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which mountain for season pass in utah?

hey guys,

I just moved to Utah for school, and I am thinking about purchasing season tickets. There are quite a few resorts here in Utah and I am not quite sure what the best option is for me as I have never snowboarded in Utah.

I am an intermediate level rider that likes to cruise up and down the mountain. I am not into the park stuff. Any input would be great!
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hey guys,

I just moved to Utah for school, and I am thinking about purchasing season tickets. There are quite a few resorts here in Utah and I am not quite sure what the best option is for me as I have never snowboarded in Utah.

I am an intermediate level rider that likes to cruise up and down the mountain. I am not into the park stuff. Any input would be great!
Hey, I moved up here for school too. What are you going to school for? And make sure to check out the U of U one love table outside the union between 10A-2P on mon-thur. Crazy big discounts if you join and I think it's only like $15 to join.

I got my pass to Brighton but I am wanting to learn the park stuff and it is pretty big there. I've been to snowbird once when I visited the school here and loved it for cruising around, plus the bird gets A LOT more snow than most of the other resorts. So that would be a good one for what you want to do. Not sure about any others from personal experience but you'd probably be alright with any of the Cottonwood canyon resorts.
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been to utah once, and i would kill someone to go back to The Canyons. I usually ride park but i spent maybe 2 hours in the park in 2 days there..
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Well since you missed out on most of the amazing season pass deals, I would suggest what I did when I first moved here. Try to hit every resort, get a taste for Utah - the right way. That way next season, you can get a great deal on a pass at your favorite resort. Moving to Salt Lake was the best decision I have ever made. I love it here so freaking much...

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Coming from a non-local, I suggest Brighton or Snowbird. At Brighton you'll meet a lot of locals and get into a great scene that'll never let you go. It isn't huge, but it doesn't get the tourist or powder surge that you'll see at Snowbird. Plus, I think the pass is a little cheaper.

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Coming from a non-local, I suggest Brighton or Snowbird. At Brighton you'll meet a lot of locals and get into a great scene that'll never let you go. It isn't huge, but it doesn't get the tourist or powder surge that you'll see at Snowbird. Plus, I think the pass is a little cheaper.
Brighton pass went up $100 on Sept 15 but it still isn't that expensive. The season pass right now is $600 which includes a season pass for the UTA ski bus as well so you can use less gas getting up there.

If you follow the advice about trying different resorts to sample for next year, check out the outdoor adventure club on campus. I've heard they sell crazy discounted lift tickets..
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Pshh hitchhike at the bottom who cares about the dumb bus. Snowbird and Brighton get the same amount of snow. Snowbird will show more since they are open for several months longer. Since you enjoy just cruising and aren't really into park don't forget Solitude. That is a great mountain and doesn't have the lifts that snowbird has. It is pretty steep too, but the front side gets pretty bumped out if it hasn't snowed in a couple days.
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Just got ours at Brighton, cheaper just as much snow as snowbird but way less crowded really really great backcountry access.

Then you can get a solitude "epass" deal so you can pay for single lift rides instead of a full day or season pass and ride the awesome Honeycomb canyon sidecountry area and then work your way back to Brighton proper through the side country\connector runs.
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thanks guys!

I moved to utah for dental school, and so far, I like it here .

Cant wait for the snow season so i can get out and go boarding.

I think I am going to try all the mountains or just get a season pass to Canyons.
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thanks guys!

I moved to utah for dental school, and so far, I like it here .

Cant wait for the snow season so i can get out and go boarding.

I think I am going to try all the mountains or just get a season pass to Canyons.
Out of those two options I'd say try all of them..

Canyons has a pretty expensive pass for a much shorter season than the resorts in the cottonwood canyon area.
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