Family of 5 heading to Utah today for a dream 3 week trip (please send snow). 1st week in Park City area, 2nd week in Big Cottonwood, 3rd in Little Cottonwood. We'll ski primarily in the canyon we are staying, however, when it snows, we may head straight to Alta. Certainly when it dumps. Skiing is primarily advanced to not quite expert, 9 year old isn't quite there but she's well past ski school. Teenagers only looking for powder, off trail even though they're not quite ready for as much as they'd like.
1st struggle is where to start. I was assuming we'd stay in Park city area but since it's snowed a little and supposed to snow a little more, I'm tempted to just head over to Alta the first day since there is not much snow. It would be easier to stay at Canyons (where we are staying) to let kids warm up, although (older ones will complain about snow).
Any suggestions so I don't spend several k on lifts. I'd like some flexibility but don't want to get killed. Superpass appears to be the solution for the 2nd two weeks although no massive savings. The days we know we'll ski Alta I ought to just buy in advance.
It appears lift prices go up tomorrow at Canyons, so need to decide.
Anyone know of any places to get discounted Canyons/PC/DV tix in the park city area - that's probably where I will really get killed.
Aside from snow forecast, I would guess we will ski:
Mostly at Canyons week 1, with a day or two driving to other canyons if it snows or maybe to Deer Valley for a day.
Week 2 split 1/2 and 1/2 between brighton and solitude
Week 3 mostly Alta with a day or 2 at the bird.
I'd rather not drive down to the base of the canyon every morning:) Does costco have any good deals this year?
Snow sounds pretty lousy for super high prices. Let's hope that changes soon.
I appreciate your help.