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post #121 of 127
You could email them and ask, but they used to - not sure these days - give discounts to anyone with a season pass from another areas, in or out of state, and that discount was equal to the price of add half day ticket. Which is higher than that Costco price.
post #122 of 127
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Well, if cost ends up being an issue...can't afford expensive airfare, no affordable lodging for single travelers, no discounted lift tickets...there is always Jay Peak and Sugarloaf - both far enough north to ward off any crazy early spring weather...and would be the first time skiing both places. Probably couldn't go wrong with that.

post #123 of 127

for groomed trails in the east: stratton,killington, and okemo.  gore is nicer than them in my opinion but stratton has the nicest groomed runs, and okemo has a lot of intermediate trails.  stowe maybe as well, but I haven't skied there.

post #124 of 127
Wy not Alta? Dorms, food included.
Not sure about temps, but that's no guarantee anywhere is it?

I'm looking at a similar scenario myself, probably doing a solo trip late march.
post #125 of 127

I know most people feel that Summit County is too touristy, but I actually think it fits the bill nicely.  I think that Keystone is an outstanding intermediate mountain (especially the North Peak and the Outback areas) with Copper Mountain being decent as well.  I'm not crazy about Vail for a number of reasons as I find that the size alone is a bit troublesome and most of the blue runs are either short or of the staircase variety (nice downhill followed by a flat strech followed by a downhill followed by a flat stretch).

 

But, a stay in Dillon gets you nice and close to Keystone, Copper Mountain, Beaver Creek, Arapahoe Basin, Vail and Breckenridge (which I like in that order), all of which should have plenty of snow in March.

post #126 of 127

I think all "once in a lifetime" ski trips are setup to disappoint. Weather can turn any "best" resort into a mediocro one or vice versa.

 

Unless, that is, you set a low enough standard to account for the condition. In that case, any good size mountain will do perfectly fine.

 

Then, hunt down the deal you can stomach and go.

 

All this best this best that is just part of the process of setting up to be disappointed... "I wonder if I should have gone to that other place for a couple hundred extra instead..."

post #127 of 127
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