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Old 02-24-2013, 09:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Trip to Utah! Best places to hit?

We're driving from Denver, 2 skiers and three boarders.

We plan on hitting up Beaver Creek and Wolf Creek then Vegas for a day. Anything we can't miss in route to Utah? I've been to Snowbird and Park City but it's been almost a decade.

Also, Is Alta worth demoing some Skis for?
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I thought for a second this was a joke post - I read this as Beaver Mountain and Wolf Mountain the two smallest, worst mountains in Utah.

If it's a powder day you can't miss:

Powder Mountain
Snowbasin
Brighton
Solitude
Snowbird

I have no idea about Alta, have you ever skied before? If not, then you would be on the bottom of the mountain the entire time trying to just stand up right?

If you're a skier Alta is a pretty sick mountain, super laid back and old school, great terrain and mind blowing snowfall totals.

How many days are you going for? Are you looking to hit one resort, two, three? Do you want a pure freeride mountain (cliffs,chutes,bowls,tress) or a park mountain?

I'd personally avoid any resort in Park City.
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Snowbird is awesome
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We'll be in Utah for a week or so, I'd like to hit up a few resorts. I've been skiing my entire life. I fell in love with snowboarding around 2003. It's been a while but I can still get it done!

Thanks for the tips!

The group prefers trees/steeps/bowls always fun. Not interested in Park really for the trip.
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Hit Snowbird then for the steeps and chutes. I loved the vibe at Brighton though. Fun terrain compared to PC and the Canyons. I never got to go to Pow Mow but I heard it's the place to be if you get snow.
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I asked some very similar questions in here just a few days ago, so this might help: http://www.snowboardingforum.com/int...-2-28-3-a.html
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Anyone know what the weather is gonna be in Utah early March? IE 10-th-16th? Just trying to figure out what I should pack. I always want to pack like a girl but as I'm traveling with a girl if I do that it'll be a bad day.
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Still too far out to tell, but there is quite a lot of talk about the storm window opening up again the second week of March - Check this site for frequent detailed weather updated daily on Utah ski weather - He will tell you when the powder days are, what resorts will fair the best with each storm etc.

Wasatch Snow Forecast | Your Wasatch Powder Resource
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Still too far out to tell, but there is quite a lot of talk about the storm window opening up again the second week of March - Check this site for frequent detailed weather updated daily on Utah ski weather - He will tell you when the powder days are, what resorts will fair the best with each storm etc.

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Haha, my girl is going to be so pissy if she is all cold. Butttt that'll leave me to go explore stashes without her tagging along. Hrm....
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Powder > Girlfriend

No question.

hopefully you luck out and get a couple bluebird powder days - the best of both worlds.
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