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Staying three weeks in Utah to ski the resorts around Salt Lake City? WHERE?

post #1 of 11
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OK I have decided I like the idea of skiing the resorts around Salt Lake City. I will be there for three weeks in March 2013. I do not want to spend 1500$ a week on accommodation and have found the

 


Extended StayAmerica efficiency suites at

7555 S. Union Park Ave.
Midvale, UT 84047

 

for about 220$ a week.

 

However I do realize I will have quite a drive to get to the ski resorts. 20 miles to Snowbird. There is a ski bus service but it does not look to user friendly.

 

Does anyone have any advice on a better location to look in for some inexpensive accommodation. [ I will have a rental car. ] 

post #2 of 11

Midvale or Sandy is about as close as you're going to get to Snowbird without staying on mountain and paying a lot more. A good chunk of that 20 miles is the canyon road where there's no lodging. So you either drive/shuttle from Sandy/Midvale or stay on the mountain.

 

$1500/ 21 (days) = $71 a day. I believe you should be able to find plenty of chain hotels and motels for that price or less, though probably not anything cheaper than $220/week. When I think cheap SLC-area hotel, I think $50 to $60 a night. Map a hotel search and find the properties closest to LCC road and get a price.

 

What isn't user friendly about the ski bus? It's not the most convenient thing (can get super crowded, limited times, etc.), but it's not terrible. Use it if conditions are bad and you're not comfortable driving; drive on clear days. Plenty of park and rides before heading up LCC.

post #3 of 11

I've had very good luck with waiting to book hotels. That way you can travel up to ogden if they get even half the snow that lcc or bcc does -- you'll be much better off. oppies i blew a big secret.

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$220 per week?  I'm lucky to find motels at $220 per night in SLC sometimes.  Do you have to share your room with street junkies?  Is this a misprint?  If not, geez, take it.  You'll not get that much closer to the ski areas than that either, as JoeUT mentioned.

 

If you're going to have a rental car all 3 weeks, might as well use it. 

post #5 of 11

I'm a big fan of priceline at the last minute.  But $220/week is pretty dam cheap?

I think that property had a meth lab bust a few years ago and there was a TR on TGR?

post #6 of 11

Check out the reviews on TA... they're not great for that location.

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post #8 of 11
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Midvale or Sandy is about as close as you're going to get to Snowbird without staying on mountain and paying a lot more. A good chunk of that 20 miles is the canyon road where there's no lodging. So you either drive/shuttle from Sandy/Midvale or stay on the mountain.

 

$1500/ 21 (days) = $71 a day. I believe you should be able to find plenty of chain hotels and motels for that price or less, though probably not anything cheaper than $220/week. When I think cheap SLC-area hotel, I think $50 to $60 a night. Map a hotel search and find the properties closest to LCC road and get a price.

 

What isn't user friendly about the ski bus? It's not the most convenient thing (can get super crowded, limited times, etc.), but it's not terrible. Use it if conditions are bad and you're not comfortable driving; drive on clear days. Plenty of park and rides before heading up LCC.

I was getting quoted 1500$ A WEEK seems rooms are about 200$ a night near the resorts.

 

That is why this efficiency seems attractive. There are a few on offer some even a little cheaper than 220$ per week.

 

I did not know about the meth lab thing though. The chemicals they use are NASTY.

 

I will be skiing 2 days out of three on average so will give the bad viz heavy snow days a miss.

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Originally Posted by shoal007 View Post

I've had very good luck with waiting to book hotels. That way you can travel up to ogden if they get even half the snow that lcc or bcc does -- you'll be much better off. oppies i blew a big secret.

Last minute deals can be awesome.

 

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Don't all ESA's come with their own Meth lab? 

https://www.google.com/search?q=extended+stay+meth+lab+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&lr=lang_en

I once stayed at a extended stay place (I  think it was ESA) when I in the process of moving to Las Vegas for a year.  I came home one night and the police wouldn't let me in my room for a while.  It was ventilated with a bullet hole.  A jealous ex shot some guy next door. The girlfriend was crying outside while the body was taken out.  I had a one week deal and wanted out, but the manager said, "I can't do that."  So I sat in the lobby the next morning and told anyone who walked in about the shooting.  In about an hour they agreed to give me my money back.  At least the schmucks let me change rooms for the night.

 

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Originally Posted by JoeUT View Post

Midvale or Sandy is about as close as you're going to get to Snowbird without staying on mountain and paying a lot more. A good chunk of that 20 miles is the canyon road where there's no lodging. So you either drive/shuttle from Sandy/Midvale or stay on the mountain.

 

$1500/ 21 (days) = $71 a day. I believe you should be able to find plenty of chain hotels and motels for that price or less, though probably not anything cheaper than $220/week. When I think cheap SLC-area hotel, I think $50 to $60 a night. Map a hotel search and find the properties closest to LCC road and get a price.

 

What isn't user friendly about the ski bus? It's not the most convenient thing (can get super crowded, limited times, etc.), but it's not terrible. Use it if conditions are bad and you're not comfortable driving; drive on clear days. Plenty of park and rides before heading up LCC.

Good advice.  Here is some more.  Check out the internet ski ticket sites, COSTCO, etc. for discounts before you go and while you are there.  You have world class resorts everywhere, and where you save the most money may determine where you ski.

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I was getting quoted 1500$ A WEEK seems rooms are about 200$ a night near the resorts.

 

That is why this efficiency seems attractive. There are a few on offer some even a little cheaper than 220$ per week.

 

I did not know about the meth lab thing though. The chemicals they use are NASTY.

 

I will be skiing 2 days out of three on average so will give the bad viz heavy snow days a miss.


Oh misread what you said. Not sure what you're looking at that is that high (must be slopeside?), but your best option is to stay in Midvale or Sandy. Plenty of cheap hotels there besides ESA. Literally, just do a search of a hotel booking site and you'll have your choice.

post #11 of 11

I have stayed at several Extended StayAmerica hotels, including this particular one and they are not bad. You get a little kitchenette to do some mild cooking if you desire.

 

Another option is to rent a house or duplex in Sandy or Cottonwood Heights. For a 3 week stay, you might be able to negotiate a good deal. Look on VRBO or KSL.com.

 

There are plenty of $50-60 per night hotels in Sandy around the I-15 area.

 

The driving from Sandy/Cottonwood heights is not bad:

20 min to Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, Solitude

45 min to Park City

1 hour to Snowbasin

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