Want to know the best snowboarding in Utah? Well, that depends… CAUTION!
Let’s find the best snowboarding in Utah for YOU specifically! You don’t want to end up going to the wrong place on the right day! So what type of snowboarding you’re looking for? Do you want the most powder? Do you want the sweetest park? How about the most vertical feet, or shortest lift lines with powder that lasts all week? The most natural terrain?
Here’s the top five best snowboarding in Utah (and why)
1. Snowbird on a POW day :
If you know it’s going to snow over 10 inches, you’ll want to be at Snowbird. It is already known as the best snowboarding in Utah for a reason! It has all the natural, steep deep terrain you could ever want with TONS of vertical feet. The runs take 10 to 2o minutes just to get down, and that’s if you’re bombing down crazy fast! The one thing you have to watch out for is the crowded times. If it gets fresh powder on a Saturday, the whole place will be “tracked out” before 2pm, so get there early! With a super fast tram that takes 125 people up to the very top every 7 minutes, people are literally RUNNING and racing each other to get to the fresh zones! But hey, it’s WORTH it!
2. Park City on a “park day” :
If it hasn’t snowed in a couple days and there’s no powder anywhere near, get to Park City! If you’re all about a park, then for you Park City would be the best snowboarding in Utah! The snowboard park there is amazing and super fun at all experience levels. They usually have THREE different snowboard parks. Park City Resort is actually HUGE, but a lot of riders haven’t even been on many of the runs, except where the parks are, because the parks are so fun, and keep you entertained all day!
3. Brighton on a Pow Day (or night riding):
Brighton is always there for you, like a loyal dependable friend! Cheaper tickets, backcountry hiking, fun pow runs, and even a fun park. I’ve had some amazing powder days and will always love Brighton because you can get there late in the day and still get to shred for hours because of their night-riding! Many many professional snowboarders have come out of Brighton Resort too. If you ask the “newschool younger shreds”, they will tell you it’s the best snowboarding in Utah!
4. Snow Basin or Powder Mountain on a “pow week”:
The great thing about these two resorts are that they KEEP powder. So after Snowbird is tracked out, you can go to Brighton, or just speed straight to these resorts, because there is WAY less of a crowd, so it doesn’t get tracked out very fast. They both have good natural terrain and really cool down-to-earth people! These resorts are a little further from SLC or the airport than I would like, but sometimes it’s worth the drive! The locals in that area, (an hour north of SLC), also think it’s the best snowboarding in Utah!
5. The Canyons on a park day:
This place is super super fun with a good crew of friends. The park is WAY less crowded than Park City’s parks, but just as well kept. It is a bit smaller, but who cares if you’re mostly rolling through the parks! I hear it’s pretty fun on a powder day, (and if you know where you’re going), but I personally don’t like the fact that you have to take a lift up there from the parking lot, but again, it’s worth it if you have a crew with you, (or you’re trying to get romantic with your shred betty!)