, had much fun. Big mountain, you will need more than 3 days to explore the whole thing. Little Cottonwood Canyon gets way more snow than the resorts in other areas so I suggest Snowbird!

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Old 01-06-2010, 07:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the bird is nice and although its technically 100% open it still needs some coverage on the steeps bowls and chutes ... as of today the park city places have meh coverage too but both the canyons and pc have excellent parks atm.. i like canyons better than pc and the canyons is huuuge... brighton has night riding so you could ride 9am to 9 pm if think you can handle that...
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Don't live there but went last winter. Went to Snowbird late season. Was great, got dumped on, had much fun. Big mountain, you will need more than 3 days to explore the whole thing. Little Cottonwood Canyon gets way more snow than the resorts in other areas so I suggest Snowbird!

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Word on this experience, Caj!!!!

I hope this isn't a thread-jack, but more of a clarifying question directed at Burrito.........

Not really a big park fan, here. I will have 3 days and plan to hit Canyons and the Bird. I've been to Snowbird and Loved it!!!!!(See Above) I've never been to the Canyons, but want to give it a shot. So, I'll be out in next weekend. Should I spend 2 days at the bird and 1 day at the Canyons, or should I do it the other way around?

I'm coming with a group, and I tend to put more hours on the hill than the other guys I'm with.....they'll want to party more. SO, we'll be staying in either PC (probably PC for a Night) and SLC another night or two. I'm trying to plan the best balance, I come to you Burrito. I figure your answer will also help the Kentucky Gunman decide where he should focus most of his time.

Ohh, and Kentucky Gunman (i don't remember your sn and don't feel like hitting back) the econobox is pretty cheap on sidestep.com.........bout 24bucks a day!
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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lemme talk to my friend that rides canyons most of the time and check their coverage for their great freeride areas and ill get back to you tomorrow .. my gut says 2 at bird 1 at canyons but ill get some more details and post tomorrow
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These are some great replies. Kentucky Gunman ha ha. Its a Law Enforcement type thing but I don't want to flaunt that much on a snowboarding forum because I understand some of you are pot heads lol. I will just look the other way

Anyway I actually can probably spend up to a week somewhere I may be able to board 5 days. I just don't want to turn a trip I can do for 600ish into a trip that will cost 1200. I mean... I could I guess :-)
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go hit up power mountain. i just got back from boarding there and snow basin and powder mountain lived up to its name. if you go there you have to ride "powder country." its essentially the side of the resort that isnt groomed and it just runns off into a road where you get picked up by bus. but it was 2 feet of fresh all day on that run so thats my recomendation
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go hit up power mountain. i just got back from boarding there and snow basin and powder mountain lived up to its name. if you go there you have to ride "powder country." its essentially the side of the resort that isnt groomed and it just runns off into a road where you get picked up by bus. but it was 2 feet of fresh all day on that run so thats my recomendation
Thats good, cuz I was there last year and the day I hit up powder mt, it rained the night before so it was kind of shitty, anything untuched had that hardcrust over it. but it looked like it had sooo much potential, Im also going to be in utah in 2 days and honestly was worried about the coverage. I had a feeling because of the late snow fall or even lack there of, we was going to be left with east coast conditions. but if ur saying u was in 2 ft of freshys the other day.
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Powder Mountain is the real deal. I'm headed back to UT just to hit that place again.

You know the SLC transit agency has a damn good bus system to get you to the mountain. you can stay somewhere in SLC near the pick-up points and really not need a car for the whole trip and it hits the Cottonwood Canyon resorts.
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:22 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Well the people I may be staying with live pretty much on the side of Snowbird so I will for sure hit that up one day.

I'm getting pumped! Just trying to figure out what dates will be best for me to do this.

Another question, is it that hard to travel by plan with snowboard etc? I have a pretty sweet snowboard bag so I'm hoping it won't be difficult or cause any problems.
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