Utah Ski Resorts - Local Resource/ Message Board?
December 7, 2017 11:11 AM   Subscribe

I live in Utah and most of the local resorts are now open, but with limited runs + snow making. I'm trying to get a handle on whether it's worth visiting any of the resorts just yet - and if so, what to expect - and am wondering if there's a resource where I can find reports from real folks who have spent a morning/ afternoon/ day at a resort - e.g. "hey I spent the day at Brighton/ totally worth doing/ bit crowded/ mad-made snow's not bad" ?
posted by 7 Minutes of Madness to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total)
I spend winters in Utah and use an app called Mountain Hub. It's getting better as more skiiers find it.
posted by carmicha at 11:58 AM on December 7, 2017

If you are really looking for very up to date conditions reports by civilians I think you might be disappointed. With that said, PugSKI has forums on resorts and they have a grouping function so you can see all the Utah posts.

The community is really friendly and people are itching for the season to start in earnest so I bet they would be receptive to a question along the lines of, "which SLC area resort is in the best shape for an early season visit"?
posted by mmascolino at 12:16 PM on December 7, 2017

For other outdoor activities I've looked on Facebook for public posts and photos from people who just visited the site I'm considering. It's worked pretty well for me.
posted by yohko at 8:20 PM on December 7, 2017

I'm a Utahn and I work in the ski industry. While the skiing is not up to our usual standards around here, there is still lots of fun to be had. If you have a pass, go for it. If nothing else it will get you out of the pollution that builds in the valley during these high pressure systems. If you don't have a pass and are going to be paying full boat for a day lift ticket, I'd maybe save the money and wait for another storm to roll through. I think that skiing is always better than not skiing, but, I also have a season pass and taking my kids skiing every Sunday is just something we do from November to April.

Brighton does have a fair amount of terrain open and for the next two weeks they are doing Quad Wednesdays, where if you bring some warm clothing or food to donate you can get a $25 lift ticket. Pray for snow and I'll see you on the slopes!
posted by trbrts at 7:57 AM on December 8, 2017

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