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    Your 2019-2020 Season Thread

    It is starting back up! You all know the drill (and yes, it is starting!)

    1. October 22, 2019: Brighton, Utah
    Last edited by thetrailboss; Oct 31, 2019 at 8:26 PM.
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    good for you dude. super jealous of my western friends bagging early season turns.

    i've been meaning to @ you to ask about snowbasin. we are going to utah feb 7-16. one day at deer valley, four at alta/bird, two at sol/bright. we're ikon blacked out the last few days, and reserved a (wildly inexpensive) condo in eden, and are planning on powmow for 2 days, hopefully with a couple cat runs.

    question(s) for you - what is the story with the powmow $20 per run cat skiing? and should we be sacrificing one powmow day for snowbasin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KustyTheKlown View Post
    good for you dude. super jealous of my western friends bagging early season turns.

    i've been meaning to @ you to ask about snowbasin. we are going to utah feb 7-16. one day at deer valley, four at alta/bird, two at sol/bright. we're ikon blacked out the last few days, and reserved a (wildly inexpensive) condo in eden, and are planning on powmow for 2 days, hopefully with a couple cat runs.

    question(s) for you - what is the story with the powmow $20 per run cat skiing? and should we be sacrificing one powmow day for snowbasin?
    Happy to help.

    Sounds like a great trip lined up there. Hopefully you can move those days around based on weather and conditions. You don't want to be at Snowbird if there is low cloud cover and/or a lot of wind. It's pretty exposed.

    Snowbasin is a legit area for sure. Weird vibe though--elegant, LDS corporate type resort meets gritty local Ogden crowd. It will be busier this season now that it is Epic. The biggest thing there? Windholds. Yep, windholds. If it is breezy at all they close Strawberry Gondola down (and often close it "earlier than scheduled" for some reason). If I had to guess it is probably a money-saving thing. That is a HUGE part of the area that you can't get to if it is closed and that really sucks. They also will close the Allen Peak Tram as well if there is wind. So if it is fully-open and you like good, steep cruisers, nice facilities, low-key vibe, not many folks, and a good variety of terrain, then yes it is worth it. The main runs feel very similar to the skiing on the Mansfield side of Stowe IMHO.

    As for Pow Mow, it is indeed worth it to visit now before it gets more effed up. Some funny money in control there and they are slowly making it their own exclusive retreat. But, surprisingly, it does NOT get as much snow as the Wasatch Front. People do rave about the cat skiing options. That is legit, but I have not yet had the privilege as it is hard to leave my haunts down here (ridiculous excuse I know).

    Nordic Valley will be right in your backyard in Eden and is nothing really to write home about. Pretty ghetto lifts, small vert, low elevation, but a crazy amount of high-tech snowmaking. Good for a night, maybe (?). I skied there years ago to say I did. It is what it is.

    Feel free to PM me for more info.
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    awesome, thanks. we're locked in on dates due to lodging situations. day 1 deer valley, days 2-5 altabird (staying at snowbird lodge - PLEASE NUKE SNOW AND CLOSE THE CANYON), days 6-7 at sol-bright (airbnb 5 min away), days 8-9 in eden

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    It is starting back up! You all know the drill (and yes, it is starting!)

    1. October 22, 2019: Brighton, Utah
    2. October 31, 2019: Brighton, Utah
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    10/31 ABasin, Day 1, 13th month
    Bluebird Sunny 25 degrees, packed powder. 2 trails, some bumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 180 View Post
    10/31 ABasin, Day 1, 13th month
    Bluebird Sunny 25 degrees, packed powder. 2 trails, some bumps.
    Are you on some kind of ski-every-month thing?

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    Man am I jealous of all you early birds. My season is still in the pre-season phase. Got the skis tuned. Putting the snow tires on the car this Friday and probably throwing the ski rack on the car this weekend.

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    Your 2019-2020 Season Thread

    11/10 - Killington
    11/17 - Hunter
    11/24 - Hunter - surprise pow day
    11/29 - Gore
    11/30 - Gore
    12/03 - Belleayre - POWDAH BABY
    12/08 - Belleayre

    Last edited by Ol Dirty Noodle; Dec 8, 2019 at 10:17 AM.

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    11/13/19-Killington

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