by: powderhound - 16th April 2008

  • 5
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 2Nightlife
  • 4Terrain Park
  • Value
Awesome pow, no lift lines, cat riding
Far from lodging

Full review

Went down to Utah on a weekend trip in late February. First day was spent at Snowbasin which was pretty nice. But, it can't touch Powder Mountain. We had about a foot of fresh and it was everywhere. The terrain is huge. Whatever you want it's there. The groomers looked good so any beginners can stay busy most of the day. The park looked good nice big jumps and good rails. The pipe was kind of weak but people don't come there to ride pipe and for good reason. Powder country is great you just bomb off past the fence and go where you want and end up at the highway and wait for the bus. The bus ride was really chill with everyone talking about how their run went as the bus huffs and puffs trying to pull the steep road back up. Then you can get off the bus catch a short lift ride to the shuttlecat to Lightning Ridge. $10 a run what a deal. Lightning Ridge is the sickest run I've probably ever had bowls,cliffs,chutes,steeps, what do you want? They got it. The lifties are really cool and it's hard to tell who's a liftie and who isn't because they don't have to where uniforms or cut there hair and you can tell that they're just as stoked about the place as you are. Far better than some robot who just bumps chairs and hates his job that you get at the swankier resorts. I can't speak for the lodges because I was drinking Gatorade and eating Powerbars on the lift, no time to go in. Powder Mountain is old school and that's the way it should stay. I'm going back 4sho. Stayed in Ogden which sucks for nightlife but the hotels are relatively cheap. About a 40 minute drive Oh, and I didn't heed the warnings from people. If your driving from out of state, import your own beer because 3.2 beer sucks. All in all if you get a chance blow all the big names and head to Powder it doesn't dissapoint.
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