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Originally Posted by goodmatt78 View Post
Well, our week is up. We will be back next year. Things I learned:

1) Stay in PC, but don't ski here unless a big storm comes through.
2) Snowbasin, Snowbird and Brighton are amazing and all different in their own right.
3) Brighton would be my goto if I was local. $58 for a ticket is a steal!
4) RENT A SUV and enjoy!
5) VRBO has some great deals on condos for cheaper than hotels.
6) Bring Ptex and diamond stones if you do much back county stuff. :-)
Great tips... thanks!

We got our condo at VRBO..... at the base of sno, brighton, alta, etc..

Too bad Alta doesn't allow boarders.........

So did you have good time? Did you drop the cirque at bird?
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I had a great time. Unfortunately, the snow conditions sucked up until the last two days (decent east coast conditions). The temp spiked after last weeks dump and most off piste stuff crusted over pretty good. At snowbird, it was mostly crusted over and stuff off piste beat you up pretty good and the steeps were icy and tough. I did get a bunch of good runs and chute drops in mineral basin, but NO ONE was over on the cirque bowl due to conditions. 3000' of vertical over 2.5 miles and somehow managing a different route every time was a blast!

Snowbird is unreal and I would love to go back after a storm. That first Tram ride up was an experience!

The last two days were powder days at Brighton, so it was a great way to end the week. Some local showed me untracked 2 foot powder off the Milly on Evergreen. There are some great tree runs there also. Too bad you need an additional pass to enjoy some of their parks.

We did PCMR twice. Our condo was ski in/out and 2 blocks from Main st. in Park City. I feel like I spent a lot of time trying to navigate there. On a map, it looked like you could get places from the top that were clearly up hill once you got there. I remember it taking me several runs to figure out how to get onto the backside. I did hike Juniper, but it wasn't worth the work due to conditions. PCMR had the worst snow by far. We didn't even try Canyons figuring it would be similar. I'm not really a park person, but I really enjoyed Neff Land and hit some boxes, rails and jumps. PCMR has some killer parks of different sizes and skill levels.

FWIW...Brighton got around 15 inches and PCMR got 2 over the last 24 hrs.

As for crowds, we didn't have a single lift line all week until today (Sat) at Brighton and they weren't bad at all.

Snowbasin was probably my favorite. It was great taking a gondola up and having over 2500' of vertical every run. On a powder day, those long runs would be tough to beat. This resort has mega money.

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Great thread! Answered most of my questions for my bro trip coming up 2/28 - 3/4. We're staying in Midvale and have a rental SUV all lined up.

We've settled on Snowbird and Brighton but still debating between Solitude and Snowbasin for the 3rd day. Thoughts?

Further complicated because we'd really love to do some cat riding at PowMow but not sure how to work that in without losing out on a full day of riding somewhere else. Would 2-3 cat runs there be worth sacrificing a full day at another resort?

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do not miss snowbasin. we are headed back at the end of March and snowbasin is our first choice to revisit.
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