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    Utah?

    I got a last minute invite to tag along on a trip to Utah next week with a friend and his daughter. He made all the plans so I didn't have a lot of say, but curious to hear how people feel about the various resorts/mountains. We are staying in Park City and have lift tickets to ski there for two out of our four ski days. So I have two days open. My plan is Alta for sure...not sure about the open day. How do people feel about Snowbird, Solitude, Snow Basin, Brighton, etc.? Or is a second day at Alta the way to go?

    Also, looking for fun, but reasonably priced dinner suggestions in Park City.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikec142 View Post
    I got a last minute invite to tag along on a trip to Utah next week with a friend and his daughter. He made all the plans so I didn't have a lot of say, but curious to hear how people feel about the various resorts/mountains. We are staying in Park City and have lift tickets to ski there for two out of our four ski days. So I have two days open. My plan is Alta for sure...not sure about the open day. How do people feel about Snowbird, Solitude, Snow Basin, Brighton, etc.? Or is a second day at Alta the way to go?

    Also, looking for fun, but reasonably priced dinner suggestions in Park City.

    TIA.
    What do you like to ski? We are set to get even more snow this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    What do you like to ski? We are set to get even more snow this week.
    I love it all. But if pressed I love the glades.

    My weather app is confusing me...makes it seem like PC isn't looking too good for next week but Alta is looking very good. My buddy keeps showing me positive stuff about the PC weather so I'm wondering if the reading I'm seeing is from the town, not the mountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikec142 View Post
    I love it all. But if pressed I love the glades.

    My weather app is confusing me...makes it seem like PC isn't looking too good for next week but Alta is looking very good. My buddy keeps showing me positive stuff about the PC weather so I'm wondering if the reading I'm seeing is from the town, not the mountain.
    This time of year things get warmer, so the lower you are, the softer the snow is. FWIW Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood will be still cold.

    If you like glades, Brighton is pretty good.

    Go to Alta if you haven't been. Snowbird if it is a good day with little or no wind and if visibility is not an issue. Mineral Basin is amazing. Snowbird has a lot more above treeline skiing than the other options.

    Deer Valley is an experience. Better than PCMR IMHO.
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    Also feel free to PM me if you want more specific info.
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    If you like Alta, and don't mind a bit of a longer drive, I'd recommend making the trek up to Powder mountain. My experience is that it lives up to its name. Otherwise any of the Cottonwood ski areas are a good bet.
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    Mineral Basin would be good if ski patrol ever opened it within 2 days of a storm ending. By the time they get to it, it's turned to typical southern aspect suncrusted snow. It's for the birds IMO. Speaking of which....if you are pow chasing, Snowbird has been very slow to open up anything in a timely fashion. Consider yourself lucky if the Cirque is opened the day after a big storm. Alta usually seems to be a lot better about opening terrain quickly.


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