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DeebieSkeebieswhat are your accommodations like? are you staying at the base of PC/Canyons/Deer Valley or are you using some of the hotels in/around town?
chunk.We're staying at the base of PC in the whyndam resort. Unfortunately, Alta is out of the picture because my brother is a snowboarder. Are the snow conditions any better/worse at any of the surrounding areas?
Thanks for all the input, I appreciate it.
DeebieSkeebiesI was just at snowbird yesterday with a buddy and it was a blast for the amount of terrain they have open. I did talk to a patroller last weekend who said if this current storm moving in performs well, they should be able to drop the ropes on more stuff. definitely worth checking out, this storm should set us up nice for the Christmas/new year period without a doubt.
id say its hit or miss, really. canyons can be just as good, bad, or even better than PC on some given days. It depends on how it snows on the Wasatch back. You could have an 8'' inch day at PC whereas at the top of the canyons, they're reporting 12-14''. its been weird the past couple of years. some places in the same general areas get more snow than the other resorts. lake effect works in mysterious ways. A rule of thumb I go with is there is generally more snow in the cottonwoods (Snowbird, Alta, Solitude, Brighton). its worth checking out Brighton or Solitude seeing as your brothers a snowboarder. I love Brighton and it has a cool small resort, big mtns feel to it which I love. especially if you come from Podunk ski areas back in the Midwest/east coast.
Up north in Ogden/Huntsman area are places like Beaver Mtn, Powder Mtn, Snowbasin. There is a new small ski area called Nordic Valley that I hear is pretty decent but its no different than something youre probably used to at your local hill.
It all depends on snowfall. All the graphs, charts, potential liquid amounts, etc. are indicating anywhere in between 1-2ft. Lake effect and some orographic lifts have helped us get a few inches real quick when they haven't forecasted it, so there is always the chance to get more or get skunked like we've been used too.
DeebieSkeebiesThere is a new small ski area called Nordic Valley.
Q.McBrewNordic Valley is the 3rd or 4th oldest ski area in Utah. For those of us who skied there as children have somewhat of a love/hate relationship with the place.
DeebieSkeebiesis it the worse out of all the northern areas or is it pretty decent?
Q.McBrewFun for the kids. It's low elevation with two lifts, so usually sucks. Kinda like a shitty hometown you can't wait to get away from.
DeebieSkeebiesOp, we are in business here in PC. Deer valley is reporting about 33" or so in the past two days, the cottonwoods got some action but the wasatch back/bcc are the winners today.