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Ogden, Utah

February 29-March 7, 2020
Price: $1950

Powder Skiing

Join the Harford Ski Club as we return to Utah to ski Powder Mountian and Snowbasin.
We will be staying at the Courtyard by Marriott in Ogden. There are several options for dining and activities as the hotel is one block from historic 25th street. A full breakfast is included daily at the Marriott.

Ogden, Utah

We will have three consecutive day lift ticket at Powder Mountain (Sun-Tue); and two consecutive day ticket at Snow Basin (Thur-Fri). One pre-scheduled round trip transportation via private bus to the resorts on these days is included in the package price. Public transportation is an alternative option for those not wanting to take the private bus. Wednesday is a day off or a possible day trip to Solitude.

Powder Trees

Powder Mountain with over 8,000 acres of skiable terrain, is one of North America's largest ski areas. This is the place if you want endless powder or untouched corduroy.

Even on the busiest day, you may only find one skier per two acres of terrain. Almost 3,000 acres is a traditional lift served resort with an abundance of groomed trails and powder runs. The remaining 5,000 acres is nirvana for powder hounds.

Newcomers sometimes missed the best runs for their level of skiing and shredding so a team of locals was recruited to share their knowledge. Guests may choose from a free orientation over groomed cruisers with a Mountain Host or a day with a Mountain Adventure Pro making fresh tracks through secret glades, chutes & open bowls. After a few runs with a Pro or Host, guests naturally feel part of the Powder Mountain family.

Snow Basin

Snowbasin Resort offer ski and snowbaord terrain for all ability levels. Our 106 trails are designated as 10% beginner, 60% intermediate, 30% advanced (although this may not seem apparent upon arrival!). Our Base Area elevation is 6316 feet above sea level and Mount Ogden summit elevation is 9570 feet above sea level.

Snowbasin ski resort hosted the Downhill and Super G events at the 2002 Olympics, which provides some indication of the terrain. With over 3000 feet of vertical, top to bottom lift infrastructure, plenty of pitch, and wide open highway runs, Snowbasin can be a real leg burner. A whopping 64 percent of the trails are rated for advanced and expert skiers, and this doesn’t include the many off-piste areas through powder bowls and gladed areas. The low percentages of terrain for beginners and intermediates doesn’t equate to inadequate terrain for these ability levels, because the resort is quite large at 3000 skiable acres. And with small crowds spread across all this space, it sometimes feels completely deserted, particularly midweek. This is an advantage for powderhounds as fresh lines can last for several days after a storm. 

Orientation to the ski resort is easy considering that the terrain is essentially spread across one face. The ski area can be loosely divided into three vertical sections: Strawberry; Needles; and John Paul/ Allen’s Peak. The Strawberry section is serviced by a fast gondola, the Strawberry Express. The trees are relatively sparse, and much of the terrain is bowls for intermediate and advanced riders. The Needles section encompasses the original terrain prior to the Olympics expansion. The trails are wide and get progressive gentler as they near the base. The John Paul/Allen’s Peak section is serviced by the John Paul Express quad lift and the Mt. Allen Tram. This is where the Olympic downhill course zipped down the incredibly steep trails. The terrain is gnarly and predominantly for experts, with lots of tree skiing. Expert terrain in the form of chutes, cliffs, and cornices ring the resort above the lift serviced runs. 

For more info contact:
Trip Leader; Anne Webb - annemwebb@verizon.net - 302-540-6937
Deposit for trip is $600 and dues

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Harford Ski Club, P.O. Box 726
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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Needles lodge at Snow Basin

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