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Old 02-17-2010, 02:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi, am new 2 this particular forum so hope i'm in the right place.
i'm seeking some info from some locals about these area's, firstly there'l b about 3 couples (ages 26-32) coming to board for around 3-4 weeks, i was wondering a) which resorts in these areas (utah and tahoe) should we strongly consider visiting (guys are intermidiate riders seeking good parks and off piste powder (if weather permits) and girls happy with general intermidiate terrain
b)what would be our best accomodation options considering we wish to try and visit numerous resorts during our stay?
we were hoping to see sierra, northstar, sugarbowl an maybe kirkwood in the tahoe area and( if this is plausible) and as far as utah goes park city is the only resort we have a lttle knowledge on?
are all these (or recommended) resorts within easy driving distance of reasonable accomodation or should we consider an RV?
any help is greatly appreciated.
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In SLC id suggest the canyons over PCMR. The Canyons will give you some good bowls and a much better park with good groomer runs running parallel for the wives to ride down. PC has next to zero backcountry aspecially this year with limited snowpack. Brighton also has fun parks but they are for sure more jib oriented. Brightons backcountry access is pretty much unmatched as well ... easy in easy out.
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hi, am new 2 this particular forum so hope i'm in the right place.
i'm seeking some info from some locals about these area's, firstly there'l b about 3 couples (ages 26-32) coming to board for around 3-4 weeks, i was wondering a) which resorts in these areas (utah and tahoe) should we strongly consider visiting (guys are intermidiate riders seeking good parks and off piste powder (if weather permits) and girls happy with general intermidiate terrain
b)what would be our best accomodation options considering we wish to try and visit numerous resorts during our stay?
we were hoping to see sierra, northstar, sugarbowl an maybe kirkwood in the tahoe area and( if this is plausible) and as far as utah goes park city is the only resort we have a lttle knowledge on?
are all these (or recommended) resorts within easy driving distance of reasonable accomodation or should we consider an RV?
any help is greatly appreciated.

3 Weeks?!? Good on-ya! Here are two posts that have addressed your questions, recently.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/res...ort-tahoe.html

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/sno...tah-plans.html

I think you'll have a blast. First, if you are doing 3 weeks, why not hit SLC? Consider that you'll have about a 9 hour drive between Tahoe and SLC, it could be very worth it. YOu could fly into the Tahoe area and fly back from the SLC area. (You could be all sorts of crazy and add a day or two in Vegas for an extra 7 hours.)

In my limited experience (4 trips to Utah) i would rate my favorites (for tourists) as.....

1. Snowbird (Huge, great snow, and lots of off-piste, but can get crowded)

2. Snowbasin (A bit of an extra drive, but the terrain and views are Phenomenal!!!!!) Play around the area of Strawberry Lift.

3/4 Brighton(High-so Good Snow, but not as expansive of Terrain as some of the others), Canyons (Not a ton of Pow),

5. Powder Mountain(its a hike to get here and the lifts are slow, but there is all sorts of terrain).

My only experience in Tahoe was Kirkwood, and I kept going back. When the rest of tahoe wasn't getting anything for Snow, Kirkwood got 6 inches per night. (Similar can be said about Snowbird in SLC) Also, depending on when when you are arriving, Kirkwood puts out a great end-of-season pass! I think i paid 100 bucks for an end-of-season pass that I rode 4 days with. FWIW, I'm taking 6 days to go to Tahoe the first week of April. I plan on hitting Squaw, Kirkwood, and maybe one other resort. We'll see.
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks heaps for the info on the mountains, but my question still remains about hill acessibility and accomodation. is staying at the one place and accessing various hills each day possible? how far is the drive? or should we consider an rv?
tahoe resorts look daily accessible on the maps? but what about utah resorts?
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Sorry, I guess I did side-step your question. I assume you plan on renting a Car and the question is if you should upgrade to an RV? If so, I don't think an RV would be necessary. All of the resorts are within an hours drive of a central location at both places(South Lake Tahoe, CA and Salt Lake City, UT). I know South Lake Tahoe has a shuttle that runs from there to Kirkwood and Squaw. Salt Lake has a good shuttle system, as well. But, if you have a car, you may not need the shuttle.
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