• mcp avatar

    By - visited on 17 March 2011

We were drawn to this resort in Utah for two reasons. It has a heck of a lot of interesting looking terrain (over 7000 skiable acres. That's more than the mighty Vail!) and the lift ticket price is really cheap at $59. This made for the perfect combination to find our feet at the beginning of our 2 week boarding holiday without breaking the bank.

Looking at the resort piste map, you realise that it spreads wide and there are a couple of very interesting areas labelled 'cat skiing' at each side. More research suggests that you can pay extra for a lift up to these areas in a snowplough with a big cab (i.e. the cat), or if you're feeling fit, you can hike a short distance top get to the same area on the left side (Cobabe Canyon). In fact, this is exactly what we did, on many occasions!

Let's cut straight to the chase. We love this resort! It reminds us of other quirky resorts that we love such as Homewood in California. Sure, it doesn't have the posh lodges and the bistro dining that you get at Snowbasin and Deer Valley, but hey are we here to eat or here to board? The latter me thinks. Quality of terrain reigns king and the Cobabe Canyon area with its largely untouched slopes and beautifully spaced trees is about as close to back country skiing you can get in the confines of a serviced resort. Awesome, loved it!