There's a reason the Utah license plates say "Greatest Snow on Earth" -- the skiing in Utah is Epic.
I love sking in Tahoe and Colorado but I have to say the combination of great snow, great resorts, easy travel, and generally nice weather make Utah my favorite place to ski.
The Mr., me, and three of his friends spent three wonderful days tearing up the slopes of Utah.
The first day we went to Park City Mountain Resort. This is a fun, historic resort and we had beautiful weather there.
Mr. and me on the slopes with Park City (the town) below us:
Me and "the boys" at Park City (I was the only girl on the trip, ha!)
After skiing we had Pizza and Beers at Davanza's in Park City. Total dive, but good food and great prices.
We spent the second day at The Canyons in Park City. I'd never been to The Canyons but I was BLOWN away. It's an amazing resort. It's huge with a wide variety of terrain and great snow. If you ski one place in Utah, make it The Canyons, seriously.
The Mr. and I skied non-stop from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM and still didn't cover all the terrain. I was so in love with the slopes there I literally could not stop skiing. I'd love to go back to The Canyons for several days.
The Canyons also has fun base area where several gondolas and chairlifts meet up with outdoor dining and music.
At night we back the Sheraton in Downtown Salt Lake where we were staying and then went out to dinner at Chanon Thai Food. We had wanted to go the famous Red Iguana but the lines were too crazy, so we settled for Thai. It was solid Thai Food but the service was so slow, we almost ate our arms.
On day three I really wanted to go a fun little resort called Brighton, but the Mr's friends wanted to go to Snow Basin, so we ended up going there. Snow Basin has great intermediate and expert terrain, but unfortunately there was super high winds that day so several gondolas and parts of the mountain were closed. And many of the runs that were open had poor visibility due to the low clouds and snow blowing up from the winds. So I didn't do as much skiing at Snow Basin as I did on the other days.
I did, however, spend a couple hours drinking beers in the luxury lodges with the Mr...
And the crazy boys...
We did dinner and microbrews at the Beer Hive Pub in Downtown Salt Lake. We did some bar hopping but we liked the Beer Hive the best of any place we found. They have a giant beer menu and some fun local brews on tap (note: all local brews were under 4% alcohol due to local Utah liquor laws I guess).
All and all we had an epic ski trip and I cannot wait to ski utah again!
PS- Another one crossed off the list!
Mondays with Manny
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