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Park City visit Dec 23rd, 24th, & 25th......

Tonyr

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Dec 23, 2022
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  2. Packed Powder
After the unexpected day at Deer Valley we skied the 23rd and 24th over at Park City proper. I've skied Park City a number of times so I'm very familiar with both mountains at this point. Making your way over from the Canyons via the Quicksilver Gondola is not that big of a deal and is what we did the 23rd and 24th to get there. The lines both days were non-existent at the resort which was kind of shocking. I was at Crested Butte two Christmas Eve's ago and even the lines there at the bases were long. We didn't wait in a single line even getting on at the base or at any of the mid-mountain ckoke points the last 2 days. In any event our first day was a trip over to the Motherload Meadows, the Thanes Chair, and the Jupiter lift to hit all the best unmarked tree skiing at the resort. I have to say, Park City is incredibly underrated for trees, if you know where your going this place is one of my absolute favorite places in the country to ski trees if the snow is good. The combination of on and off the map tree skiing is really unmatched. The conditions on the 23rd and 24th were packed powder with some leftover pockets of untouched snow within the trees. Some areas of the mountain were still thin in the woods but for the most part the tree skiing was great for this early in the season. Below are some of my better photos from our first day.....
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Tonyr

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Here are some photos from the 24th. We went straight over to the McConkey lift in the morning and hit the trees on both sides of the main bowl before we made our way back over to the Canyons hitting up another helping of the unmarked trees off of the Motherload and Thanes lifts. Like yesterday the resort felt empty, the snow was packed powder for the most part. The Jupiter, McConkey, and 9990 lifts serve up the best terrain on the mountain. We even saw a Moose on the ride back to the Canyons........
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Tonyr

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Merry Christmas everyone, I'm going to post some photos from today. What was interesting though were the lines. They are always somewhat light on Christmas day but today the lines were non-existent. This was what the Red Pine gondola and bubble chair looked like around 10.30 this morning.....

The gondola line is empty, I've never seen that before...
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The bubble chair was "slightly" more crowded....
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Here was a shot from the Tombstone lift around 11.15 am and 1.30 pm today, this lift is normally always a long wait. We were able to get on this lift 3 times in under a minute, that is typically unheard of....
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Tonyr

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Here are some of my better ski photos from today. We started off skiing Deschutes off of the Tombstone lift then moved over to the 9990 and Peak 5 lifts for a few laps before we headed back. The conditions at the top of the 9990 lift were awesome, tons of powder to be had up there. That lift is actually my favorite to ski in all of Park City. The conditions overall were awesome on the Canyons side today, it even snowed a little bit while we were out. Have one day tomorrow at Deer Valley then we are off to Alta Snowbird for the rest of New Years week and weekend.
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jimk

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The light holiday crowds must be the effect of the blackout on Epic Local Passes? Good for you!
 

thetrailboss

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You have timed it right. We are having the best start since 2010-2011. I also like Canyons Side due to the trees. It has been a few years since I have been to PCMR. Awesome pics.
 

Tonyr

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The light holiday crowds must be the effect of the blackout on Epic Local Passes? Good for you!
I have the Epic Local pass, skiing on it is good up until the 26th of December so it's not that.
 

Tonyr

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You have timed it right. We are having the best start since 2010-2011. I also like Canyons Side due to the trees. It has been a few years since I have been to PCMR. Awesome pics.
Thanks! The Canyons side is my favorite as well.
 
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