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Old 10-21-2011, 08:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best Utah resort for 8 year old to learn to ride

My son and I are going to go out to Utah this Winter for our first father/son trip. He typically skis, but this year would like to try learning snowboarding. Although we are staying slopeside in Park City at the Park City Mountain resort. I am in interested in finding him somewhere, not necessarily Park City Mountain resort to get him a good lesson to help him wih the basics and build his confidence. 2-3 hours max...

My only past experience in Utah has been Powder Mtn, which I love, but don't think of it as a resort conducive to an 8 yr old learning to ride.
I'm interested in your opinions. Burton learn to ride schools for little ones seem hard to come by in Utah. I'm willing to drive up to an hour and a half if we have to.

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Old 10-21-2011, 08:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your best bet would Cannyos!!!
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you guys will be staying slopeside at PCMR then I'd just get him a lesson there. If he's never ridden a snowboard before then he'll spend most of that lesson sitting on his butt and knees on the beginner slope, so I don't see the value in driving anywhere else for him to sit on his butt and knees.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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^ this - but if you do really want to go somewhere else

I honestly think Brighton will be your best bet. Especially for scenery and a good relaxing drive. Also you can say your son is 7 and he can ride for free!

Also a great resort for you.

Go huck some cliffs while your son learns, they have everything.

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Old 10-21-2011, 11:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Had my first lesson with one of my teenage daughters 6 years ago at Brighton. Agree with WasatchMan, if you're gonna hit the road, it's a great place to be. IMO, it felt like everybody there was a local.
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