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16 minutes ago, RidgeRacer said:


I feel like Salty, if skiing alone, may get lost at powder mountain.

He's 30 years old. If he can't get around a ski area with a trail map then maybe skiing out west isn't for him.

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This e learning stuff is going to fuck my shit up today.  With my wife being at work at the hospital all day (gross and concerning), I’ll have my kids with me at work and am supposed to guide them thr

Your time share available?  Asking for @JFskiDan

Salty just go to hunter mountain. 

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I feel like Salty, if skiing alone, may get lost at powder mountain.

Is being stuck at the bottom of hidden lake the same as being lost? It is very easy to just keep ending up at the hidden lake quad if you don’t know your way around there. Looks like they’ve added a few lifts since I was there last. Looks way too easy to get the goods now. Get off my lawn.


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1 minute ago, AtomicSkier said:

SLC expert here 😀

Anyone can be an expert at getting around there. There are 3 roads out of the city that go to mountains. Pick one and go ski. 

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23 minutes ago, toast21602 said:

He's 30 years old. If he can't get around a ski area with a trail map then maybe skiing out west isn't for him.

WJW. I'm 32. And my navigational skills are phenomenal. The best ever. I drove from Denver to LA using paper maps and only used GPS in Las Vegas and LA.

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37 minutes ago, RidgeRacer said:

I feel like Salty, if skiing alone, may get lost at powder mountain.

I often just ski whatever trail looks fun and dont look at the trail map all the time or memorize it before hand. I know it'll come out to a lift eventually. As long as I dont go out of bounds I'm good. Around closing I start making my way back to where I'm parked so I dont get stranded when the lifts close.

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2 hours ago, saltyant said:

So here's what I'm thinking. I'll have 6 ski days:

  • 2 days at Park City (or Deer Valley)
  • 2 days at Brighton (or Solitude)
  • 2 days at Snowbasin (or Powder Mountain)

Sound legit?? I know people on here will say to skip PC, but I'd like to ski the largest resort in the USA and also stay near the town for a few days. I could always do DV as well.

@saltyantwhen are you doing utahhhh? I have an ikon pass and I get 25% ticket prices (friends & fam discount). Happy to help you if we’re here at the same time

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Just now, skiincy said:

@saltyantwhen are you doing utahhhh? I have an ikon pass and I get 25% ticket prices (friends & fam discount). Happy to help you if we’re here at the same time

Thanks for the offer, going the first week of March

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Just now, saltyant said:

Thanks for the offer, going the first week of March

I should be back in Pennsylvania by then but 🤷🏼‍♀️
 

Hopefully the snowpack is better by March! I saw this earlier today😳

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39 minutes ago, saltyant said:

WJW. I'm 32. And my navigational skills are phenomenal. The best ever. I drove from Denver to LA using paper maps and only used GPS in Las Vegas and LA.

Wow that’s reminds me of a Bruno Mars song,”Amazing”. Is that the road trip where you got carded when you bought a five pack of Yoo hoo?

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38 minutes ago, saltyant said:

I often just ski whatever trail looks fun and dont look at the trail map all the time or memorize it before hand. I know it'll come out to a lift eventually. As long as I dont go out of bounds I'm good. Around closing I start making my way back to where I'm parked so I dont get stranded when the lifts close.

 

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9 hours ago, RidgeRacer said:


I feel like Salty, if skiing alone, may get lost at powder mountain.

 

8 hours ago, Justo8484 said:


Is being stuck at the bottom of hidden lake the same as being lost? It is very easy to just keep ending up at the hidden lake quad if you don’t know your way around there. Looks like they’ve added a few lifts since I was there last. Looks way too easy to get the goods now. Get off my lawn.


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I have been staying out of the "where Sallyant should ski" thread, but its my opinion that taking full advantage of Powder requires someone with some knowledge of the place.  This was also the the place that RR, Phillycore and myself were way way off in wherever land when PC did a superman, ending with a pretty serious blow to the head.  In the middle of no where.   Luckily he has a pretty thick head.  I havent paid attention to lift upgrades there either, but i think when in doubt, Powder Country is a fairly to navigate, but probably not the best skiing that place has to offer.  

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I have been staying out of the "where Sallyant should ski" thread, but its my opinion that taking full advantage of Powder requires someone with some knowledge of the place.  This was also the the place that RR, Phillycore and myself were way way off in wherever land when PC did a superman, ending with a pretty serious blow to the head.  In the middle of no where.   Luckily he has a pretty thick head.  I havent paid attention to lift upgrades there either, but i think when in doubt, Powder Country is a fairly to navigate, but probably not the best skiing that place has to offer.  

What a fucking day that was. No lift either at the bottom of powder country...gotta take the bus back if I recall. Imagine salty back there without a guide?
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Just now, RidgeRacer said:

What a fucking day that was. No lift either at the bottom of powder country...gotta take the bus back if I recall. Imagine salty back there without a guide?

That experience sounds awesome. But like I mentioned, I will not be skiing backcountry or out of bounds areas. I'll be on marked trails and hit up some easy woods. If Powder Mountain is such that it's easy to accidentally go out of bounds, then maybe Powder Mountain isn't the best option for me skiing solo.

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Just now, saltyant said:

That experience sounds awesome. But like I mentioned, I will not be skiing backcountry or out of bounds areas. I'll be on marked trails and hit up some easy woods. If Powder Mountain is such that it's easy to accidentally go out of bounds, then maybe Powder Mountain isn't the best option for me skiing solo.

Nobody said you get lost out of bounds. You will be fine.

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4 minutes ago, RidgeRacer said:


What a fucking day that was. No lift either at the bottom of powder country...gotta take the bus back if I recall. Imagine salty back there without a guide?

Are you trying to have him not experience one if the best places to ski in Utah? 

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1 minute ago, saltyant said:

I would like to get there this winter, but I'd stay in a hotel house as I dont feel like driving 6-7 hours total in one day. Next month I'll likely take 1 or 2 days off and go to Huntah.

Skip Deer Valley and do 2 days at snow basin

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6 minutes ago, theprogram4 said:

Skip Deer Valley and do 2 days at snow basin

TFTI, I think I'll split my time into thirds between the areas of Park City, Cottonwood, and Ogden. So I might still end up doing Snowbasin 2 days.

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11 minutes ago, theprogram4 said:

Skip Deer Valley and do 2 days at snow basin

Gonna have to disagree with this. He would enjoy DV groomers, will complain about the lifts, and will speak highly of the funicular. 

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Go to PowMow and ski the dam place, I think you will really enjoy it. Youre not an idiot, you cant get lost lifts to up, its a ski area, if you get lost or go out of bounds un-knowingly youre fucking dumb. PowMow has some of the most fun mellow wide open tree skiing Ive ever done, and its easy to get to. 

 

Make sure whatever car you rent is 4x4 or AWD with proper tires or you will not make it up the canyons if the traction law is in effect. They will turn you around, or just plan on taking the bus. 

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