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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-18-2011, 01:52 PM
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Sounds like your set on Salt Lake

If your on a budget I'd setup base camp at some cheap POS motel in a crap neighborhood in west SLC and then just make day trips to Ogden , Big\Little Cottonwood canyons and Park City based on snow conditions.

I'd really suggest spending at least 1 day at both SnowBasin and Powder Mountain just north of Ogden, almost no crowds awesome views, EPIC terrain at both of them and if you know where to look they'll still be lots of fresh snow even 2-3 days after a storm.

Good luck and have fun, don't forget to get some Mole from the Red Iguana best in the country!

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Ogden area is great, but he does state he'll mostly be splitting. There is some great backcountry tours in that area. Ben Lomond Peak and Ogden Pass come to mind, but finding partners there will be next to impossible. It's a small scene of BC users in that area. You might find tracks, but most of the time it's pretty empty there. While it's very easy to slum for partners in the Cottonwoods. No problems there.
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I am finishing up grad school in early December. I will have some time before I start my job in January and February to take a long trip(2-4 weeks). I know SLC pretty well and would love to come back here, but I'm open to other places. Im also looking for people to ride with. Especially someone who has some splitboarding experience or knows the area well. Also looking for cheap ways to stay and ride since I wont be able to get a season pass. Anyone have an extra room or couch, I'm open to almost anything? I'm married, non-smoker and occasional drinker(basically I'm not a hoodrat).

Any suggestions?
Due to a family death my long trip has turned into a 2 day trip. Looking at leaving tonight and riding brighton Thurs and Fri. Seeing all the reports on TV, how safe are the resorts in UT right now?
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Due to a family death my long trip has turned into a 2 day trip. Looking at leaving tonight and riding brighton Thurs and Fri. Seeing all the reports on TV, how safe are the resorts in UT right now?
Utah resorts are perfectly safe and basicly 100% open but be very very careful in the side\slack country near the resorts because anything North or East facing can be a extremely unstable.

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Due to a family death my long trip has turned into a 2 day trip. Looking at leaving tonight and riding brighton Thurs and Fri. Seeing all the reports on TV, how safe are the resorts in UT right now?
Damn...bummer man - sorry to hear.

But good timing on the trip - we just got 4 1/2 feet at brighton in 4 days. And another 4-8" possible thursday night.

You can definitely find freshies all day - just got to know where to look. Just stay inbounds if you want to live.
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Well...unfortunatly the trip in the next 2 days is a no go. I still plan on making to SLC sometime in Feb. I will keep posting here so maybe I can have some people to ride with.
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So unfortunately I didn't make it out last year.....However, will be there with the wife on Monday. Will be staying in Midvale, thinking about doing the 3 day learn to ski package at Brighton for her. If anyone will be there I would love to ride with some locals. Probably no chance to try splitboarding this time, may be later this year.
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