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Old 01-19-2012, 01:18 PM
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2ft of snow at Powder Mountain! Only 5" at Park City and Canyon! I wonder why Powder Mountain still only has less than half the trails open?
Just cause they've been so dry. There are still two resorts that are still closed (Sundance may have just opened). Solitude isn't totally open yet, and Canyons only has half of their lifts going! Sucks huh.

Where do you see Powder got 2 feet? I see them at 14", but thats still more than Park City. To whoever said Snowbasin sucks, they got more snow than anyone, by an inch. Just sayin.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:14 AM
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Over half the resorts in Utah received over 2 feet of snow. Boss!
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:30 AM
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:06 AM
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Over half the resorts in Utah received over 2 feet of snow. Boss!
I know! I've been checking it daily cause we're still trying to figure out where to go. First, it was Powder Mtn leading the way with 31" in 48 hours. But then Park City and Canyon caught up with 20" in 24 hours! So now i'm back to square 1 on the decision. But it's between those 2 (Park City/Canyon or Powder). They all still have less than half their trails open though.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:11 AM
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I know! I've been checking it daily cause we're still trying to figure out where to go. First, it was Powder Mtn leading the way with 31" in 48 hours. But then Park City and Canyon caught up with 20" in 24 hours! So now i'm back to square 1 on the decision. But it's between those 2 (Park City/Canyon or Powder). They all still have less than half their trails open though.
Ah decisions decisions. Flip a snowboard and if it lands wax side up, go Park City!
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:12 PM
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Ah decisions decisions. Flip a snowboard and if it lands wax side up, go Park City!
haha, good idea. My board landed on the edge, so we're gonna do 1 day in Park City, 1 day at Canyons, and 2 days at Powder Mountain! Booyah?
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:42 PM
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haha, good idea. My board landed on the edge, so we're gonna do 1 day in Park City, 1 day at Canyons, and 2 days at Powder Mountain! Booyah?

You'll have a killer time. Staying in Park City than?
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:44 PM
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You'll have a killer time. Staying in Park City than?
According to gmaps, pow mow is 2 hours from park city! So we were thinking booking hotel for 2 nights in park city, and then booking a different place 5 mi from pow mow for 2 nights.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:35 PM
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According to gmaps, pow mow is 2 hours from park city! So we were thinking booking hotel for 2 nights in park city, and then booking a different place 5 mi from pow mow for 2 nights.

Glad you saw that The city of Eden has some beautiful lodging, although I've only driven through and been to some of the restaurants. Check out Wolf Creek/Eden area, there might be some good places for you there.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:10 AM
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Glad you saw that The city of Eden has some beautiful lodging, although I've only driven through and been to some of the restaurants. Check out Wolf Creek/Eden area, there might be some good places for you there.
Also just found out they have the fly and ski deal where you show your boarding pass and they give you a free lift ticket to any Park City resort for the same day. So we're gonna hit Canyons right off the plane. Though we probably won't get up on the mountain till at least 1 or 2pm. At least something.

You think 1 full day at Park, 1 Canyon, and 2 at Pow Mow are a good schedule? Or better to do 3 days in Park City between Park and Canyon, and 1 at Pow Mow? I guess we figured if we have to drive 2 hours one way, may as well stay there for more than a day.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:34 AM
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Unless they are truly powder days I'd say one full day at Powder Mountain is enough. Can't believe as a snowboarder you are not going to Brighton for a day!! That's where I took my first lesson and remains IMO one of the best places in the SLC area.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:14 AM
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Well it's that time of the year again! I figured i'd try to post in here, instead of starting a new thread. So I'm considering going Jan 20-25 to Park City, but turns out it's the sundance film festival, so everything is either 400/night or just sold out.

The alternative that i found was Big Sky Resort in Montana sounded pretty good. Apparently it's got the largest amount of skiiable acreage in the US. And it's part of Yellowstone National Park i think, so should be pretty prestine.

So 2 questions:
1. Anybody been to Big Sky in Montana to share thoughts?
2. Anybody want to let my friend and i couch surf for a couple days in SLC?
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:56 AM
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Jackson Hole is the place if you are going to be near Yellowstone.
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:32 PM
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:34 PM
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Jackson Hole is the place if you are going to be near Yellowstone.
Hmm, that's a good call. Stats look pretty good, and sounds like they've been getting some good snow so far this season. But it's a pain in the ass to get to from NJ. For some reason, they have non-stop flights from NJ to Jackson Hole only for 1 week for christmas, and then starting feb 9 through april. But nothing at all in the month of January?? Weird.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:17 PM
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We are doing Telluride this year. I hope there is more snow than last year!
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:56 PM
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forecast for snow in the next week isn't amazing from what I see...
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or you can do Grindelwald, Switzerland with the Eiger in the background. Lots of snow earlier this month.
In Switzerland, engineers are seldom content to leave well enough alone. The Grindelwald-First lift, or Firstbahnen Grindelwald, is a case in point. This three-stage lift was once the longest chair lift in Europe, carrying passengers a distance of more than 5 kilometers or 3.25 miles. The lift is still there, but today you're protected from the elements by comfortable six-passenger cabins. When you reach the upper station after a 25-minute ride to an elevation of 2168m (7,610 feet), you'll enjoy spectacular views of the Grindelwald Basin and several famous mountains--among them, the Wetterhorn, the Eiger, and Fiescherhörner, and the Schreckhorn. (This is assuming that the weather cooperates; rain and fog aren't uncommon in the Alps.)

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or you can do Grindelwald, Switzerland with the Eiger in the background. Lots of snow earlier this month.
In Switzerland, engineers are seldom content to leave well enough alone. The Grindelwald-First lift, or Firstbahnen Grindelwald, is a case in point. This three-stage lift was once the longest chair lift in Europe, carrying passengers a distance of more than 5 kilometers or 3.25 miles. The lift is still there, but today you're protected from the elements by comfortable six-passenger cabins. When you reach the upper station after a 25-minute ride to an elevation of 2168m (7,610 feet), you'll enjoy spectacular views of the Grindelwald Basin and several famous mountains--among them, the Wetterhorn, the Eiger, and Fiescherhörner, and the Schreckhorn. (This is assuming that the weather cooperates; rain and fog aren't uncommon in the Alps.)
Ah, to be old and rich. Someday.

I'll head up to some utah resorts this week and let you know how they are.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:07 AM
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weather underground says 70% chance of snow tonight here on the plains in CO - I can tell you now from what I see in the mountains - that's rubbish - it is almost 100% chance unless it gets TOO cold - because I can see the snow in the mountains now on the I-70 webcams - snowing RIGHT now in Glenwood Springs ... we are going to get some snow tonight I predict a fairly good amount - as in 3-6 inches.
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lol - here come the local predictions...



we're right between the 4.6" and 4.8" - the morning present opening is over to the left a little between 4.6 and 4.5" numbers... I guess we'll have to wait and see what the final snow inches are - but I think I'm not far off with my 3-6" prediction from earlier... Telluride is being predicted 7.1" - that's not bad...
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:13 AM
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Grand Targhee was sweet. On skis.
I was looking on their website for mountain stats, but didn't see anything about how many trails they have. Looked on the map, and it looks pretty tiny. I counted about 15 blue trails? Is that really how small it is?
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:16 AM
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Ah, to be old and rich. Someday.

I'll head up to some utah resorts this week and let you know how they are.
Haha. Let me know how it is. Last year we had such a blast, we wanted to do it again this year. Stupid Sundance.
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having spent a lot of time in Switzerland - all I can say is the place is breathtakingly beautiful - and stupid-@ss expensive... unless you're passing through - which I have done a bunch of times, you're better off headed to the alps in almost any of the other bordering countries - Austria, Italy and French alps have all seen my fair share of visits.

I was actually very skeptical of anywhere being called the Alps of the United states - and even living in Colorado - when I heard of Ouray, CO being called that - I would raise my eyebrow and sneer - and then I visited the place... and it REALLY is almost as spectacularly beautiful - and the mountains look a lot less "Colorado" than they do "european" at least from the perspective I was at (which is below - looking up).... so if you're headed to that area - I'd say take a day-trip to Ouray - it is wonderfully pretty and you get a little of the idea of the beauty of Austrian, or Swiss Alps - without the super long flight, or the really expensive lodging and dining...
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