Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday September 24, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Rocky Mountains Impreza Club
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Chapters > Rocky Mountains Impreza Club Forum -- RMIC

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-11-2010, 10:56 AM   #1
rinsed
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 167870
Join Date: Dec 2007
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: boston, ma
Vehicle:
2007 STI
UGM

Default Utah Skiing!

I am making my way over to Park City next Monday for a week of skiing and b-day shenanigans with two of my buddies. I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am. I am a die hard east coast skier, and after making my way to CO last year I got a taste for Rocky mountain pow!

I had a few questions and was wondering if you can help me out. First off, is it worth buying E tix online before arriving at the resort? We are staying at The Canyons, but I have always wanted to go to Snowbird so I was thinking a day trip may be in order. When i was in CO, we stopped at a local ski shop and they had a ticket machine for multi-mountain passes. Is it the same in UT?

Also, what is the main difference in drinking laws? Is park City a party town? We are going to celebrate my buddies' 30th's and i'm sure we are gonna set aside one night to get festive Any suggestions on a good place for dinner and drinks?

And finally, looking at the long term weather forecasts, it is looking like we may get soe nice powder days Are there any local weather sites that you locals use for better forecasts?

Guys thanks in advance for your help! Wish I could have brought the subie along
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
rinsed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 11:12 AM   #2
JON-E25WRX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 225389
Join Date: Sep 2009
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Sandy, UT
Vehicle:
03 wrx, MBP 08V
rotated 35r VOLTEX bugeye

Default

i usually check msn for daily forcasts
JON-E25WRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 11:31 AM   #3
chongl
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 187694
Join Date: Aug 2008
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Socal (SD and 626)
Vehicle:
2009 GTX3076 WRX
520whp on E85

Default

I just went if you dig up my post. Snobird was terrible for us. Super icy and the conditions just sucked.

For cheap tickets, stop by Canyons Sports in SLC...we saved close to $100 by buying our tickets there compared to at the resorts.
chongl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 11:44 AM   #4
SkiWrex
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 142559
Join Date: Mar 2007
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Utah
Vehicle:
02 PSM
Wagon VF39'd

Default

The snow has sucked this season, all the good storms are pounding the east coast. But we might be getting some storms next week when you get here.
SkiWrex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 11:46 AM   #5
rinsed
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 167870
Join Date: Dec 2007
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: boston, ma
Vehicle:
2007 STI
UGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chongl View Post
I just went if you dig up my post. Snobird was terrible for us. Super icy and the conditions just sucked.

For cheap tickets, stop by Canyons Sports in SLC...we saved close to $100 by buying our tickets there compared to at the resorts.
Bummer about Snowbird being icy They are saying weather patterns will drastically shift towards the end of this wek and the end of the month looks stormy... Hopefully we luck out.

That thread was very helpful... especially with restaurant suggestions. And I will check out Canyons Sports. In CO Vail, Keystone, Breck and Copper (?) were all owned by the same company so multi-mountain passes were super convenient.
rinsed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 11:48 AM   #6
rinsed
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 167870
Join Date: Dec 2007
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: boston, ma
Vehicle:
2007 STI
UGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SkiWrex View Post
The snow has sucked this season, all the good storms are pounding the east coast. But we might be getting some storms next week when you get here.
Fingers crossed. Coming out to UT and not getting to experience the world famous powder would suck The storms over here were good, but high winds and a big thaw next week will bring back east coast woes.
rinsed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 11:51 AM   #7
aclver1
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 114177
Join Date: May 2006
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: SLC utah
Vehicle:
2004 Impreza 2.5rs
70 Datsun Fairlady

Default

You might be better off going to Colorado again. It seems the storms are going around us and hitting them. We don't have that much snow right now and it's bee a while since we've had a good one.
aclver1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 12:12 PM   #8
rinsed
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 167870
Join Date: Dec 2007
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: boston, ma
Vehicle:
2007 STI
UGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aclver1 View Post
You might be better off going to Colorado again. It seems the storms are going around us and hitting them. We don't have that much snow right now and it's bee a while since we've had a good one.
Too late for that... gonna have to do the snow dance this week. Although, I do have a good feeling about next week A few good shots of snow and it should be nice. Hell I'm from the east so I'm sure I'll have fun regardless
rinsed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 12:42 PM   #9
chongl
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 187694
Join Date: Aug 2008
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Socal (SD and 626)
Vehicle:
2009 GTX3076 WRX
520whp on E85

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rinsed View Post
Bummer about Snowbird being icy They are saying weather patterns will drastically shift towards the end of this wek and the end of the month looks stormy... Hopefully we luck out.

That thread was very helpful... especially with restaurant suggestions. And I will check out Canyons Sports. In CO Vail, Keystone, Breck and Copper (?) were all owned by the same company so multi-mountain passes were super convenient.
I'll keep that in mind...CO is the destination in a year or 2
chongl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 01:16 PM   #10
UT_Evo
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 78604
Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: SLC
Vehicle:
2008 STi
Black

Default

Yeah, the snow this season has been horrible. I haven't even been yet because everyone has said how icy it has been, and I'm spoiled and hate icy boarding. Plus, I suck too much to board on ice

Park City is a rich "town" It's like the 90210 of Utah. Liquor can only be bought at liquor stores and only M-Saturday before 10 pm. You can get drinks at bars and restaurant until 1am. There's less alcohol in everything you get here, but it costs the same. Otherwise I don't think there's much weird to the laws.

As for where to eat and drink, it depends on what you want to do and how much you want to spend.
UT_Evo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 01:20 PM   #11
Mush04
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 191705
Join Date: Oct 2008
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Nowhere of importance
Vehicle:
2007 Limited STi
Swp

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chongl View Post
I just went if you dig up my post. Snobird was terrible for us. Super icy and the conditions just sucked.
That does suck about Snowbird they are normally my favorite resort, plenty of runs and room, and the snow is usually pretty good, but I haven't been up this season yet. and with no storms bringing enough snow that kinda sucks. haha
Mush04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 02:10 PM   #12
rinsed
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 167870
Join Date: Dec 2007
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: boston, ma
Vehicle:
2007 STI
UGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by UT_Evo View Post
Yeah, the snow this season has been horrible. I haven't even been yet because everyone has said how icy it has been, and I'm spoiled and hate icy boarding. Plus, I suck too much to board on ice

Park City is a rich "town" It's like the 90210 of Utah. Liquor can only be bought at liquor stores and only M-Saturday before 10 pm. You can get drinks at bars and restaurant until 1am. There's less alcohol in everything you get here, but it costs the same. Otherwise I don't think there's much weird to the laws.

As for where to eat and drink, it depends on what you want to do and how much you want to spend.
90210 Love it! Well, I was gonna stay at Snowbird but being that this is a b-day trip, the guys wanted a bit of nightlife I generally don't drink much when i ski, because being hungover on the chairlift is rough... We are gonna do one half day so that I can rehydrate and sleep in

I had a look at the other thread and have gotten some good ideas on where to grub. Lot's of Mexican options... a bit unexpected but me likey!
rinsed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 02:19 PM   #13
SkiWrex
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 142559
Join Date: Mar 2007
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Utah
Vehicle:
02 PSM
Wagon VF39'd

Default

Porcupine Pub and Grill is pretty dam good, and it's right at the mouth of Big Cottonwood canyon which is nice.
SkiWrex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 04:06 PM   #14
907Bum
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 183634
Join Date: Jul 2008
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: At the "B"
Vehicle:
02 wrx/ 92 ss
Booze fueled :)

Default

Utah skiing has sucked this winter

End Thread!
907Bum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 04:08 PM   #15
rinsed
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 167870
Join Date: Dec 2007
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: boston, ma
Vehicle:
2007 STI
UGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SkiWrex View Post
Porcupine Pub and Grill is pretty dam good, and it's right at the mouth of Big Cottonwood canyon which is nice.
I'll make sure to check it out

OK, gonna do 3 day online discount tix to Canyons. Gonna keep my options open to do another resort one or two days. If you guys have any recommendations, feel free to chime in.

And someone who is more of an optimist has to have good news on the weather

thanks again!
rinsed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 04:09 PM   #16
rinsed
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 167870
Join Date: Dec 2007
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: boston, ma
Vehicle:
2007 STI
UGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 907Bum View Post
Utah skiing has sucked this winter

End Thread!
that's not the optimism I have been looking for
rinsed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 04:27 PM   #17
medamullet
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 99442
Join Date: Oct 2005
Chapter/Region: International
Location: Man of Mystery
Vehicle:
2006 SGM STI
I'm on CORN YO!

Default

You are talking to people who are use to GOOD snow. Even our worst day in Utah is better than anything you ski back east. Our mountains are huge, runs are long. Even if it's all tracked out the groomed runs aren't bad.
medamullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 05:23 PM   #18
Scoobyniteowl
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 84691
Join Date: Apr 2005
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Saratoga Springs, Utah USA
Vehicle:
05 STI Stg II
CGM/...03 PSM,R.I.P

Default

IMHO, skiing/boarding trips should be planned after the President holidays here. By that time the mountains should have a good enough base that just about everything is covered, opennig that much more terrain. Also, the spring storms dump on the mountains and the snow is still nice and dry. I have alwasy found that the best skiing is around that time.
Scoobyniteowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 05:26 PM   #19
gerrardallam
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 234595
Join Date: Jan 2010
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Salt Lake City, Ut
Vehicle:
1995 Subaru Legacy

Default bad ass skiing

We're glad to see you have chosen the greatest snow on earth to celebrate your friend's birthday and shred the best snow around. www.skiutah.com is a really good website for local everything having to do with local skiing and snowboarding. Also check out canyonsports.com its a local rental shop with many different locations. My advice to you is to rent your gear in the valley it will be cheaper than up in PC. also buy all your ski lift tickets at local ski shops such as canyon sports or others... you 'll save quite a bit of money especially on The Canyon's passes you'll save something like 17 or 18 dollars on each ticket for PC resorts and like 5 to 9 on the cottonwood resorts ( Brighton, Solitude, Alta and Snowbird) The cottonwoods have more snow and usually get more when the systems move through and dump the white gold.
PCPD are pretty lenient on most rules but still keep your distance you never know they could screw things up. Try to hit up snowbasin while your here its a bit out of the way but it straight up awesomeness, a diamond in the rough for sure. hope this helped man . peace and keep your tips up
gerrardallam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 06:03 PM   #20
08WhiteRex
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 187453
Join Date: Aug 2008
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Denver, CO
Vehicle:
2012 Mulletmobile

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gerrardallam View Post
We're glad to see you have chosen the greatest snow on earth to celebrate your friend's birthday and shred the best snow around. www.skiutah.com is a really good website for local everything having to do with local skiing and snowboarding. Also check out canyonsports.com its a local rental shop with many different locations. My advice to you is to rent your gear in the valley it will be cheaper than up in PC. also buy all your ski lift tickets at local ski shops such as canyon sports or others... you 'll save quite a bit of money especially on The Canyon's passes you'll save something like 17 or 18 dollars on each ticket for PC resorts and like 5 to 9 on the cottonwood resorts ( Brighton, Solitude, Alta and Snowbird) The cottonwoods have more snow and usually get more when the systems move through and dump the white gold.
PCPD are pretty lenient on most rules but still keep your distance you never know they could screw things up. Try to hit up snowbasin while your here its a bit out of the way but it straight up awesomeness, a diamond in the rough for sure. hope this helped man . peace and keep your tips up
lol not from my experience...
08WhiteRex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 07:01 PM   #21
rinsed
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 167870
Join Date: Dec 2007
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: boston, ma
Vehicle:
2007 STI
UGM

Default

gerrardallam, thanks for the advice! I will make sure to check out the website and get the tix from the local shops. I will be bringing my own equipment so I won't need rentals, but I wouldn't mind doing a demo on some super wide powder skis if the conditions are right. Oh and Snowbasin is now on my list

And we certainly chose Utah for the snow quality. I know that you guys are spoiled out there, and even if I'm not in knee/waist/neck deep powder I will still be able to enjoy the views and terrain. I usually plan my trips for the end of February when I know the base is good, but my two buddies are turning 30 on the same day.

And I hope I woun't get in trouble with local authorities Although honestly, I don't plan on getting too too rowdy
rinsed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 07:14 PM   #22
08WhiteRex
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 187453
Join Date: Aug 2008
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Denver, CO
Vehicle:
2012 Mulletmobile

Default

just don't be driving around or yelling a lot and they shouldn't bother you too much. But it's a wicked small town, and it's not beyond them to pull you over because they've seen you more than once that night.
08WhiteRex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 07:17 PM   #23
Not-EWRX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 158043
Join Date: Aug 2007
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: SLC
Vehicle:
2013 Wrx Hatch
SWP

Default

I'll give you the low down. Really depends on what you want to ride.

Snowbird on a pow day (I personally wouldn't be caught anywhere else in the world)
On non pow days snowbird is horribly icy, crowded, boring, and full of yuppies.

If it isn't a pow day it really depends on if you ride park or not. If you do PC, Canyons are your best bet. I ride brighton right now but they don't have any jumps.

If you don't ride park, Snowbasin, solitude.
Not-EWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 08:32 PM   #24
rinsed
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 167870
Join Date: Dec 2007
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: boston, ma
Vehicle:
2007 STI
UGM

Default

Yeah no park for me. I stay in the trees a lot here in the east. I like challenging terrain and natural features.

Looking at the Solitude and Snowbasin websites. Wow, you guys have it good over there!
rinsed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 09:30 PM   #25
gerrardallam
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 234595
Join Date: Jan 2010
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Salt Lake City, Ut
Vehicle:
1995 Subaru Legacy

Default Pcpd

that sucks 08WhiteRex you must of dealt with the dickweeds in force . Two of my friends were caught with a certain illegal plant and all they did was take it away from them and sent them on their way.
gerrardallam is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
T3h Official Utah Subies in Utah Thread Dragicon Member's Car Gallery 93 11-17-2009 02:32 AM
Ski Rack Ski Rack get your Ski Rack ilovescooby SWIC Private Classifieds 6 11-04-2008 07:28 PM
Avalanche Ski Resort - Park City, Utah WRSport Off-Topic 32 01-20-2005 12:13 PM
Blue Mountain Ski Area February 8th or 9th Subaru FREE Skiing Weekend!! KevinWRX Tri-State Area Forum 33 02-08-2003 07:35 PM
OT: Skiing - Ski bindings - Snow and ski shop recomendation tnbd New England Impreza Club Forum -- NESIC 2 12-13-2001 12:33 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.