Having grown up in Colorado, I have not often yearned to ski outside of the state. With Vail, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Keystone, A-Basin and other resorts a short drive away, why bother? Well, this spring I realized why people travel to Utah to ski.
A friend of mine organized a little group to meet up in Utah. Two homes in an area called Coalville, about a 20 minute drive to the resorts, acted as our home base. Four of our five days there provided abundant sunshine. Spring skiing conditions graced our days at Park City, Utah and the Canyons, as well as a small resort called Powder Mountain. Fortunately, it snowed a few nights while we were there! We woke up to light, fluffy powder that was so much fun to ski in.
A gondola connected Park City and Canyons resorts. If you are ambitious or a very fast skier, you could cover both resorts in one day. We spent two days at Park City and one at Canyons. The varied terrain allowed everyone in our group to enjoy time on the mountain. Gentle slopes kept the beginners occupied, and the experts sought out the more narrow, bumpy runs. A few of us intermediate skiers (ahem) might have gotten caught on those narrow runs, but everyone made it down, and no one got hurt!
Given the opportunity to return to Utah, I would definitely say yes!