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    Posted: Mar/07/2011 at 5:21pm
I arrive in SLC around noon on the 24th and leave at 5pm on the 28th. Which resorts should I hit up and for how many days. I'm not big into the park, but do get in there some. Where are my best chances for deep pow and fun all mountain boarding? Also, will be using the ski bus for transportation.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/07/2011 at 5:25pm
If you like steep deep powder don't miss out of Snowbird.  Of course, you will have to be somewhat lucky and time up your trip with a new storm to get fresh powder.  Also, you might want to try out Brighton as well.  Solitude is small but I've heard good things about it.  Park City has the best park.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/07/2011 at 5:38pm
I was planning on Brighton for the first day...from like 2-9 and then Snowbird the rest of the trip. Is snowbird big enough to keep me entertained for 4 days?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/08/2011 at 5:15am
You could definitely be entertained for 4 days at Snowbird. You might also check out Solitude, and Brighton is definitely worth a day. If you get a powder dump while there your best bet is to go to Brighton/ Solitude day of the storm or morning after and Snowbird the day after. Snowbird requires a lot more avalanche control and it often takes a day after the storm before they drop the ropes. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/08/2011 at 5:43am
How many people are you riding with?  I'll be in SLC from the March 24-29 to visit family.  None of them ride, so I'll be going by myself and was hoping to find someone to ride with for a day or two. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/08/2011 at 10:59am
There are 3 of us. One has only been on the small hills in the midwest....this is his first trip to a mountain. The other two of us I would consider intermediate. You're more than welcome to join us though....the first few times down might be a little slow, but he should pick it up quick.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/09/2011 at 10:49am
Any tips on where to buy lift tickets. We will need 15 total...3 people for 5 days each.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/09/2011 at 10:53am
what time does your flight land? if you present your boarding pass at the ticket window at the canyons, you get to ride for free that day. (the day you land of course)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/09/2011 at 10:56am
when you get here stop in at Canyon Sports downtown and pick up your discounted lift tickets to anywhere...check their prices (the same at any gear shop, but some shops only carry certain resorts so Canyon Sports is a one-stop shop) www.canyonsports.com
 
Snowbird is amazing for steep and deep but I would check out a few different places while you're here.
Brighton is AWESOME for pow and park and they are open until 9pm.
Solitude is never busy and they get some of the best powder I've seen so far.
Snowbird, yeah, ask anyone... steep and deep... not for beginners.
Canyons is huge and has a ridiculous variety of terrain, something for everybody.
 
If you're not into park, no need to spend the money to ride Park City ~ if people in your crew are into park you can hit up Canyons: great park, but Utah's largest resort, and like I said before: there is something for everyone.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/09/2011 at 12:13pm
Does the ski bus run over to the canyons?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/09/2011 at 12:16pm
Our flight is supposed to get in at 10am. So if one of the resorts had night ski that would be perfect.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/10/2011 at 5:53am
Originally posted by KCKboard

There are 3 of us. One has only been on the small hills in the midwest....this is his first trip to a mountain. The other two of us I would consider intermediate. You're more than welcome to join us though....the first few times down might be a little slow, but he should pick it up quick.


Snowbird will be intense for someone that isn't very good, or only used to small hills.  Snowbird has some of the steepest terrain around, and I've heard Brighton has a lot of cliff drops.  Both resorts have areas you can ride just fine, but don't get over your head.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/10/2011 at 5:54am
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Our flight is supposed to get in at 10am. So if one of the resorts had night ski that would be perfect.


last chair at snowbird is 4pm.  I forget exactly but I think Little Cloud or Gad 2 lift closes at 3:30pm.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/10/2011 at 8:04am
Great info! What about transportation from SLC to the canyons? Id like to use my boarding pass deal if possible...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/10/2011 at 10:25am
Canyons closes at 4pm too... Brighton and Park City are open until 9.
As far as a ski bus goes, the free ones don't go out to Park City (where Canyons is located), but there are some reasonably priced shuttles (particularly if you have a group) that will take you from SLC to PC... but if I were you, I'd just rent a van for a day, get out there and shred... then drive around and explore! Having moved here from the MidWest, I can tell you, you're gonna wanna check this place out.
 
I'll be at Canyons that Saturday & Sunday for sure...if your group splits up I could give 2 people a ride from the city.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/10/2011 at 10:32am

Snowbird!!!  They have an amazing mountain and powder, but just don't expect much in the way of nightlife.  They do a direct shuttle to/fro SLC that is $68.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/10/2011 at 7:15pm
Powpow....i might have to take you up on that ride! I take it you live in the city? If so, I'm sure we'll be wanting to go out at least a couple of the nights. Any place you recommend for a single 24 year old? Lol
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2011 at 4:35am
Hey kck, what mountains do you plan on riding?  I'm open to anywhere that has the best conditions.   I'm probably only going to only ride two of the five days and I think I'm going to rent a car since I'll be staying in Layton.  I have at least a 45 min drive to any mountain.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2011 at 5:11am
Snowbird and Brighton for sure. Then we might get over to the canyons for a day.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2011 at 5:46am
Snowbird is always CRUSHING during that time.  Spring is so much fun in Utah.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2011 at 6:35am
Originally posted by KCKboard

Powpow....i might have to take you up on that ride! I take it you live in the city? If so, I'm sure we'll be wanting to go out at least a couple of the nights. Any place you recommend for a single 24 year old? Lol
HAHA...yes, I live in the city. Hit me up with a PM and I'll get you my contact info. I can show you some fun places to go out (my recommendations will vary depending on what style you're looking for) and we can talk about you hitchin a ride out to CanCan with me that weekend.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2011 at 7:51am

Powpow, is there a good chance the mountains will be slushed up and full of rain at the end of March?  The forecast for the next week doesn't look too promising (too warm to snow).  I'm going to be out there for the first time (the same dates as KCK) and I'm scurred about the weather. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2011 at 8:16am
Don't be scared... we get random warm spells, but March is notorius for great storms that just DUMP on Utah... last year March and April were PHENOMINAL!! Stay confident Smile Let it snow!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2011 at 8:28am
just got back from 4 of the most EPIC days at snowbird, UT.....nothin but pow the whole time!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/24/2011 at 5:22pm
Snowbird and Brighton for all mountain and powder. Snowbird like previously mentioned is steep but when it snows its heaven. Brighton is a little bit less steep and more friendly to beginners and also is really fun on powder days. You can get some pretty good deals on night passes at brighton.
Get the x96 workers union card to get 2 for 1 night passes at brighton.
click here for x96 workers union 2-1 night passes
Fill out the info on the link and you have 4-9 snowboarding for 16 bucks a piece.
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those 2-1 cards will only work on friday night.
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