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Snowbird '09 - Big Snowboard Trip...questions for the locals

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Snowbird '09 - Big Snowboard Trip...questions for the locals

Hi, I posted this under captmorgan222's thread, but since his was started over a year ago, I think it was getting lost at the bottom. Anyway...

I'm planning a big snowboard trip to Snowbird in 2009 - we all used to live in Vail/Aspen so we're very seasoned riders. Looking for a good mix of powder and spring riding...do you think March 11-15 would be a good time to go?

Also, I found online that Powder Mountain (north of SLC) has cat and heli-skiing options...does anyone have any experience with that location or know of anywhere closer to Snowbird that offers it?

Lastly (for now!) which are your top three mountains in the area (snowboard friendly of course).

Any other local tips (cheap/good places to eat, things to do in the area, etc.) would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much for your help.

Orem, Utah
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1. Re: Snowbird '09 - Big Snowboard Trip...questions for the locals

Theres a helipad at Snowbirds base with a ski operation running off of it. I think that its Wasatch Powderbirds but I'm not sure. If that isn't it, that is one in the area.

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2. Re: Snowbird '09 - Big Snowboard Trip...questions for the locals

Here's a few tips for you. Yes, checkout powderbird.com for heli information. They operate out of Snowbird but also go elsewhere. The company's been around for a while and is considered reliable.

Another option would be Brighton/Solitude in the next canyon north. Honeycomb Canyon is FABULOUS.

Powder Mountain would be a great adventure. They have ENORMOUS terrain, much of which is served by cat skiing. Between Powder Mountain and Snowbasin you would have two really great options up there (Wolf Mountain would be a third). Powder Mountain and Snowbasin are both hidden gems. Snowbasin was the Olympic downhill venue. I was actually there today (first time since Olympics) in a raging blizzard. They don't get much business, so you're always in for a powder treat. Staying in Ogden would be cheap. We really like Ogden, which is now the home of many major outdoor industry companies.

Have fun.

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3. Re: Snowbird '09 - Big Snowboard Trip...questions for the locals

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