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Old 01-19-2009, 06:00 PM
 
Location: north of Denver, east of Boulder
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Default Best Utah Ski Resort for Intermediate?

What is everyone's favorite Utah ski resort? And what would you recommend for me (see relevant experience below)? I may come out to try Utah snow soon.

A little background on my experience, for reference: I've been skiing for the last seven years, about 15-20 times per year. Been to about 10 different Colorado ski resorts and one in New Mexico (my favorites are Crested Butte, Vail and Breckenridge). I'm an "intermediate" skier (like most people, I guess) ... no problems on blues and some blacks; nothing extreme, like cliffs, double-blacks, etc. I enjoy groomers, but I also like bowls.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:53 PM
 
Location: north of Denver, east of Boulder
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So I guess no one on here skis. It was worth a try.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:54 PM
 
Location: West Jordan, UT
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I would suggest Alta or Brighton, but you'll be fine at any major ski resort.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:28 PM
 
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Snowbasin has great blue cruisers, if that is your thing. Solitude is also a great resort.

Both of these I would highly recommend if you prefer a more intermediate mountain. There is TONS at both of these resorts to explore.

Alta is always a great place, but they you do have to traverse alot to get around. Alta would certainly be worth a visit, but I think Solitude is more fun.

I personally don't really like any of the Park City are resorts, but that is mostly a personal preference.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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I'll add another vote for Solitude - lots of great blue/blue-black cruisers & small enough that it's easy to figure out the lay of the land. I would also recommend the Canyons in Park City - you can't beat it for variety - it's the largest resort. I'd probably avoid Alta / Snowbird based on what you are looking for - they are a little more hard core & a little less user friendly if you don't know your way around.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:48 PM
 
Location: north of Denver, east of Boulder
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Thanks a ton for the great advice everyone!

Based on the posts here, I'm leaning toward Solitude (which I hadn't even considered) one day and Snowbasin the next (I wanted to do one resort east of SLC and one east of Ogden, so this fits perfectly). Regardless of where I end up going, I'll let you know how it went after I get back next week.

Again, I really appreciate the input. Very helpful.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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I think you will like Solitude - they have some great blue cruisers off the Eagle Express lift. If you are feeling adventurous, there is a great blue/black called Woodlawn that is through the gates off the top of the Summit lift that is quite fun, and not terrible hard or intimidating in terms of skiing past the gates.


I skied Snowbasin this weekend with some family members visiting, and everyone had a great time. They even have a number of non-intimidating blacks off the mail slope (sweet revenge) under the mid bowl chair lift that are not intimidating at all.
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: suburbia
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I hope their is enough snow for you when you're out there, Lupulin! I've been watching the weather for a while now cuz I'll be out there pretty soon and it's all the way in the 40's! I hope there is a good base, since it hasn't snowed in a while, either.

Take a look at the Ski Utah site if you haven't already: www.skiutah.com
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:38 PM
 
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^^ The base is fine and solid at all the resorts. I was up at Snowbasin on Monday, and while the snow was a bit hard in the morning, the warmer air softened the snow up nicely by the afternoon.

We are getting around a foot or so predicted for the mountains over the weeknd so that should help out a lot.

I would not be concerned - the snow may not be the best, but there is still plenty of coverage.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:28 AM
 
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Default Favorite Ski resort?

One nice thing about Snowbasin is it's location. Very close to SLC and / or Ogden. If staying in Ogden I would recommend a day at Snowbasin then a day at Powder Mountain.. also in Ogden Valley. Both have excellent skiing and Powder Mountain has a bit fewer people, kind of a hidden gem.
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