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Lift tickets through Liftopia deal - Anything I should know? Also, first day free with boarding pass?

post #1 of 9
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Hey there,

 

Were flying to SLC to ski/snowboard from12/9-12/13. I was looking on Liftopia for deals and it looks like I can get a rental/lift ticket combo for $68 a day for 12/10-12/13. They are out of stock for 12/9. Then I remembered seeing a deal where you can use your boarding pass for a free lift ticket the day you arrive. Any reason why I wouldn't head to Deer Valley and try those slopes for the first day? I would have to rent some equipment for just one day but I think it would still be worth it. Does Deer Valley have some beginner slopes that my girlfriend can use? This will be her second ski trip and she is still learning.

 

Also, for the 10-13, where would I have to pickup the rental for the deal on liftopia? Is the deal through the resort or will I have to pickup the rentals somewhere in town? If conditions aren't optimal, are deals through liftopia refundable? If we wanted to do another day at the Canyons, is there anyway to keep the same rental and bring them to the Canyons. For instance, how would I do the following schedule:

 

 

12/9 - Fly in, drive to DV and rent ski's/use boarding pass for free lift ticket...return ski's that night. (short day since we land at like 1 but we might as well take advantage of it)

12/10 - Liftopia lift ticket/rental deal ($68) - Ski PCMR

12/11- Liftopia lift ticket/rental deal ($68) - Ski PCMR

12/12 Go to Canyons. Liftopia doesnt have combo deal for here so we would buy lift ticket on Liftopia and rent from Canyons

12/13 - Liftopia lift ticket/rental deal ($68) - Ski PCMR

 

Basically, is there anyway to keep the same skis from 12/10 till 12/13? Of would we have to return them on the 11, get new ones on the 12 at canyons and return them same day, and then rent again on the 13? If thats the case we should probably push Canyons trip to the 13 so we dont have to change rentals as much. Actually, if it becomes that much of a hassle we would probably skip the Canyons and just do one day at DV followed by 4 days at PCMR. What do you guys think?

post #2 of 9

You land at 1pm and you think you're going to get to ski that day? I wouldn't bank on that. In fact, I'd probably bet against it. Land at 1. Wait for baggage and then get rental car. Best case scenario, you leave the airport around 2-2:15. Drive to PC. Arrive between 3-3:30. Get rental gear. Get lift ticket. You'll be getting on the chair just in time for last chair - if you're lucky. Sunset will be at 4:30 those days (ish). It gets dark early in December.

 

For the rest of those questions, wouldn't it make sense to ask Liftopia or read the small print on their web site, instead of a bunch of people on the internet who have no idea what deal you're looking at?

 

I admire your enthusiasm, and Liftopia does have some great deals, but I don't think you're going to get the answers you want from this crew.

post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by Sinecure View Post

You land at 1pm and you think you're going to get to ski that day? I wouldn't bank on that. In fact, I'd probably bet against it. Land at 1. Wait for baggage and then get rental car. Best case scenario, you leave the airport around 2-2:15. Drive to PC. Arrive between 3-3:30. Get rental gear. Get lift ticket. You'll be getting on the chair just in time for last chair - if you're lucky. Sunset will be at 4:30 those days (ish). It gets dark early in December.

 

For the rest of those questions, wouldn't it make sense to ask Liftopia or read the small print on their web site, instead of a bunch of people on the internet who have no idea what deal you're looking at?

 

I admire your enthusiasm, and Liftopia does have some great deals, but I don't think you're going to get the answers you want from this crew.

 

 

Thanks! Too bad there aren't any earlier flights. Looks like I won't be skiing that first day, I didn't realize night skiing wasn't open until later in the month. Ill give liftopia a call to see what the deal is with their tickets.

 

 

Thanks! Too bad there aren't any earlier flights. Looks like I won't be skiing that first day, I didn't realize night skiing wasn't open until later in the month. Stinks to miss out on the free lift ticket. Ill give liftopia a call to see what the deal is with their tickets.


 

 

post #4 of 9

Go to Park City with your boarding pass given your expected arrival time of around 1 PM. The past few years I have wanted to get over to DV, but with delays and things it just didn't work. If you don't get delayed and hustle you can be skiing by 3:15 even with renting skis. Wear your ski pants on the plane. Get on the mtn ASAP and ski as much as you can in that hour. Then when the main lifts close you can night ski a few laps of the payday lift. A few things don't go your way and you won't be skiing until about 3:45 and you will mainly be resigned to the few night skiing slopes, but that is something.  

post #5 of 9

I actually work at Liftopia so I can help you out with those questions! The rentals included in the PCMR lift + rental package will be redeemable at a shop at the resort, not in town. You'll pick up your lift ticket at the ticket window and they will hand you a voucher for your rental and direct you to the preferred location at the base. Hope this helps.

Have a great trip to Utah!

 

-Kate

post #6 of 9

I don't know if I'd push my girlfriend too hard, just to get a free hour.  If you want to try, go for it, but let her do her own thing.  I wouldn't try to teach her either. 

post #7 of 9

1. You should go to Costco as they have tickets valid EVERYDAY and it is a better deal than Liftopia...

 

2. You should know if you buy a ticket on Liftopia and can't use it you get stuck with the cost and no refund. 

 

3. You should check out www.LiftTickets.com too. There are some great deals going up right now for Snowbird, Canyons, and many other Utah resorts... They also have VIP Vouchers so you don't have to pay online and you only pay at the resort when you get there....

 

Good luck!

 

post #8 of 9
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Do I need to go to a Costco over there? Or do all Costcos around the country have them? Lift tickets are $64 on Liftopia, but lift tickets+rentals are $68. I feel like the lift tickets+rental deal is unbeatable but I will look at the other sites.

post #9 of 9

Costco ticket deals are always local. And even then, it varies from store to store.

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