Pow Mow? Really? There is always a clash going on over which resort is better. Here is my take. Most people going are tourists. Pow Mow is great, but the lifts are old and slow. To do the extended terrain, you have to either catch a bus....thats pretty cool, or pay extra for a Cat Ride....which is a nice opportunity.
Snowbasin is further away from the SLC crowd and most Ogdenites are Pow-Mow friendly. Snowbasin does track-out much less quickly than all of the other places. I've been to the Canyons and Brighton (hiking and ducking in safe conditions) where things were sketch, but the next day at Basin, still fresh to be found.
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Suggestions are really snow-dependent. If you're staying out in the DV area, then Basin and the Cottonwoods are equi-distant. If the snow is fresh, you cant go wrong with Solitude, Brighton, or even Snowbird (especially mid-week.) If it hasn't snowed in a few days, go to Basin or Pow Mow (Though taking a break from DV could be rough because I guarantee that place tracks-out much less since its only skiers.
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