Not much else we can do but keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best. Sucks since we all have such busy schedules, this trip was conceived several months ago and finalized about a month ago. I def miss the days of being able to chase pow long distance...
So what do you guys think about PowMow cat runs: Should we skip a day of resort riding to do that? Or is there any any alternative where we could somehow work that in without sacrificing a day elsewhere?
To be totally honest I wouldn't make any plans about anything till the day before -
I would wait to see if there is still fresh snow left over in powmow's cat section when you get here - they got hammered with 18"+ just today, with more on the way tonight and tuesday so there may be some left for ya. I would call and ask about conditions.
And why skip an entire resort day - you can just do a few cat runs in the morning, then spend the rest of the day at powder mountain. Or you can do the cat in the AM and drive over to snowbasin which is a killer resort and it's literally right next to Powder Mountain.
If you had to pick right now -
Brighton is my favorite mountain, but it's a bit underwhelming compared to the bird and snowbasin - you really got to know where to go, it's small, none of the ski resort feel. On a powder day though it's epic, no crowds, amazing backcountry access, it's just a giant playground full of cliffs, tress, chutes, bowls and has an awesome park if you're into that- it's got something for every rider. But for the record I have never been to Powder Mountain - it's supposedly similar to brighton, mom n pop type feel. I hope this doesn't confuse you more. Check out all the trail maps, see what looks the best to you. Brighton will be super close to your hotel though, plus they have good night riding.
edit: Brighton is better than solitude unless it's a big pow day - HoneyComb Canyon is basically in-bounds backcountry , great terrain, best reason for hitting solitude. Solitude doesn't have a lot of different terrain, there is a couple lifts I only hit - summit and powderhorn
Trail Maps -
- how could you NOT want to ride here?