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USA 2019-2020 ramblings/plans/reports

Discussion in 'United States' started by mx_boarder, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Jagged a couple of good seats to LAX Jan 29th, so that's me locked in.

    Loose plan at this stage is a couple of weeks in Tahoe then across to Park City, but nothing firm at this point.

    What's everyone doing?
     
  2. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Following you ;)
     
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  3. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  4. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Considering Xmas in Park City.
     
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  5. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'll be back at Steamboat for a few weeks in late December/January.
     
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  6. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Val D'Isère
     
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  7. Sbooker

    Sbooker One of Us

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    You're on an Epic Pass obviously?
    I'm flying into Salt Lake just after Presidents Day in Feb and will be road tripping while hitting up the Mountain Collective hills. Alta/Jackson/Big Sky/Snowbird and finally onto Aspen. I'll also visit Yellowstone NP and Canyonlands NP.
    If you've not been to that part of the world you should know there's fantastic opportunities to sample great micro brewery beers.
     
  8. Sbooker

    Sbooker One of Us

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    Lol. Whilst I'd love to be heading to France I don't know that it really relates to USA?
     
  9. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    pffft, Euro trash
     
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  10. Gregah

    Gregah Addicted

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    Will be going to Telluride in the first week of Jan and Alta / Snowbird in the second week.
     
  11. luvthabumps

    luvthabumps A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    kids seem a bit blasé about skii holidays at the moment so we might hold off until Feb and combine a work trip to Van with 7 days of skiing somewhere.
     
  12. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    10 days in Whistler booked in so far. Haven’t decided which Epic area to visit for the next 10 days.

    Jan 20-Feb 9. Fly into Vancouver and out of SFO.
     
  13. Sbooker

    Sbooker One of Us

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    It could only be Tahoe or I70 in Colorado surely? The Park City terrain could be a let down after Whistler? Having said that the Vail Colorado hills aren't know for there expert terrain either are they. I hope Tahoe puts on a good year for you.:)
     
  14. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you are prepared to hike Telluride can scare anyone.
     
  15. Sbooker

    Sbooker One of Us

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    I forgot Telluride was on Epic now. Good call.
     
  16. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Only the full Epic though. Crested Butte is on the Aus Epic.
     
  17. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don’t need expert terrain, just good snow. I have been to both Co and Tahoe but not Utah. But more options at the other two plus some film festival is at PC during my dates.

    Just trying to decide which, I know I can get around CO without a car, Tahoe is better with. Hard decisions LOL
     
  18. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    grabbed a couple of ff seats to sfo from 1/2 to 15/2.
    It ooorrrrrrrnnn
     
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  19. Sean Sunley

    Sean Sunley Hard Yards

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    I'm in for my first USA trip, arrive San Fran 14 Jan 2020 and depart Denver 5 Feb 2020. A bit of a rush, I'm hoping to get two days each at Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Park City, Beaver Creek, Vail, Breckenridge, and Keystone. Then after visiting family in the UK a stopover in Munich 6-10 Mar 2020.
     
  20. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Try to give yourself as much flexibility as possible so that you can change your plans if poor conditions dictate.
     
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  21. Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan Early Days

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    Hi guys - just locked in 3 weeks in Utah (split between Park City and Alta) in Jan. Been watching some youtube of Alta/Snowbird (some excellent stuff on there actually....) over the weekend with my eldest and it is apparent that what I really need to be doing now is getting fit!
     
  22. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Alta and Snowbird are fantastic, as is canyons.
    Solitude is also very good.
    Parkcity skiing is a bit meh but the town is lots of fun.
    Deer valley a bit meh too.
     
  23. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm keen for a DV day, to tick it off the list really.

    Gee we had some fun that day at Solitude.
     
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  24. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    A great day, should do it again.....oh wait :)
     
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  25. blutek

    blutek One of Us

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    Is there (demo level) snowboard hire in Main St PC? We are at Marriot.
    Any big ski shops in SLC, like Level Nine Sports?
     
  26. MarzNC

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    There are several places to rent good gear around Park City. But my sense is that Main St is not where you'd find ski shops. Parking is a lot easier farther out. The bus system in Park City is quite good, so locals never drive. They even take the bus with ski boots on. I spent a day with friends skiing Deer Valley in April. One of my ski buddies has a good friend who retired to Park City. She didn't even want us to give her a ride at the end of the day because it would be quicker for her to take the bus since we booted up at the base.

    There are plenty of ski shops in SLC. A lot easier to go shopping with a car. My favorite place to look around is 2nd Tracks, which has consignment stuff as well as new stuff. 2nd Tracks became part of L9 in 2017 and has multiple locations. The big L9 shop in SLC is 12,000 sq ft (you do the math). It's close to the DPS Factory.

    https://www.levelninesports.com/retail/salt-lake-city-utah-ski-shop
     
  27. MarzNC

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    If you are looking at videos of the hike-to terrain, definitely helps to be in decent shape. Although there are little hikes (5-15 min) that are quite fun.

    You might enjoy these trip reports by a man from upstate NY. He skied Alta and Snowbird for the first time this season. Also did a guided tour up Mt. Superior. Although he went during late season (late Mar, mid-May), he caught powder storms both trips.

    http://forum.nyskiblog.com/Alta-Snowbird-March-30-April-1-2019-tp4148393.html
    http://forum.nyskiblog.com/Snowbird-May-18-19-2019-with-a-little-Alta-tp4151007.html

    http://forum.nyskiblog.com/3-31-19-Reflecting-on-a-BIG-day-on-Mount-Superior-tp4148727.html
     
  28. Barras

    Barras Hard Yards

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    If you get the chance you have to go to Ski Trucks https://www.skitrucks.com/ this place is amazing, thousands and thousands of skis, but don't expect to see any good gear, the owner buys entire ski shops and then stores it in his warehouse, the only problem with the L9 stores is they don't have the stock in store that they do on their website, so you cant check the website out and then got to the store and pickup what you wanted.