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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Im meeting friends in Utah the first week in march. 

Spending several days in the Park City area, but I was going to fly in two days prior and hopefully ski, Sat and or Sunday in a different area. Would like to try PowMow, then get to the Canyons on Sunday night for the rest of the trip. 

 

I know i could rent a car when i got there, but i dont want or need it the whole time. I really dont want a lot of logistical headaches, so was wondering if there was an easy way to pull this off? If not, ill just spend all my time in the PC area. 

 

thanks

post #2 of 10

There is park city shuttle for ~$45 for daily round trip from PC to Alta/Bird, kind of pricey.  Not sure about buses from PC to PM or Snowbasin.  If you search here you should find out more.

Maybe it would make sense to stick to PC at first (how you getting from airport to PC, shuttle?), then when friends arrive team with them to rent car and share costs for a few days to visit other places?

 

Also, how many total ski days with and without friends?  If only about 5 or less you might want to just ski the three Park City areas once or twice each.  They are big and should be real good early March.

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

thanks, didnt know about the Alta shuttle from PC. Might do that and do PM some other time. 

 

 

post #4 of 10

No shuttles from Park City to Powder. You could take the train from SLC to Ogden, but there's still a 25-minute gap between Ogden and Powder. No shuttle from Ogden, unfortunately.

 

A car would really be the only practical thing to do for that trip.

post #5 of 10
Doing a loop from the Airport to Pow Mow, then Park City is tough without a car. Then you would most likely need to return it at the airport.

Best bet is to get to PC via one of the shuttles when you arrive, and then you can rent a car from Hertz at the Marriott, or from Enterprise at the Best Western in Kimball Junction for a day to get to PM

When I lived in PC, and before I owned a car that's what we would do for single day missions.
post #6 of 10

I would think the cost of the shuttle to LCC for two days and the shuttle to PC to and from the airport would probably pay for a rental car for a week or at least be worth considering for the convenience.

 

 


Edited by cstreu1026 - 12/2/11 at 12:07pm
post #7 of 10

When I stayed at the PC Marriott, they had car rentals right there.  Hertz, I think. I didn't use it, but I'm sure that's why they're there. I doubt you'd have to stay there, and I'm sure other hotels do the same.

post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by RatherPlayThanWork View Post

When I stayed at the PC Marriott, they had car rentals right there.  Hertz, I think. I didn't use it, but I'm sure that's why they're there. I doubt you'd have to stay there, and I'm sure other hotels do the same.


Yup, it's Hertz at the PC Marriott, and anyone can rent from that location. Not a lot of other places have on-site car rental.

 

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

thanks,

in your guys experience with rental cars, did you ever have a problem getting skis into the car? I can get mine into my 3 series BMW even without using the passthru, which is nice, so im guessing i could do it on any full size car.

post #10 of 10

I booked with Hertz last year in SLC. Economy car. Told the guy at the counter I would need a hatchback for the skis and got a Nissan Versa. No problem.

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