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JHeagz 11-12-2012 08:19 AM

UT trip suggestions
I'll be heading out to UT w/ some friends for a long weekend in the beginning of Feb. We're debating btw staying in SLC or Ogden. Think we definitely want to check out Power Mountain one of the days, because we've been to Snowbird a bunch and want to try something different. Also heard Snowbasin is pretty bad ass. Any thoughts on Pow Mow or which town may have a little more action for apres or nightlife?

neednsnow 11-12-2012 10:46 AM

Ogden is a bit more rusty/rough around the edges than SLC is. I've been snowboarding a number of times and the ONLY time I've witnessed a true fight (cops and handcuffs) was one evening in Ogden. It is also much much closer to where you are heading, so I'd suggest staying there or even staying in Eden, which is even closer to the hills.....though a drive from the festivities in Ogden. That being said, if you've ridden Snowbird a bunch, then Pow Mow and Basin will be a definite change of Pace. Personally, I really enjoy Snowbasin, particularly the Strawberry side tons of terrain that doesn't get beat-up nearly as quickly as the Bird. Its been about 4 years since I've been to Pow Mow, but it was a low-key mom and pop operation.

A must stop for a beer and burger is the Shooting Star Saloon in Huntsville, UT. True old-tyme place! The drive to Park City is worth a evening's effort, too. Great town and it'll probably be pretty low-key in Feb since they'll still be hungover from the Sundance Film Fest.

hikeswithdogs 11-12-2012 12:15 PM

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The Ogden resorts(PowMow and SnowBasin) are my favorite places to ride in Utah

Don't forget about the cheap cat rides at PowMow, WAY worth your money

JHeagz 11-12-2012 04:12 PM

Thanks guys...The powder cats are the reason why I want to check it out. Keeping my fingers crossed that UT gets some good snow this year and we can forget about 2011/2.

Neednsnow, are you suggesting that Ogden is sketchy or just that people get a little rowdy? Do they have a good bar/restaurant scene? We'll be a crew of 5 dudes, so not really concerned about people picking fights.

hikeswithdogs 11-12-2012 04:22 PM

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Well they got 50" over the last 3 days........that should be a good start.

JHeagz 11-12-2012 04:25 PM


Originally Posted by hikeswithdogs (Post 538031)
Well they got 50" over the last 3 days........that should be a good start.

:eek: <looking into flights>

hikeswithdogs 11-12-2012 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by JHeagz (Post 538032)
:eek: <looking into flights>

Yep Brighton opens tomorrow(Snowbird Wednesday, Solitude Thursday) and the the rest of the resorts every 1-3 days.

snowvols 11-12-2012 04:43 PM

Toured at Basin a few weeks ago. Place is pretty sick for sure. The area to the right I forgot the name of the chute but where the gazex tubes are is nice and steep. Are you coming down to the city at all? What kind of atmosphere are you looking for?

JHeagz 11-12-2012 05:16 PM

We're looking for an area w/ some bars/restaurants...probably won't stay out very late, but something to do after boarding would be nice. Also it will be superbowl weekend when we're there, so we'd love to be near a sports bar. As far as accommodations, we're a group of guys, so we're cool w/ a cheap motel. As long as there is heat and hot water the cheaper the better.

I think we're sold on Pow Mow and basin, so the question is which town is better?

neednsnow 11-12-2012 07:02 PM

Meh, Ogden is is just a mountain town. Territorial people....I just didn't get a friendly vibe like some other towns I've passed-through. There are definitely a couple of bars that'll keep you entertained. I'm sure your main focus is riding, so I wouldn't let SLC weigh too heavily in your considerations for a place to go. Crash and drink in Ogden, Ride Pow Mow and Basin. Have fun and post photos!

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