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    Utah: How bad can it be?

    I need suggestions for Utah: We are leaving tomorrow, will be skiing for three days.The trip has been planned long ago and the tickets are not refundable. It lookslike Utah is having one of its driest winters ever, or at least, that is whatInternet suggests. Am I crazy thinking of driving north to Montana, WY orIdaho? It's an option as we have an AWD Audi reserved. Or should I just relax,stay in Salt Lake City and hit Alta and Snowbird?

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    I know someone that just got back from Park City and said it was not bad at all.

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    don't know how it is now, but in December i chose to skip my Utah plans and drive to big sky and it was a great decision.

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    Xwhaler was there just last week skiing Alta and Snowbird. Skiing looked great to me.

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    Just got back from 4 days skiing last week. Stayed at the Cliff Lodge at Snowbird and did 2 days at Alta, 2 at Bird.
    Skiing was pretty good all 4 days...base depths are deeper than anything on the East Coast right now.

    Here are some pics to give you a sense. The demise of Utah is definitely overblown. Looks like a little snow coming as well to refresh things.

    https://opensnow.com/dailysnow/utah


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    Based on the Park City and Deer Valley webcams it looks like they are in decent shape. Was out there a few years ago also in a "dry" year and still had a blast even though it was mostly packed powder runs with some of the bowl areas having the deeper snow. . . A buddy just got back from Big Sky and said it was powder on top of powder everywhere they went.

    I'm heading to Steamboat next week and have the same fears that you do right now.

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    Go to Alta/Snowbird..ski stuff that is better than here..be happy.
    Lets go!
    I'll drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xwhaler View Post
    Just got back from 4 days skiing last week. Stayed at the Cliff Lodge at Snowbird and did 2 days at Alta, 2 at Bird.
    Skiing was pretty good all 4 days...base depths are deeper than anything on the East Coast right now.

    Here are some pics to give you a sense. The demise of Utah is definitely overblown. Looks like a little snow coming as well to refresh things.

    https://opensnow.com/dailysnow/utah


    https://****************************/...rd-monday-129/

    https://****************************/...ta-sunday-128/

    https://****************************/...wednesday-131/
    Does not look too bad indeed! Thank you for the links. I'd rather spend time skiing, not driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingslug View Post
    Go to Alta/Snowbird..ski stuff that is better than here..be happy.
    I will be there 4 weeks from today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingslug View Post
    Go to Alta/Snowbird..ski stuff that is better than here..be happy.
    Thank you, I will. By the way, is there a way to get real discount on Utah lift tickets? Like you get in Norheast?
    Last edited by volvovod; Feb 5, 2018 at 11:30 AM.

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