TMB Skiing Thread

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  1. Frankie Carbone

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    Going to be in Park City March 10-14. Park City Mountain 3/11 and Deer Valley 3/12. This will be my first real mountain as the furthest west I’ve been is the Snowbowl. I’m expecting that to be a bunny slope in comparison
     
  2. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    There are places that let you rent apparel too if you don't think you are going to use it a ton

    https://www.mountainthreads.com/

    Or look in the town you are going to
     
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  3. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Winter Park employee housing is just an old hotel so it wouldn't surprise me if it's just a frat house environment
     
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  4. cal2431

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    You will have a very good time at both of those mountains. If you want to experience the biggest mountains here, I'd go to Snowbird or Alta.
     
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  5. Gaknight

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    Does the epic pass allow me to go to any mountain if I bought a park city mountain pass?
     
  6. Phi Mus Love Boones Farm

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    Snowbird, Alta, and Deer Valley are all Ikon pass
     
  7. Georgia_Nole

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    The cottonwoods are awesome, but with increased traffic and inexperienced drivers in winter conditions it’s not worth it IMO. I’m also biased because I in Park City.

    If you’re staying in Park City I wouldn’t even think to go over there unless it’s an absolutely perfect weather day.

    Just today they had to close the canyon due to avalanche controls.

     
  8. cal2431

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    Very fair on traffic. It's significantly easier getting to the resorts in PC than the cottonwoods.

    From a sheer mountain perspective, I don't think PC resorts are in the same ballpark as the Bird, Alta or even Brighton. DV does have some fun terrain.
     
  9. Mr Mortisay

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    Just looked at the snowbird trail map....goddamn. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a resort with so much expert terrain
     
  10. mb711

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    Why were the lift tickets 500 bucks?
     
  11. Goose

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    I have no clue. Maybe I’m misremembering the price but it was too expensive to justify considering I had never put skis on my feet and he sucked. There was a festival going on there that weekend too so maybe that’s what drove up the price
     
  12. Arliden

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    Taking a road trip from California to Telluride next week, anyone been? Thoughts and recommendations appreciated.

    Going from Bay Area-> Las Vegas->Moab->Telluride->??(Moab/Park City/Alta are possible options)->Home
     
  13. UrsaGrande

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    Skipping Tahoe?
     
  14. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Having 2 feet of snow on the ground here at home makes me wish I was out west skiing. I mean I'm putting ski pants on every day to go out and shovel.
     
  15. Arliden

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    I'm kinda just trying to go to places I don't go to as often as Tahoe. I don't want some road trip where I put too many places in and it feels like all I'm doing is driving, plus its quicker to get to Vegas going through Barstow and Tahoe.

    I still could make a stop in Tahoe on the way back home on Saturday if I wanted.
     
  16. Paddy Murphy

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    Would love to get an opinion on Telluride when you get back. After this year will be the last place in CO on my list. Don’t know anybody that ever been.
     
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  17. BWC

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    I might be mistaken, but pretty sure EdmondDantes has been to Telluride?
     
  18. UrsaGrande

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    Logic checks out!
     
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  19. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    I haven't been, but I hear Telluride is badass
     
  20. EdmondDantes

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    I've actually never been to Telluride but my buddy is from Montrose CO and he says Telluride is GOAT

    I'm at the stage of basically anywhere outside the I-70 corridor sounds good to me, it's such a zoo anymore.
     
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  21. Arliden

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    Yea looking forward to it, hoping since its pretty Eastern Colorado it avoids the crowds a little, but I'll be mid week anyways so I should be good.
     
  22. Georgia_Nole

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    PC/Alta is pretty far from I-70 and Moab. PC is almost 4 hours from Moab, Alta about the same.

    If it’s a go as you are ski trip, and you’re in no rush. Well worth it, if you’ve got a set amount of time, likely not worth the detour
     
  23. Arliden

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    Yea but we have to drive back to Northern California and taking I-80 back is basically the same time wise as any other route so Alta or PC wouldn't be much of a detour for us.
     
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  24. Arliden

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    Think I might lean Alta based on what you guys have said in here. *If I do end up in the SLC area.
     
  25. Georgia_Nole

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    This is true, didn’t think about hitting it on the way back. Not a bad way to squeeze in a few extra turns in a new place
     
  26. Arliden

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    Do you have a preference between them?
     
  27. bro

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    Keystone on a Saturday was so packed. So many people not keeping masks on or up either. Definitely taking off a week day and going back in March. Not on another weekend this year.
     
  28. MA

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    I've snowboarded at Telluride twice, don't know the mountain real well yet but the town-side runs are fun. Definitely left me wanting to get back again. And the other stuff (views, town, crowds) is as good as you'll find in CO.
     
  29. Georgia_Nole

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    I’m biased because I moved to Park City last summer. Alta/Snowbird are both quite nice too. If you’re staying on the Salt Lake side of the Wasatch then the cottonwoods might be better. It can just be a little bit of a pain in the ass to get up to Alta when the weather is bad
     
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  30. Gaknight

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    I will be arriving Thursday. Any recs? Food, Drink, etc?
     
  31. Georgia_Nole

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    Where are you staying? What’s your overall budget for dinners?

    In the pricey category I’d say that: Cafe Treigo is a current favorite. Can’t go wrong at High West. Riverhorse is really good but pricey. Grappa for Italian, Fletchers is one I forget about a lot but had dinner there with out of town friends a little while ago and enjoyed it. Enjoyed Mustang last year but I’m not sure if it’s opened or not right now (was closed all summer/early ski season). Edge in Canyons village is the best steak in town.

    Middle of the road price-wise : Bangkok Thai, Wasatch Brewpub, any of the main street pizza places. Vinto, Devanzas, high west annex (the non-bar part of high west)

    I haven’t socially gone out drinking this season with covid going on so I couldn’t really help on that front this year. High West I’ve heard is pretty much “normal”, I enjoy going to Collies right by town lift. Butchers has the best happy hour in the summer, but not sure about non-summer. Spur is always an option too.
     
  32. Gaknight

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    Doubletree since I'm a HHonors member with a shit ton of points it's free. My budget is flexible but not sure about the others I'm going with right now.
     
  33. DriveByBBQ

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    We're going to Park City at the end of March. I've never been and I'm very fired up about it. Sibling moved there last year and works at a high end resort.

    People keep recommending and raving about the St. Regis.
     
  34. Vito Corleone

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    I'd hope the St. Regis is exceptional wherever it is for its price iyam
     
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  35. Arliden

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    How are you enjoying PC? Where did you move from?
     
  36. Georgia_Nole

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    I came from dallas two years ago. Best decision I’ve ever made. Winters are awesome. Summers are better
     
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  37. Georgia_Nole

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    It snowed a little bit this week here in Utah. Those coming in the coming weeks might be in for a treat.

    LCC has been closed for the last two days because it’s snowed so much

     
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  38. Open Carry

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    Wasn’t planning on going snowboarding this year, but got invited kind of last minute to breck for early March. Am excited. How are conditions that time of year?
     
  39. roggins

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    I’ve been skiing once. A couple of years ago at a crappy Pennsylvania mountain. I got an invite to go to Vail. Are there any decent novice runs or am I in over my head there?
     
  40. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Vail has plenty of beginner/intermediate terrain. Consider getting a lesson - invest half a day to make the rest of the time more enjoyable
     
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  41. Mr Mortisay

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    Lessons are a must. I’d do a full day group lesson if I were you
     
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  42. bro

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    Always do a lesson
     
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  43. cuseNole

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    I'll fourth the lessons. Makes for a much more enjoyable experience. There is a ton of beginner terrain but that cat track down is terrible if you're going to be snowboarding.
     
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  44. bro

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    I took group lessons and the instructor was really bad. I think she said she’d most recently been a kayaking instructor. She was very quiet.

    took a half day private lesson earlier this year. Game changer.
     
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  45. kinghill

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    I took a quarter day semi-private lesson then made this. total game changer. get a lesson

     
  46. UrsaGrande

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    I should go to Mammoth this season.
     
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  47. Why?Pokes

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    I think the hardest part for beginners is getting comfortable enough with a little bit of speed that they can start carving. Most people never get past skating on the snow and that really limits their ability to improve.
     
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  48. Mr Mortisay

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    Side note since somebody posted that line from Chris Benchetler but I got a pair of Bent Chetler skis this year and they are so dope
     
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  49. kinghill

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    Do any avalanche deaths occur on the ski resort mountains?

    I'm watching so many avalanche death videos on youtube. Crazy shit.
     
  50. bro

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    No