I feel like I’ve been asking this question for 20 years. It doesn’t seem right to me that I’ve never been able to find an answer to this question. Sure, I’ve hit all the important spots in the area but I feel that I still need some help from someone who’s been there.
In the winter of 2011, I decided that it was finally time to write a guide for the first-time skier or snow enthusiast who’s visiting the area. It’s an adventure waiting to happen but there are a few things you need to know first. You can follow my advice in this article and have an enjoyable time but it’s up to you to make the most of it.
The first step is to pick the right mountain for you. It’s a common mistake for people to visit Sundance and immediately want to go skiing. That’s not the case though; you need to take the time to find the right mountain for you. There are many great mountains in the area and you should try out a few before you make a decision. It’s also good to know that many of these mountains are offering day passes so you don’t have to rent a car to explore.
The next step is to choose the right snowboarding style for you. There are many different styles of snowboarding and you should try out a few. You should also be aware that not all the mountains are created equal and some are much more difficult than others. You need to find out what your own personal rating is for the mountain so that you can properly prepare for the challenge. Doing a little research will give you an idea of what to expect and it’ll make the whole process more enjoyable. Don’t be afraid to try something new either; after all, that’s what makes it fun. One thing’s for sure, you’re not going to grow stale in this sport. It will keep changing and evolving as long as people keep having fun.
Last but not least, we have terrain parks. You won’t find any triple-vertical slabs in a typical resort but you will find small freeride ones. There are also a lot of ramps, boxes, and off-piste freeride terrain which is perfect for novices. Just make sure you learn how to ski freeride first before you go off-piste. It’s all about having fun and being safe, that’s the key mantra to keep in mind.
After you complete your basic training, it’s time to graduate to the next level. There are several great resorts in the area that are worth exploring; you just have to know where to look. If you follow my instructions in this article, I’m sure you’ll enjoy yourself but it’s also up to you to make the most of it. Have fun!
In case you did want to know the exact location of the Sundance Resort, it’s 39.594822, -109.846389. Put the decimal point in between the 9’s and you’ll have the exact coordinates. That’s pretty precise, huh?