by: Jill Adler - 29th October 2006

  • 5
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 2Family Friendly
  • 3Nightlife
  • 3Terrain Park
  • Value
Versatile playground, friendly crowd and vibe
Not enuf true beginner terrain

Full review

I can't wait to ski the Bird this season. The Peruvian lift is outta here; replaced with a new high-speed quad and a tunnel at the top that spits you into Mineral Basin. I hope this menas shorter tram lines and sooner openings of Mineral and the Peruvian side of this awesome mountain. The top station of the lift will be located below the steepest Chip's Run pitch, and from there you have the option of sliding through a 600-foot tunnel on a conveyor lift to get to Mineral or heading back to the tram dock. The bonus is that if the tram ever shuts down due to wind, skiers and boarders can still access Peruvian Gulch and Mineral. You’ll be able to predict the storm track more accurately with snowbird's new online snowcam (www.snowbird.com/snowcam). The snowcam provides live shots of the current storm's snow accumulation. The whole scene is lit so you'll be able to see the snow falling at any time of the day or night. Finally, the Cliff Lodge just completed a $5.6 million renovation with new room furnishings, flat screen televisions, bedding, bathroom tile, fixtures and artwork.
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