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Ski runs • Reader picks

Published June 28, 2013 1:01 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Winner

Jupiter Bowl, Park City Mountain Resort • Getting there isn't easy, but once you've worked your way to the back of Park City Mountain Resort, Jupiter Bowl makes it all worthwhile. Whether it's heading down the Main Bowl, skiing the trees around 6 Bells or Portuguese Gap or traversing to either the West Face or Scott's Bowl, Jupiter Bowl provides the steepness that exhilarates expert skiers and snowboarders plus light, deep snow more reminiscent of the Cottonwood canyons than most Park City-area skiing. What makes Jupiter Bowl particularly nice is its diversity. You can ski through the trees, sometimes finding powder stashes days after the last storm, or pick whatever route appeals to you in the wide-open bowls to the left and right. And for people who don't like crowds, the especially adventurous can hike farther, out past West Scott's Bowl, to access the many double black-diamond runs off Pinecone Ridge.

First runner-up

Silver Fox, Snowbird • With a pitch perfect for the living of deep powder dreams, running on and on down the mountain — and easier to get to than Great Scott.

Second runner-up

Great Scott, Snowbird • (See Editors' Choice.)