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Remember, there is a difference between local and touron. I am a touron, for sure......hopefully a little more down-home touron than many other tourists, but when I fly into Denver, SLC, Seattle, or Reno, I want to get the most bang for my buck.

I understand and love the back-woodsiness, I learned at Blue Knob in PA, waaaay hick! PowMow is great, but it really is in the middle of nowhere, with limited lift speed, and quite a run-out. Also, I was really disgusted by the fact that they brag over 5G in acreage, but less than 1/2 of that is servicable with your lift ticket. People say it is cheap, but take a day-pass(58) and add one cat run (15) and you are looking at a $73 day of riding....thats not much cheaper! CapT, I understand that you value PowMow, and if I lived 30 minutes from it, I'd love it too. Unfortunately, though, I aint Utarded. I have to earn my turns by flying across the country and gambling that there might be snow. Powder may have snow much longer than the more heavily visited resorts, but I wasn't a fan.

Similarly with Brighton. One of the locals we met on Thursday night Swore by Brighton, to the point that I was convinced to hit it up as our first resort on Friday. Top-to-Bottoms runs were finished relatively quickly, and it was Super Skied off, everywhere. Even Stash areas were pretty beat. When we were night skiing, I actually said to my buddies "I feel like we're back in the Poconos, only a little bigger. Three years ago, I swore to never ride the Poconos, again.

Basin was such a safer bet, and we all know that if anywhere is going to get snow in Utah, the first place to get hit and the biggest dumps will (9 times out of 10) be atop little cottonwood. I'm a believer in the Bird!

So, I hope this doesn't dismantle our friendship. I had a blast with you on Thursday and when I make it back out to Utah, I'm sure we'll do some riding. I just figured I'd explain my perspective as not an offensive perspective, just one of efficiency.

That being said, I will NEVER Again go back to Canyons and I'll take everyone's word for it and Never Ride Park City.....unless it is free and she is REALLY HOT!

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Ditto. That sh*t gets expensive.

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That being said, I will NEVER Again go back to Canyons and I'll take everyone's word for it and Never Ride Park City
I can understand staying away from PCMR, but i'm gonna hit it at least once, mid-week so hopefully it won't be crap. But curious to know what you disliked about Canyons?


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Ditto. That sh*t gets expensive.


I can understand staying away from PCMR, but i'm gonna hit it at least once, mid-week so hopefully it won't be crap. But curious to know what you disliked about Canyons?
Conditions, the lift system, poor snow. I've heard people say "on a powder day, that place is great"......well, so are Basin, The Bird, Solitude, Brighton, POW, and PC. Hell, I'd assume Wolf is kinda amazing on a Powder Day. But as far as the Canyons go, if I had my options, I'd hit Basin or Bird. I just feel like the pitch, chute, and bowl feel of Bird and Basin are tastier than that of Canyons. Again, unless I was staying in PC and the snow was killer. Then, what the heck?

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word. my only experience at Canyons was with about 9" of fresh overnight.

staying in downtown PC this February, so for the most part, Canyons and PCMR are the easiest options for us.


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I liked the Canyons over PC when I went with a bunch of friends. We were getting over 8 inches each day and the natural terrain felt more 'fun' at Canyons. PC just felt very resort like with short runs and many lifts needed just to get to the other side of the mountain. Last time I was at the bird it was in March and was icy in the morning and slushy by the days end. Loved the bowls even though there wasn't much pow left. It was nice mid morning.

I'll be out in Utah 3rd week of Feb....can't wait.
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I'll be out in Utah 3rd week of Feb....can't wait.
Third week in February like 2/15 thru 2/22? Me too.

As we get closer to that date I'm going to start a thread in the "Meet ups" section here and see who all wants to hook up and ride. Or party. Or both.


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Ooops actually last week probably from 23rd on...
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no worries. with my luck, it will start dumping pow on 2/22. just in time for me to go home...


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no worries. with my luck, it will start dumping pow on 2/22. just in time for me to go home...
Nope, that was my luck last week! You'll be fine.

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