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    Posted: Oct/01/2011 at 5:27pm
I'm going to PC and skiing there mid december for a week and i'd like to extend my trip a few days to check out some of the other mountains in the area. If i'm going to stay for 3 more days, which mountains should I go to (I want to get lift tickets now) and where is the best place to stay for a decent price that is pretty accessible to these mountains?
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  Quote not-ewrx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/01/2011 at 5:36pm
Brighton is like snowboarding Meca.  It's a must ride.  Snowbirds also great for a "I wish I was a local here" type thing.  I have no idea where to stay, I live here.  Anywhere in SLC is close to the mountains. 
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  Quote BoxStomper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/01/2011 at 6:28pm
I had a rediculous time at the Bird for 4 days in late march of '10. Seems like anywhere in that area is awesome tho
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  Quote pocketbrain Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/17/2011 at 8:30pm
I would highly recommend both Snowbird and Brighton.  Do you already have a placed booked in PC?  If so, you can easily drive from PC to either of those resorts for the day.      
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Originally posted by pocketbrain

I would highly recommend both Snowbird and Brighton.  Do you already have a placed booked in PC?  If so, you can easily drive from PC to either of those resorts for the day.      

how would i get to brighton from PC? i'll be there during mid dec for 4 days. the 152 hwy is closed during the winter season?
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  Quote pocketbrain Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/19/2011 at 9:47am
Yes, Hwy 152 is closed in the winter but you can still easily get there on the freeway.  It is about 40 miles and would take you about an hour drive.  To get to Brighton from PC you would take I-80 West, exit onto I-215 South, then exit onto 6200 South, and follow the signs to Brighton.

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thxs for the directions Big smile
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  Quote powpowpirate Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2011 at 8:41pm
Are you staying in Park City or in the SLC Valley?
If you're staying in Park City, then riding the resorts in the Cottonwood Canyons (Brighton, Solitude, Snowbird and Alta) is going to be kind of a lot of driving... as would be going up to PowMow and Snowbasin.
If you're staying in Park City there are 3 resorts accessable to SKIERS: PCMR, Canyons and Deer Vally. If you are a snowboarder, you cannot ride Dear Valley (nor Alta).
Depending on if you are going to have your own transportation and where you are staying while you are out here, I would plan your trip accordingly.

PCMR and Canyons are both amazing. Canyons is Utah's largest resort has has the most versitile terrain. Snowbird is a great place as well if you wanna try STEEP and deep. Brighton is a local mountain with no resort/hotel for a reason--to keep tourists away. Solitude gets great powder and is NEVER crowded.

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  Quote tc913 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2011 at 9:18pm
i'll be staying in PC and i'll have a rental. i only have 2 days maybe 3 days to hit the resorts. i really want to go to brighton since i will be with my gf and my lil brother (13 years old) and they are both trying to get into park so trying to find beginner parks for them to play around. my gf is on the low intermediate side whereas my lil bro is on the intermediate so trying to find the right terrain overall for all of us. i am more on the intermediate/advance so i'll be hitting the parks for sure. i'm more of a air it out junkie so more kickers and natural jumps is a plus not much of a rail/boxes guy.

i'm def going to be hitting PCMR since it's 5 mins from where i will be staying so the other days are a toss up. i was thinking of maybe hitting brighton the first day i am there for night riding then hit PCMR the next day and maybe Canyons or Snowbird the last day. i also found canyon sports that sell discounted lift tickets but i dunno by how much. i guess i have to wait a little longer for the prices to come out. 

any suggestions are welcomed and thanks for the suggestions powpow

/e anything to do besides snowboarding?? main street PC anything else??
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  Quote bribake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/10/2011 at 8:42pm
Def hit up Brighton.. Solitude is up the same canyon as Brighton and it is great too.. The Bird should be a must though if you only have 3 days left after PC.  Anything in SLC is close..
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  Quote damanfb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/17/2011 at 7:04am
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Def hit up Brighton.. Solitude is up the same canyon as Brighton and it is great too.. The Bird should be a must though if you only have 3 days left after PC.  Anything in SLC is close..

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I always recommend Brighton and Snowbird. I have a season pass to Brighton.
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  Quote cds4288 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2012 at 7:58am
I am staying in downtown SLC in the middle of January 2013. how difficult would it be to get to Snowbird or sloitude from the downtown area? Also will the snow be good around the Martin Luther King holiday?
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  Quote panther Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2012 at 8:18am
Originally posted by tc913

i'll be staying in PC and i'll have a rental. i only have 2 days maybe 3 days to hit the resorts. i really want to go to brighton since i will be with my gf and my lil brother (13 years old) and they are both trying to get into park so trying to find beginner parks for them to play around. my gf is on the low intermediate side whereas my lil bro is on the intermediate so trying to find the right terrain overall for all of us. i am more on the intermediate/advance so i'll be hitting the parks for sure. i'm more of a air it out junkie so more kickers and natural jumps is a plus not much of a rail/boxes guy.

i'm def going to be hitting PCMR since it's 5 mins from where i will be staying so the other days are a toss up. i was thinking of maybe hitting brighton the first day i am there for night riding then hit PCMR the next day and maybe Canyons or Snowbird the last day. i also found canyon sports that sell discounted lift tickets but i dunno by how much. i guess i have to wait a little longer for the prices to come out. 

any suggestions are welcomed and thanks for the suggestions powpow

/e anything to do besides snowboarding?? main street PC anything else??

for park, PC is one of the best.  obviously, you don't want to spend all your time in one place, but PC has 3 awesome parks, one of them is a good beginner one as well
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which resort is the closest to downtown SLC?
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