A great resort-but too dang many people

by: tourist from Texas - Jan 21, 2009

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 3
  • Nightlife 5

    Pros: Beautiful, historic, great terrain

    Cons: too many people, too much $

    Recommended For: Singles

    Date Visited: Mar 1, 2008

Full review

I have a timeshare in Eden, near Powder Mountain.
I did a little horse-trading, and ended up with a pair of lift tickets to Park City.

I knew that we'd see bigger crowds than Snowbasin or Powder Mountain, so I went on a Wednesday
in March. This was spring break week for Texans.

After waiting 15 minutes to get on a 6-person high speed lift, I was ready to ski. My wait was lengthened by the people who paid extra so that they can cut in line with their "fast track" pass. $80 for a lift ticket, and people get to cut me. Plus I had to pay $6 to put my boots in a basket.

I found the skiing to be stressful, as there were people everywhere. I am used to having most of the slope to myself at
Powder and much less people at Snowbasin.

Food was pretty good, but quite expensive. Not as good as Snowbasin, but good.

In a nutshell, I can spend $20/less a lift ticket at Snowbasin, deal with far smaller crowds, have an equivalent skiing experience, and get a great meal for less money. I