alta ski area

  1. M

    Utah Peruvian or Goldminer's daughter?

    Sorry in advance if this specific type inquiry isn't allowed. Headed to a conference beginning of Feb at the Alta Lodge but it's sold out. I need to be walking distance since it's 7am class. Goldminer's daughter or Pervuian? Any other suggestions? There's about $400 difference for the 4 night...
  2. Olesya C

    Comparison Review Demo day at Alta, April 2019

    I was fortunate to be at Alta during their spring demo day today. The demoing is free, just have to fill out a form with your information and give them a credit card number at the registration tent. About me: 6'1" tall, weight is probably somewhere between 185-190 pounds currently, advanced...
  3. Tricia

    Best tip jar sign

    Every once in a while I see a really creative tip jar sign that makes me want to put a little extra in the in This one was seen at Watson lodge at mid station Alta Next time you're at Alta, help the old ladies out. :D *Share fun tip jar signs you see along the way.
  4. focker

    Utah Utah first timer advice

    Couple of questions I was hoping to get answered. For SLC should Powmow and Snowbasin be planned as essentially their own trip? I see lodging can be found between the two for fairly good pricing on VRBO type sites. That makes doing 2 days at each of these hills very tempting. There seems to...
  5. G

    Utah Comparison of the Cottonwoods?

    I apologize if I missed this if answered in earlier thread, but I’m wondering if someone could give a Pugski-style breakdown of the 4 cottonwood resorts. I have an IKON pass this year and will be able to ride at least 2/4. I’d like to try my hand at the more moderate off-piste stuff because...
  6. Jim Kenney

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Northern Rockies Road Trip: Part 1, Utah and Jackson

    This is a recap of a successful roadtrip I made through the Northern Rockies with my wife and son over the span of about three weeks in March 2018. I used the Mountain Collective Pass (MCP) and covered 2,000 mi while resort-hopping from Salt Lake City to Calgary. We skied at eight excellent ski...
  7. speedster

    Utah Tips for first-timers in Utah/SLC?

    We're visiting SLC for the week heading into the MLK weekend. Any tips for us first-timers out there? Best ski areas to ski in, best rental shops for good/cheap demos, what skis to bring -- wide, easy flexing skis because there will be lots of soft snow on-piste in Jan or regular carving skis...
  8. blackke17

    Utah 2018-19 Utah Weather and Stoke

    First snow of the season last night at Alta - wont be long now!!!
  9. dovski

    Utah Alta - where to stay slopeside

    hi All, Planning a guys trip to Alta and looking for a place to stay preferably slope side, but open to cool places nearby too. There are four of us so appreciate recommendations. Thanks, Dov
  10. Philpug

    Brighton and Thredbo added to Ikon Pass

    IKON PASS ANNOUNCES UNPARALLELED ACCESS TO UTAH WITH THE ADDITION OF SOLITUDE MOUNTAIN RESORT AND BRIGHTON RESORT Now Offering Five Destinations in Utah DENVER, CO, August 27, 2018 – Ikon Pass holders now have access to nearly 10,000 acres of terrain in Utah between Deer Valley Resort, Alta...
  11. jmills115

    Pugski at Alta

    A smooth 6 Miles today at Atla with temps in the 50s at the start to remind mrsjmills why I have been buying ski gear all summer
  12. Wasatchman

    Park City Record article about IKON pass

    Link to article is below: Thoughts/comments as it is another perspective on a recent thread on a Bloomberg article related to Vail/Whistler? As I have mentioned in other posts, I am concerned...
  13. F

    Utah No cheap lodging in Alta/Snowbird

    Hello, Im planning a trip for next year to Alta/Snowbird around February and every hotel is either $500+ or 15 miles away. $500 is way above my budget for a hotel. Usually the hotels I stay in are 200 or less. I've been to Jackson and Whistler and in both places had hotels that I could afford...
  14. Andrew Pitts

    Ikon Pass Details Are Out

    Hot off the presses! All the details: Edit: Add full press release IKON PASS ANNOUNCES THREE NEW PARTNERS, ACCESS, PRICE & BENEFITS FOR WINTER 2018-2019 SkiBig3, Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Sugarbush Resort Join the Ikon...
  15. BobMc

    Utah Little Cottonwood Canyon 2017-2018, Reports, Pics, and Banter

    Today was the first day of operations for Snowbird, Alta has chosen to not open until conditions improve. The first day of the season started optimistically enough, I got up early and had plans on hitting the Bird about 7:45. I knew that wouldn't put me anywhere near the front of the line but...
  16. S

    SLC Resorts or?

    Running low on time and wanting to get something in the books for this seasons ski trip! I've searched and searched and searched some more, from Europe to Canada and all over the US. Still can't really decide. I'm now kinda leaning toward flying into SLC, quick non stop from Charlotte and...
  17. VON

    For Those Who Fly - Colorado & Utah

    As someone who recently moved to the East Coast of the US for work, I am no longer a short drive away from my mountain, and I am forced to try and "plan ahead" on my ski trips. Anyone have thoughts/experience on what is the best skiing a human can do as close as possible to the Denver or Salt...
  18. rickg

    Utah Alta Snowbird advice?

    Hello all, Starting to plan a trip to Utah. Want to stay in Alta Snowbird area. Anyone have a suggestion for a reasonable on mountain condo? We may or may not have a car, so would like to walk to lift or be right on shuttle line. Of course ski in ski out would be great, but probably out of...
  19. Beartown

    Utah Alta/Snowbird Unofficial Guides?

    Does anyone have access to the unofficial guides for Alta and Snowbird that used to exist on EpicSki? I used them last season to acquaint myself with the resorts, and they really mapped out a nice approach to skiing these places. I have an upcoming trip with a couple of LCC noobs, and wanted...
  20. Uncle Louie

    2018 Utah Gathering Lodging

    2018 Gathering Lodging & Transportation thread. Something new this year….a thread about lodging. It is designed to give first timers to Utah a little insight and perhaps give us all a way to better connect after skiing (for those in SLC mostly) and PERHAPS organize some carpools. For those of...