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01-16-2013 10:35 AM
kswissreject The last time I was in Utah, it was around -5 or 0, and I definitely felt the sticky snow for the first time. It was an interesting experience.
01-16-2013 10:30 AM
grafta
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You never noticed the snow being somewhat sticky when its really cold, like single digits? It has somethinhg to do with the snow not melting from the friction of your board going over it and having the water act as a lube. Its science dude.
Nope, I've never experienced that. My location is a clue I guess.
01-16-2013 12:42 AM
onefutui2e
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We felt the same way last year when we went. And sometimes to get from one lift to the other to get higher up the mountain you had to take your board off and walk it. Canyons was better we felt, except never having to use a tow rope at our resort, we were at a loss as to how to work the one at Canyons as one of the blue runs has an uphill and set up a tow rope to get you up the one section to the top and we laughed hysterically as I was trying to work it - finally gave up and walked up the hill! lol I was afraid I was being videotaped and would be on YouTube for ALL to laugh at! And for the life of me I could never get off the Orange Bubble chair lift without falling! Each time the lift operators said you will do it this time and boom - fall - was too much of a slope for this old time boarder! lol
actually went there today. the lift setup is stupid (IMO) and more than once i ended up on someone's property because of the mountain layout but otherwise canyons was much better than park city. the rope tow was...a learning experience for sure.

regarding it being too cold to snowboard; i get what you mean. there were moments where i was thinking, "WTF i SWEAR i'm standing on slope right now. why am not moving?!?!"
01-14-2013 06:27 PM
mhaas
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What?
You never noticed the snow being somewhat sticky when its really cold, like single digits? It has somethinhg to do with the snow not melting from the friction of your board going over it and having the water act as a lube. Its science dude.
01-14-2013 06:21 PM
onefutui2e we did go to snowbird and snowbasin which were freaking amazing (especially since we caught the latter on a powder day). wish my group planned more days there, unfortunately.

i guess we fell for the marketing; oh well. i'm sure it happens to the best of us at some point in life. i still had fun and it was mostly others in my group that were complaining, which in turn dragged down my mojo.
01-14-2013 11:56 AM
hikeswithdogs
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Redundant statement is redundant......OP stated VACATION (ie tourist) right up-front!

That being said, OP, I'm not sure where you read rave reviews....most-likely not this site. PC is good for park and party, that's about it. If you want top-to-bottom silliness get over to Snowbird, or up to Snowbasin/Powder Mountain.......or Brighton/Solitude. Park City is marketed well, but just isn't as Big Mountain World-Class as Some of the other places.
This in combination with the fact that Park City gets the snow "left overs" from the CottonWoods, it still gets Colorado snowfall amounts(which are great) but nothing like the Cottonwoods or even Ogden resorts.
01-14-2013 11:35 AM
grafta
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It was really cold and cold snow will definately slow you down.
What?
01-14-2013 11:28 AM
neednsnow
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........only tourists waste their time and money in PC.
Redundant statement is redundant......OP stated VACATION (ie tourist) right up-front!

That being said, OP, I'm not sure where you read rave reviews....most-likely not this site. PC is good for park and party, that's about it. If you want top-to-bottom silliness get over to Snowbird, or up to Snowbasin/Powder Mountain.......or Brighton/Solitude. Park City is marketed well, but just isn't as Big Mountain World-Class as Some of the other places.
01-14-2013 10:26 AM
hikeswithdogs If your in Utah and you only ride Park City resorts you had a vacation fail, go to the CottonWoods or Ogden........only tourists waste their time and money in PC.
01-14-2013 09:49 AM
mhaas Ive never been there but I'd say if you were more familiar with the terrain you could avoid the traverse. Look at the trail map or the mountain itself and try to plan a more effecient route. You know where these flat spots are now.
Avoid them or keep your speed/elevation and blast through. Your worst enemy this weekend was the temperatures. It was really cold and cold snow will definately slow you down.
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