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post #31 of 40
Originally Posted by contesstant View Post

This will be my husband's military retirement/2nd career place to live and work. We finally get to call the shots after 20 years. That's if he can find a suitable job out there in Ogden. I'm pretty sure he can.

Hill Field AFB hires many retired military.

 

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Originally Posted by tch View Post
 

I'd far rather ski at Snowbasin than Deer Valley myself.  It's an alpine experience, whereas DV is a glitz experience.

I would agree somewhat..............  although I enjoy Snowbasin more than just about any ski resort(not just in Utah,) most Utah areas have their own "features to enjoy" as well a features they share with other Utah areas. By the way, my Sun Valley discount card works at Snowbasin.

I'm going to put plug in for Deer Valley because I  personally think that Deer Valley is a great area to ski, with many different types of terrain, great groomers, bumps(yek!),excellent trees, and steeps that will make most skiers "pause." t does have "glitz" besides, which in this case means great service, great food, great instructors, and a well run mountain. $$$$$$

As with most areas, Snowbasin, Deer Valley or wherever, if you haven't skied there before, hooking up with a local or a good resort mountain guide can greatly expand your view of a resort; be sure you let them know what YOU are looking for!

post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by TrickySr. View Post
 

Hill Field AFB hires many retired military.

 

Especially in his career field of program management/acquisitions, which is why we are very hopeful he'll have great luck finding a job there :yahoo:   Yes, I am counting the days!

post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by JoeSchmoe View Post
 

Cars are usually dirt cheap at SLC, you couldn't possibly save any more in Ogden to make the hassle worthwhile.

 

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For a 4 day trip I rented a full size for $150 inc taxes and fees.

 

Joe, you want to share some tips for getting cheap rental cars in SLC? I'm not seeing rates like that via obvious channels. Thanks.

post #34 of 40

For snowbasin you don't really need a 4x4.  PowMow, maybe, but they also have a shuttle bus for a couple of bucks.  That road is a bit dodgy.

 

In any case we've all seen lots of nice trucks, buried in the snowbanks or gullies, driven by flatlanders who don't realize that physics don't stop working just because one is a in a big truck.  Driving carefully with a 2wd car, is usually fine in most conditions.  If one has the choice get a Front wheel drive.  

 

I spent years getting around the mountains of VT with an old RWD sedan, with snow tires in the wintertime, and a load of kitty litter in the trunk.

post #35 of 40
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Joe, you want to share some tips for getting cheap rental cars in SLC? I'm not seeing rates like that via obvious channels. Thanks.

I usually go to hotwire.com. I also use the compare with carrentals.com feature. Usually theres a deal to be had there as long as you're not going during high times.
post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by mtebor View Post
 

not to hijack the post, but we are in park city for 4 ski days.  Is it worth the 2 hour drive over to Snowbasin/Pow MTN?

 

so far planning a day at deer valley and the canyons.  Maybe double up at the canyons and toss in Bcc or Lcc for a day


I think so.

 

Snowbasin is a great mountain and PowMow is capable of holding onto fresh snow for days after a storm.

 

Despite being so close to LCC/BCC/PC, Snowbasin and Powder sometimes catch storms that never dip below I-80. It's a good idea to keep your eye on the weather!

post #37 of 40

True that. I can not speak to Snowbasin, but I can about PowPow having spent a week there last February. With 7000 of skiable acres, the key is to find the special places to ski days after the last dump. I did, with the help of a very kind local who befriended me and hauled my Maine ass all over the hill. They run courtesy guided tours for an hour, or more if you behave. And if you ask nice, they may very well give up the goods to you too. While I did plan to go to Snowbasin, I never did seem to find the time to get there. Maybe this February when I will be in the Garden for 8 days. Maybe not.

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post #38 of 40

shhhh quiet.

post #39 of 40

Snowbasin is definitely worth the drive for a day, maybe after a day or two in to your Park City/Canyons experience. One of my favorites in Utah for the feel of the mountain/the nice crisp terrain, the lodges are gorgeous, and even the Strawberry Express gondola with the Olympic champion names is very cool. The views can be breathtaking. 

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post #40 of 40
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Originally Posted by crank View Post
 

shhhh quiet.

I know. I know. But that chair has already left the lift shed.

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