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Trip Report RTW Part 3 - USA - Utah

Discussion in 'United States' started by DidSurfNowSki, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's actually 600ml of water, a scoop of dried cow juice and 3 beans from a Mexican cantina floor.
     
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  2. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    if no_money_in_holiday_CC
    then xfer_more_money
    else dont_worry
    endif

    ;)
     
  3. Sbooker

    Sbooker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    20oz is about 600ml. Nearly a bucket.:)
    But agreed that it’s expensive.
     
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  4. Legs Akimbo

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    You bought the premium stuff?
     
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  5. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    + tax
     
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  6. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Now that's what shits me.
     
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  7. Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan Hard Yards

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    Just be thankful you're not paying for ski school.....!

    A$400 + tip per person for group lessons at Park City at the moment. No multi-day discounts, no half days, no other options.

    Or put another way, nearly $9k to put 2 kids in ski school for 10 days!! :eek::eek:

    As for coffee, best not to look I suppose!
     
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  8. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Surface looks creamy.
     
  9. Sbooker

    Sbooker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Madness. Meanwhile just over the hill at Alta you can get a two hour group lesson for $80 bucks. I think that’s a fair deal. I’m sure most people would make improvements with 5 two hour lessons with the same instructor. And you get to work on the instructors tips when you’re skiing with your family/mates later in the day.
     
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  10. Ozgirl

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    Campos available in park city.
     
  11. DidSurfNowSki

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  12. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    Them cars need moar snow! :D
     
  13. luvthabumps

    luvthabumps A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    + tip
     
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  14. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Last day skiing in Utah was spent at Snowbird. The snow stayed nice and soft all day. Each day has started overcast here with the sun coming out in the afternoon.





    Lunch was spent at very nice place down at the base of the hill overlooking snow covered pines.



    After a great days skiing, it was off to skimo for some more retail therapy.



    Tomorrow is a rest day, then it’s onto Whistler to finish up on next week. Forecast there is a lot of snow, followed by some smaller falls of snow. More to come :)
     
  15. Sbooker

    Sbooker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    So fave hill from Utah leg?
     
  16. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Any hill in the Cottonwood

     
  17. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Some random thoughts to end this trip report:
    • I’m very glad I didn’t have to drive this time here. The turn right on red, the four way stop signs, driving on the right side of the road, the middle lane bordered each side by double lines., the amount of traffic .. no thanks !
    • We had a small herd of deer walk past the house this morning; beats kangaroos for a change ;)
    • With shopping there is too much choice eg a whole isle for snack bars
    • I’ve developed a fondness for Quaker Oats for breakfast
    • The Cottonwoods are a fantastic place to go skiing, the snow is soooo creamy and smooth with a consistent surface from top to bottom
    • My wallet is considerably lighter due to the excellent outdoor/ski shops
    • The kids doing freestyle skiing here are the best I’ve seen anywhere
    • My Utah hosts were the best ever, I had a fantastic week
     
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  18. Legs Akimbo

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    Wait until you see moose. On the ski runs.
     
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  19. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    The thing that gets me with the driving is the lack of cat’s eyes / reflectors at night.
     
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  20. luvthabumps

    luvthabumps A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I love the turn right on the red. I nearly pulled a few lefties when we first got home out of habit. I think 4 way stops work really well also.
     
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  21. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Me too!
     
  22. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Who gives way on 4 way stops. Is it first to arrive goes first?
     
  23. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Same as a roundabout. In Australia you give way to the right.

    We have 4 way stop signs in NSW.
     
  24. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    So given a significant number of Australian’s cannot use a roundabout properly, 4 way stop signs sound like a Darwininan adventure for us.
     
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  25. Legs Akimbo

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    It's first to arrive, which causes me all sorts of problems. By the time I realise I'm at a 4 way stop it is too late to work out who was there first.
     
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  26. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nope! Give way to the right.
    Yep so you revert to give way to the right!!
     
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  27. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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  28. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  29. Legs Akimbo

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    What actually happens is that law abiding North Americans (they are very obedient) wave frantically telling me to go.
     
  30. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    But what about here?
     
  31. Legs Akimbo

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    Never seen one here.
     
  32. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Same. I don’t think I’ve had to think “give way to the right” for 30 years. All the roads have progressively been signed with give way or stop signs, to prevent stupid.
     
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  33. DidSurfNowSki

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    Stupid will win out in the end...
     
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  34. Untele-whippet

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    Lots of 4 way stop signs in Newcastle.
     
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  35. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    And the Gong, there's @Donzah when you need him?
     
  36. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Had to go through a roundabout the wrong way today :eek:
     
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  37. Donzah

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    Ummm ..? I can't think of any 4 way stop signs .
    I remember there was one. By Woonona high . Yonks ago?
     
  38. ttn

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    Hey DSNS, did you ski in Whistler? I cant find your TR? or you have completed your trip?
     
  39. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  40. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    The planning for this trip may be found here.
    The trip report for week 1 - Japan may be found here.
    The trip report for weeks 2-3 - Austria, Italy and Switzerland may be found here.
    The trip report for week 4 - USA may be found here.
    The trip report for week 5 - Canada may be found here
    Trip wrap up can be found here

    The updated my list is bigger than yours is here ;)
     
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  41. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m gunna have to out source my next trip planning & trip reporting to you.
     
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  42. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    You need to fix the issues with your heel first ;)
     
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  43. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mine works fine, though I have noticed some heel jambing with your equipment.
     
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  44. DidSurfNowSki

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    Anywhere in particular you want to go ?
     
  45. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Anywhere with Pyrenees in the name is a simple plan.
     
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  46. Summit

    Summit Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks for a great report DSNS :thumbs:
     
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  47. CJP

    CJP Hard Yards

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    Yes intersection of Campbell St and Thompson Street..
     
  48. chunky

    chunky Old n' Crusty

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    That's crazy!
     
  49. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    The ski schools of most major US resorts are simply unaffordable due to high pricing and the exchange rate.