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?