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|01-18-2014 10:05 AM|
Originally Posted by vajohn View Post
|01-16-2014 07:44 PM|
But really the 3.2 beer is one of my only complaints about Utah. Before I ever went out there, I thought I would have to deal with a bunch of weirdos and douchebags, but everybody was actually pretty normal and I did meet some pretty chill Utah folks out there.
|01-16-2014 05:44 PM|
Originally Posted by vajohn View Post
|01-16-2014 05:05 PM|
|vajohn||Not sure where to get a good beer up there, but I would like to know also for next time. I can't stand the 3.2 beer. You can buy non 3.2 beer only at liquor stores, but I'm pretty sure all draft beer in Utah has to be 3.2. Some bars that are able to sell liquor can serve you normal bottled beers, so make sure you ask what they're serving before you waste your money on watered down beer.|
|01-16-2014 03:26 PM|
|Trickology||Thanks for all the advice will definitely hit all 3 mountains. I would say 90% of our riding will be exploring and in the trees and looking for any thing changeling, All of us have been riding at least 10-15 years. It dose look like snowbird is a little isolated so Are there any local spots that are not too far to get an ipa and a good burger?|
|01-16-2014 12:54 PM|
I'm surprised by all the Snowbird negativity... Snowbird is one of my favorite mountains ever. Yes it does have some traversing on the groomers but like has been mentioned there is so much terrain that if you're willing to do a little exploring you can find some cool features. The mineral basin area is by far my favorite section.
Solitude is also great because it's name describes the mountain perfectly. Even on a busy day you can find areas where you're all alone. It's very serene and allows you to soak in the fact you're at this amazing mountain.
My only experience at Brighton was very early season a couple of years ago so most of the mountain wasn't open yet and I didn't really get to experience too much terrain.
I'll be out there from 2/27 to 3/4 with a big group but we're doing mostly Canyons and Park City this trip assuming the snow is solid otherwise to the Cottonwoods we go!
|01-16-2014 12:12 PM|
Those three resorts also have much more terrain open early season as well. First time I went out there was in last week of November into December, and they got around 4.5 feet over a couple days. All lake effect, just a few inches down in the valley. It was almost too much powder.
Maybe something will happen with this:
Alta Sued Over Snowboard Ban | First Tracks!! Online Ski Magazine
That would be pretty sweet if they lift the ban at Alta.
|01-16-2014 11:24 AM|
Originally Posted by neednsnow View Post
This is what I found in my trip in early April of 2012... had an AM Squall come out of nowhere from a strong NW blow formed by the mighty Great Salt Lake bringing close to a foot of pow in Snowbird and just slush to Park City and a few inches to the Canyons which are pretty much next to Park City. Reason being why Park City closes their ski season about a month or more earlier in the season, but that is the nightlife out of all those. Brighton is less crowds, but nothing beats the beauty of SnowBird on a BlueBird day in Utah with some fresh trax. Go to the backside... think it's the Mineral Basin area, I forget tho.
|01-16-2014 10:56 AM|
|neednsnow||No Doubt! With 4 days, do spread yourself across the three mountains.|
|01-16-2014 09:39 AM|
|vajohn||Or do 1 day at Brighton and 1 day at Solitude. You can also buy a 'super pass' to save some money and you can take the bus over Solitude and Brighton for free as well. I think you'd be robbing yourself if you don't head over to the other resorts. I'd be bored as hell at Snowbird after a couple days, there are so many other options within close proximity.|
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