Three runs not to miss:
1. For the intermediate skier at Snowbird, hit Lupine Loop in Mineral Basin. To get there, take the Peruvian Chairlift, then hit North America’s only ski tunnel, which takes riders 600ft through the mountain and delivers them to Mineral Basin. Once there, expect spectacular scenery and a challenging green run.
2. Off the Supreme lift on a powder morning at Alta, hike out to So Long for its amazing views over the ridge dropping into Big Cottonwood.
3. For the expert skier, hit up Mach Schnell. It’s one of the longest, steepest runs at Snowbird, and since it’s at the end of the Cirque and doesn’t see a lot of sun, it stays in great condition for days.
Bonus: There's a special run at Alta -- not always open right after the storm -- but a place where the snow stays fine because the sun never hits it. Ask a local how to get to the Castle Apron!