Had a nice week in the area... although, some challenging conditions at times.
Brighton: Presidents Day... was busy, but tolerable. Snow was great, with mostly nice PP conditions. First time here. Enjoyed the terrain, but the lift structure at the base is a little weird. Drove up to Ogden for the evening and hit the hot springs before dark. Had a great dinner at the Marriott restaurant of all places.
Snowbasin: Tuesday... terrible. most lifts closed, poor vis, snow, wind, etc... bolted for the shooting star saloon for burgers and beer, then to Homestead Crater for a nice soak.. alot of fun. I have been here before and was really looking forward to showing off the terrain to the girl, but it'll have to wait til next time. Headed to PC and had another great meal at the High West Distillery.. bought a bunch of whiskey and their amazing lemonade syrup/recipe.
Park City: Wed.... freak windstorm for about 2 hrs, most lifts closed during that time.. then it let up. Snow conditions were OK, PP, a little fluff on top in places... crowds were moderate, except everyone was at the King Con lift when it was the only lift open mid-morning. P.S. I still don't like the mountain layout/terrain/lifts... but had a great time in town, as usual. Bought the lady a nice ring
.. and had another amazing dinner at the Purple Sage.
Sundance: Thurs.... my first time here... extremely variable conditions.. bottom 2/3 of the mtn was pretty close to ice from the rainstorm/wet snow the night before, then it got cold and froze everything... however, the top 1/3 there were some nice PP and even powder conditions in the bowl and thru a few of the aspen grove runs at the top.. which was quite nice. The lady and I really liked the Owl Bar, Foundary Grill, and then has the best massages of our life up at the spa..
I really liked the place, as people were very friendly (not snooty), service was great... and it had a very laid back, and unique vibe. The mountain has some very nice terrain, albeit nothing huge.. but the views and low skier density were great.. The bottom lift was rediculously slow and long, but I suppose that's part why the place has the vibe it does and low density traffic.
Tried to get admin to meet up for a last minute beer when we got into SLC, but couldn't persuade him to get out of his cocoon after skiing all day. Next time for sure...
Not going to post any pics since this is a skiers forum,and most of my shots are scenery and food pictures.
Thanks again for all the tips, guys... appreciate it.