Best place to go for big dumps

by: isaac reule - Apr 8, 2009

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

    Pros: 500-700 inches of snow a year

    Cons: can get skied out and icy a few days after snowfall

    Recommended For: Singles

    Date Visited: Feb 1, 2009

Full review

I have had my best riding the days it dumps at snowbird. They get a ton of storms coming thru that dump 2 to 5 feet of snow at a time. You need to stay at the resort when it snows since the road closes often and makes for the best days when everybody from salt lake can't come up there. Snowbird has a ton of steeps. cliffs and trees to ski. The tram to the top gives you good lines in every direction. If it gets icy in the front then go to mineral basin in the back for better snow. Snowbird also has some great backcountry runs accessible off of Gad 2 lift in scottys bowl. Little Cottonwood Canyon is the most avalanche prone area in the lower 48 so bring you avalanche gear. Its April 7 today and they have 550 inches with 2 feet more in the forecast. Where else that has dry snow has that much besides snowbird's neighbors alta and solitude. Ride Utah