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Old 01-09-2012, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I got the oppertunity to use a friends cabin down at Sundance Resort(Utah) for a weekend in Febuary. Sundance isn't somthing I would probably go out of the way to see\do if I had to pay for my own accomidations but I've never been there before and I'm not going to pass up a free ski\ski out luxury cabin. It's only a 1.5 hour drive from Salt Lake so not aa big deal for us.

Anyone been there, cool stuff to see\do, any good accessibly hikeable backcountry?


The girlfriend and I hiked the 2 miles out to Gaurdsman pass(from Brighton) this weekend and rode the front and back side of the pass after a 13inch dump and that was cool as all hell, PERFECT first backcountry experience for the girlfriend.
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My sister rented out one of the Chalets above Sundance last year in the same time frame you'll be there, it was pretty cool overall. Sundance really wasn't that bad - the only day we rode there was an epic powder day though. The Owl Bar at sundance is pretty neat, small place albeit expensive.

If you're staying up there get groceries(beer) in Orem, its a bit of a drive to get anywhere. Driving up the Canyon gets closed by the cops usually to anyone without 4wd if a snowstorm hits.

Backcountry I can't speak for, didn't ride any with the group I was with.
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My sister rented out one of the Chalets above Sundance last year in the same time frame you'll be there, it was pretty cool overall. Sundance really wasn't that bad - the only day we rode there was an epic powder day though. The Owl Bar at sundance is pretty neat, small place albeit expensive.

If you're staying up there get groceries(beer) in Orem, its a bit of a drive to get anywhere. Driving up the Canyon gets closed by the cops usually to anyone without 4wd if a snowstorm hits.

Backcountry I can't speak for, didn't ride any with the group I was with.

Cool thanks for the reply, we'll for sure get groceries on the way, conditions in Utah are not close to what they were last year so were praying for some fresh snow before we get there. We have 4wd so were not to concerned about the driving.

If the snow's poor hopefully we can hike\snowshoe the 2nd day, either way one more resort I can check off of my Utah list.

What did you think about the size of the resort and terrain type\style in comparison to other Utah resorts?

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Its obviously a smaller resort, but its a nice alternative to driving 1 1/2 hours to Cottonwood. Parking lot is tiny, so that is a pain in the ass. If it looks full, theres a 2nd lot up top that you have to basically go up a vertical ascent to reach (its probably a 45 degree incline road, sketchy in snow).

The resort itself is broken into basically 2 halves, front and back. To reach the back side go to the top of the front half then a parallel lift takes you to the back, catch another lift to reach the top of the back half.

Each side has 1 large, wide run down the middle back to the lift with a few trails springing off the sides. I didn't really get to explore these; waist deep powder discourages getting stuck in trees. Few flat spots on the front side, lots of natural features to hit. Pretty sick drops on the front half at the top of the lift.

Its a very good mountain to just relax and have fun or teach new people on, especially if you're 5 minutes away. I can't really compare it to anything else because every other resort is just so massive.
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