Where the Big Boys Play Off-Piste

by: Tommy T - Jan 15, 2012

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 3
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 1
  • Nightlife 1

    Pros: Accessible Expert Off-Piste Terrain

    Cons: Not Much Other Than Expert Off-Piste Terrain

    Recommended For: Singles, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2012

Full review

The headwall of Mineral Basin; the stuff on the face of Mt. Baldy; the Peruvian Cirque (mid and upper); the far end of Road to Provo and all the stuff beyond; and that's all still not mentioning what lies beyond the boundary, down-canyon from Gad Valley. All of it in Wasatch Powder. That's all why SnowBird is top 10 in the U.S. for the expert. The family is left with some over-used blues like Chip's Run and the stuff under the various Gad lifts.

2012 isn't off to a good start in Utah, but even so, experts will find the good stuff up high and on north exposures. The intermediates are really the ones who lose out with a few icy, overused groomers.