egibbons Posted February 10, 2010 Report Share Posted February 10, 2010 The other day I got off from school/work early. I had the evening to kill, so I figured I ought to visit my routes and see how Powder Mountain night skiing has evolved in the last 10 years. Well, to nobody's surprise it was pretty much the same, down to the McDonalds style tables in the lodge. However, what did surprise me was the snow and grooming quality. Even at 4PM, there was still fresh corduroy on Kwik Draw. I appreciated the fact that the run was steep and maintained a good grade all the way to the bottom, unlike most of the runs at PC-area resorts where you ride on flat until a bit of drop and then more flat until the bottom of the lift (Silver Queen, most of the stuff off of King Con, Tycoon, etc.) I had a ball, and as I have thought about it, I wonder what the rest of the mountain is like. Does anybody carve there? I asked the lifties if they ever see anyone go through on an alpine rig, and they said it is few and far between. If anyone does ride there, is the rest of the mountain suitable for carving, and what is the grooming like? One more, I know the mountain is pretty empty in comparison to PC, but are there enough good carving runs to spread the few people out? I will likely buy a day pass and see what the rest of the mountain is like during my spring break (cheap midweek passes for locals), but I was just wondering what everyone's consensus is. Or is Snowbasin a better choice? I just figure that I am sick of the 1hr+ drive to PC when Snowbasin is 30 minutes from my home and Powder is 47 minutes. Plus, after 7 years at PC, I am thinking of changing it up. Nothing against PC and the ski-tourism in industry in Utah. The taxes generated from that revenue keeps the state alive and pays for my tuition... Still, Monday's excursion was the best $15 I spent all season. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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