I posted this in another thread.....figured its pretty applicable.
Colorado: If you go to CO, I suggest Summit County. You can hit Vail, Breck, Loveland, A-Basin, and the dreaded Keith Stone all in a relatively tolerable drive. you could stay in Breck or Vail for the resort town experience (Ski-in/Ski-out) or stay in Dillon, Frisco, or Silverthorne for a little less cost but a more "centralized" location. Colorado is beautiful and the mountains are great!
PC Utah is one of a ton of resorts in Utah. Unfortunately, it is a little remotely located than SLC. The town is great (like Breckenridge only bigger, 3xs the population) In the area there are a ton of good ski mountains to hit within a 60 minute drive (Canyons-10 Mins away, Snowbasin...40 minutes, Snowbird....which kills Breck, Brighton, or Solitude....60 minutes, Powder Mountain....75 minutes).
Something to Consider with Utah is the snowfall. They generally get more snowfall than Colorado which increases your chances of getting fresh snow or a legit Powder Day. For example While Loveland, CO has 336 for the year, Brighton has 424. While Breck has 360, Snowbasin has 434. That being said, PC is less than Colorado resorts with its 302 inches this year. I've heard PC is ok, but I've never heard great things about PC compared to some of the other places. I've ridden Breck, Vail, and A-Basin, but I've given-up on Colorado and focused my energy on Utah. There I've ridden Canyons, Brighton, Snowbird, Snowbasin, and Powder Mtn. I prefer UT to CO.
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