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Thanks  so much Mary, this is great. I'm taking the kiddies to Steamboat in a week, and the snow's not doing so well there, so I'm thinking a spring trip back to Utah is in order. Will PM you if we get planning in motion on that. Very appreciative, thanks again for your helpful info. :)

 



Sure thing Dave, just let me know if you decide to go.  I think Snowbasin's last day is usually the third Sunday in April, as per their Forest Service lease.

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The Lakeside condos are certainly in the middle of nowhere, but we found that with the shuttles, they were very convenient. Another thing you might like with the family is their dinner delivery service. Each night they bring food in from a different local restaurant. It worked great for us, much easier than either cooking or trying to go to a restaurant when everyone is worn out from a great day of skiing.

My son (9) loved the ski school and progressed from greens to blues while we were there. Between the lessons and the hot tub on the balcony, he thinks it was the best ski trip we have done so far.

 

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I will say that when there is an inversion layer and the smog gets trapped down in Ogden, it is MISERABLE down there and we were always so glad to get back up to the clean air at the condo.  That dinner delivery service is new but indeed a great idea.  We'll probably give that a try next time we're up there.

 

Day of great skiing + hot tub on the balcony + glass of wine = bliss.

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I'm just really enjoying the snow in Utah and have had great fun. I used to live in Colorado and after skiing and boarding there and all around the country for the most part, it's hard to beat Utah powder. I've had good powder even in California, but just not often, usually it's wetter/heavier. Bachelor I'm definitely going to try one of these days. Idaho and Montana, I haven't heard the best reviews from my skiing buddies, but I'm sure there are probably some nice places like you mentioned.

Not sure what's up with your skiing buddies! Seriously. Relative to Utah the travel is more difficult, but so is Colorado unless you're flying into Vail or Aspen. (icon14.gif for Aspen/Snowmass while we're at it.)

 

Would highly recommend Schweitzer for what you want, and they've had snow this year.

Sun Valley is sun valley. Classic.

 

Montana? Big Sky is amazing and that's only one option.  Not a lot town wise there, but plenty of places to eat, it's a big ski area but very easy to get around and stuff for everyone from easy to the most hardcore, with little to no hiking.  Moonlight Basin is next door, a must see lodge for lunch, fantastic lift served chutes, and looong trails so empty you could practically hunt on them.

Then nearby is Bridger Bowl, another incredible area.  All these places very family friendly.

 

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