I had posted earlier on this trip and its gone back and forth. I have to obviously make a decision ASAP. The total prices are pretty similar since I am going to use points to stay at the Mammoth Westin if I choose that route. It will be my 8 year old daugher and me. She is an intermediate/advanced skier....she can do some blacks but not death defying ones!
A. 4/7-4/11....fly into RNO and rent car and drive to Mammoth. Three days skiing Mammoth, stay at Westin, drive back to RNO fly home. Both one stop flights.
B. 4/16-19.....fly into SLC and rent car and drive to Snowbird. Three days skiing (both Alta/Bird combined ticket), stay at Cliff Lodge, drive back to SLC fly home. Both direct flights.
I know no one can predict weather (duh) but what trip sounds more appetizing? I have already been to Alta/Bird a couple of times including back in January 2011. I am leaning towards Mammoth because of this and also because Alta looks like it is closing for regular operations on the 24th. Not sure if they will have everything opened a week prior when I am there. I think I read somewhere that Snowbird closes some of the lifts in April as well. I also think when it comes to April skiing, earlier is better even though its only a week. But who knows what the weather will bring? That being said I do like the MUCH easier drive and direct flights if I choose Alta/Bird.
So what do you guys think? A or B????????
Edited by gores95 - 3/26/11 at 1:05pm