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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-05-2011, 06:30 PM
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whats wrong with canyons? i thought it looked like a killer place to go! Its huge!
The PC resorts don't get as much snow as the BCC\LCC canyons(Alta, Snowbird, Brighton and Solitude) and for me places like "The Canyons" just have far to much leather , fur and yuppies for me to feel at home.

I'd go to Powder Mountain or Snowbasin up in Ogden ANY day of the week over ANY resort in PC but that's me and I"m kinda a salt of the earth kinda guy, that and f%^# fighting with entitled tourists and families.

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Nothing is Wrong with the Canyons! The place just doesn't compare (IMHO)to Snowbird (I can find places to avoid crowds), Snowbasin, and maybe even Brighton. I was at the canyons on a less than perfect snow weekend so I just didn't have the best time. Others have pleased me much more.
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The PC resorts don't get as much snow as the BCC\LCC canyons(Alta, Snowbird, Brighton and Solitude) and for me places like "The Canyons" just have far to much leather , fur and yuppies for me to feel at home.

I'd go to Powder Mountain or Snowbasin up in Ogden ANY day of the week over ANY resort in PC but that's me and I"m kinda a salt of the earth kinda guy, that and f%^# fighting with entitled tourists and families.
oh well thanks!! Ill keep all that in mind when i choose the places to go this year. It seems like everyone has positives to say about solitude, ill have to check that one out.

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oh well thanks!! Ill keep all that in mind when i choose the places to go this year. It seems like everyone has positives to say about solitude, ill have to check that one out.

Solitude is great just make sure they have their "inbound backcountry" area open called HoneyComb canyon even if you not willing to hike there's some insane lines to be had back there, son't be scared by the gates you can go right down the center and it's a blue\black run.

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I was in Park City about 2 years ago... I went to PCM and the Canyons. Canyons is fun if you stay in the middle runs. The ones on the edge will strand you... lots of polling on skis. boarding those runs is no fun.

out of curiosity, how come park city mountain is not on your list?
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Powder and Snowbasin are both sweet. You will rarely find a crowd at powder. Snowbasin is great to but I bit more expensive, worth it though.
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Because of the lack of snow, Brighton or Solitude are probably the best bet right now. While opening day was sick at canyons (untracked tree runs all day), its tracked out and icy now, with their mini terrain park being the only redeeming quality. Snowbird is fun, but no new snow there either.
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Because of the lack of snow, Brighton or Solitude are probably the best bet right now. While opening day was sick at canyons (untracked tree runs all day), its tracked out and icy now, with their mini terrain park being the only redeeming quality. Snowbird is fun, but no new snow there either.
Yea I think Brighton is the only place with upper areas open, summit and sunrise are still closed at Solitude, snowbird might have Peruvian express running as of today not sure but I can't image coverage Is tthat great unless their blowin like crazy.

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Hit up Honeycomb canyon last year. Was sick!!! Definitely worth the hike. Doesn't look like it's open yet though... Ugh
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Yes, only make sure to hit Solitude when Honeycomb canyons is open, as pretty much everyone has said.

Best lines in Utah to be had in my opinion.

But it make take some time to open, even when there is a huge dump. The avy control on fantasy ridge can be a bitch.

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