Are you looking for a true ski experience, just skiers, now snowboarders blind
siding you or snow scraping your favorite steeps with their boards? Well ski
friends, now there are three- that are exclusively your to SKI!
Its interesting that snowboarding is on the decline, and yet in its infancy late
1970s and early 1980s, many “ski resorts’ did not embrace the one-plank
movement, even banning snowboarding on certain trails, or altogether. Then
terrain parks grew as snowboarding did, Burton and Sims led the strong trending
sport with innovation and cool technology. Now our skis have that shaped
technology and rocker features. Skiing is great again, but only these three US
ski resorts hold the line with their snowboard ban:
Alta in Utah is authentic alpine, no snowboarders
allowed, vintage lodges like the original Alta Lodge at the base, and an earthy
ski clientele at lift opening every day. Snowboarder have made the claim that
this is US Forest land – but Alta stand firm on their long standing skier only
mountain mantra. Snowbird is next door if you need a “ride”.
Deer Valley is the ultimate Utah ski resort - its
posh, feels almost private with limited ticket sales daily, offers preeminent
service – like the valet who whisks your skis from your car as you pull in each
morning, and its skiers only. If you are visiting with your family, and you have
one-planker in your pack- send them to next door Park
City Resort where snowboarders are welcome. – and its posh.