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post #31 of 39
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Another thought is fly into Asheville, NC and drive to Sugar, Beech or Cataloochee. Most of the southern ski slopes have ski in/ out cabins. Very beginner skier oriented and southern hospitality. Last time I went to Cataloochee I visited the Wheels through time motorcycle museum right near the ski slope. That place was amazing. Had a fill of my two favorite sports in one day.

 

Skiing NC is fun but if you're flying, I wouldn't even consider NC.  The skiing is just so much better in the New England and the West.

post #32 of 39
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What resort was that if you don't mind me asking?  Sounds like a deal I need to check into!  cool.gif  

Snowbird
post #33 of 39
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To all of you suggesting Park City, there was limited to no lodging at The Park City Resort and the other lodging was upwards of $500 per night which was too much for us.

Also, the airfare to Burlington was $300 to $400 while the airfare to Salt Lake was at least $500 with long layovers.

We ended up choosing Stowe and are pleased with the friendliness of the staff over the phone so far. I called first just to get some details on the room and price and was quoted $415 for two people including life tickets. The second time I called I intended to book a reservation and was quoted a price of $600 something but told them I was quoted $415 first and the lady on the phone honored that price. Looking forward to visiting Stowe.
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Snowbird

 

Thanks Warren!  May just have to give them a call!

post #35 of 39

Snowbird is not a good idea for the OP and his group.  Didn't we have a long thread about another Floridian who went to Snowbird for a spring break? 

 

In regional context, Stowe is considered a tough mountain. Spruce is the beginner area.  It faces south, but in January that should be less of a problem than later.  Some of the gondola runs are good for low intermediates too. 

 

Cross your fingers that the most recent precipitation before your visit is not of the liquid variety.

post #36 of 39
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Thanks Warren!  May just have to give them a call!

It's a great deal, but generally only available early and late season.
post #37 of 39
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To all of you suggesting Park City, there was limited to no lodging at The Park City Resort and the other lodging was upwards of $500 per night which was too much for us.

Also, the airfare to Burlington was $300 to $400 while the airfare to Salt Lake was at least $500 with long layovers.

We ended up choosing Stowe and are pleased with the friendliness of the staff over the phone so far. I called first just to get some details on the room and price and was quoted $415 for two people including life tickets. The second time I called I intended to book a reservation and was quoted a price of $600 something but told them I was quoted $415 first and the lady on the phone honored that price. Looking forward to visiting Stowe.

Well Stowe's a good choice.

Will you rent a car?

post #38 of 39
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It's a great deal, but generally only available early and late season.

 

Yeah our ski trip for the year is going to be the last week of March (Spring Break for our kids), so I called Snowbird and they definitely had a GREAT deal on a lodging/lift ticket package.  I've been there a couple of times as an upper intermediate skier and loved it, and I really wanted to convince myself that our family could have a great time there.  But my two boys only have about 3 days of skiing under their belt, my wife is a timid mid-level intermediate skier who is happiest on big wide groomers, and I took up snowboarding last March and want to do it again this year.  I've progressed pretty quickly on the board, but there's no WAY I'm ready for any of Snowbird's blues, and would probably be intimidated by some of their so-called "green" runs.  :rolleyes

 

And I re-read this report and it brought me back to reality about the suitability of Snowbird for our family at this point, so I'll just have to pass on the deal.  But I'll never forget that one bluebird day I spent in Mineral Basin a few years ago, and I sure hope to get back there again someday!

post #39 of 39
Anyone that would fly to NC with skiing as the main goal needs to have their head examined!
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