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Snowbasin Resort Reviews

by: mscarrie - 20th February 2009

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  • 1All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 1Family Friendly
  • 1Aprés Ski
  • 1Terrain Park
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My cousin lives close by
Roads not kept clear, trails not clearly marked, expensive food, snobby people

Full review

The most miserable day of skiing ever. The snow was wet and heavy thus too deep for my taste. The terrain had too many uphill areas. could not tell which was the best way to go in the low visibility on poorly marked Y's (we didn't want to end up on a knee-deep black) and when my husband asked THREE different sets of passing skiers which way to go, they blatantly ignored him! The lower half of the mountain was better packed but we were so ready to get off of that mountain. We spent $126 on lift tickets to ski down one time. Our front-wheel drive rental got to the resort fine but getting out was more difficult. The parking lot had bumper high snow, we had to rock back and forth to get out of our parking spot. The snow plows were MIA and we had to dodge around cars (including a resort van) stuck on inclines going out. We had to back down the hill once to get another running start to get out of there. What a relief to leave. These Texans will NEVER return to Snowbasin OR SLC. Red River, NM has very reasonably priced ski-in-ski-out-lodging in a quaint town with friendly people. And their trails are clearly marked at every Y with fencing to block off any surprising trails for non-extreme skiers who would just like to cruise.

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