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HAHA I am getting nominated for handing my ish over I love it. Year cause dumb work makes me come M-F. I also have probe shovel and pack I'll give you. I will only get to ride with you guys two days, but will you be doing any night riding at Brighton? I am sure you guys will go to a bar or something sometime though.
I think night riding stops after March so we won't be able to take advantage of that. I've got a Dakine Poacher pack I can use but yeah I'll borrow your shovel & probe if that's cool!


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Bump: updated we will be there 4/2 through 4/7 riding Brighton, Bird and probably PowMow.

Sorry about short notice!

Offer still stands, buy us some beers & you get a bed. Stay one night or two or 4 or whatever.


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Z: You're a good man throwing this offer out there! Where were you two weeks ago?!?! But.......do you know how to use a beacon? If not, I can only imagine how worthless the shovel and probe are. If you do, then I like the taste of my foot in my mouf!

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needsnow: nope, you have a good point. crash course in avy gear coming my way apparently I will have to read up & make sure burritos knows what he's volunteering for. I think he was just planning on a little sidecountry hikes but yes I know those can be plenty dangerous depending on conditions, too. If he's not comfortable with the situation or whatever, I am fine staying inside the gates.


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David I was going to go over my beacon and also give you my skin bag so you could do some pinpointing before you guys go out. We would make sure you knew how to use it before you were out of bounds. FYI West face of Milli slid yesterday. We normally don't go over there but slides do happen back there. We have had an incredibly stable snowpack though all things considering
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Shoot, I will be arriving just as you are leaving. I am arriving to SLC on the night of the 7th and will be riding the 8-10th. I am staying at a friends place in Deer Valley but obviously will not be riding there. Will most likely hit up some combo of the Bird, Brighton and Canyons depending on conditions.

you guys should get a nice storm to start out and then some mellow spring conditions. I have my fingers crossed for another storm arriving late next week so I can get some fresh.
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id be down, flights arent that expensive and id be willing to give whoever can take me to/from the airport a full tank of gas and a few cases of beer!
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sm0ke take a cab from the airport I think there is a UTA bus stop right across the street from the condo. Send PM for details.


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How was it?!?!?!!

@ david_z and or anyone who hit up Snowbird 10.11:

I am curious as to how you found Snowbird/Brighton (and or any other Alta resorts in the area)? Also, as you were located in Cottonwood Heights, how was this area (the community)?

I'm hearing mixed reviews, re. 'atmosphere'/'environment' in Utah, so first-hand feedback would be epic.

Since I'm making Utah my snow destination 11/12 I'm keen to know!

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The location is prime if you want to split your time among the two canyons. Also, Park City and PowMow/Snobasin are within a reasonable drive. If you plan on focusing your stay at a single resort, I'd consider something more slopeside, there are some cabins available for reasonable prices in both canyons, which we considered, but then you are kind of stuck in the canyons with no restaurants, bars, stores, etc., nearby and you have to drive a long way to go anywhere else.

We stayed in this condo basically 5 minutes from access to either canyon and got his last-minute rates 50% off so we only payed $145/night, but even at full price it was a good bargain, 4 bedrooms, very comfortable beds which you usually don't find in rental units, fireplace, small hot tub, 3.5 baths, game room and lots of seating space.

I confess we didn't do much in the "night life" department this year, but since we were there mid-week late in the season, I would not expect much in the way of night life even in Park City proper. When we were there last year February in PC, the bars were all empty on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday anyways.

We didn't do much exploring of the Cottonwood Heights area. There was a 7/11 right down the road and we were about 1 mile from a grocery store. We basically drove to the mountains every morning, and home from the mountain in the afternoon. We stocked up on groceries pretty much the first day so we didn't go out to eat except for our last night at a place called "Porcupine" which is right nearby the 7/11. Everything there was very pretty much excellent & we saw Louie Vito and Stevie Bell and a few other people across the restaurant, which was interesting experience for a bunch of us midwesterners.


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