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good places to ski for my spring break?

post #1 of 13
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So, I am considering planning a ski trip for match during my spring break but I am really unsure where to go as I have never skied anywhere but new england. I used to go to stowe a lot with my family when I was 8-16. 

 

So I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions on where I could get the best spring skiing bang for my buck in march? I dont mind staying somewhere in the east or up in canada but I think it would be fun to finally get out west if the price is right.

 

Thanks in advance for any tips/input you guys have.

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Some type of college ski club trip would probably be best for "banging".

post #3 of 13
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I dont know if you understand what I meant by bang for my buck or if it was just lost over the web but I mean best value for my money not hooking up with randoms. 

 

I dont really have the option for a college ski trip since I am a medical student and my graduate school doesnt offer any trips.

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Where do you go to school?

Ski resorts activity court ski clubs and they can offer a good value, if the trip meets your requirements.
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I go to mass college of pharmacy and health science. Its pretty much just a grad school itdoesnt have anything close to a regular undergraduate school in terms of extracurriculars
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Originally Posted by maverick42 View Post
 

So, I am considering planning a ski trip for match during my spring break but I am really unsure where to go as I have never skied anywhere but new england. I used to go to stowe a lot with my family when I was 8-16. 

 

So I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions on where I could get the best spring skiing bang for my buck in march? I dont mind staying somewhere in the east or up in canada but I think it would be fun to finally get out west if the price is right.

 

Thanks in advance for any tips/input you guys have.

Have you priced any airfares for common destinations in the Rockies such as SLC, Denver, Reno?  I tend to fly Southwest because no charge for suitcase and ski bag, plus can change or cancel a flight without penalty.  Cheaper if travel mid-week.  For instance, Tue-Tue to avoid weekends that match up with school spring breaks.

 

SLC is the easiest place to go that does not require renting a car.  Can stay in a motel in the city and use the ski bus.  Assuming not too late in the ski season.

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This was my favorite place 20 years ago when I was a dirtbag. Hasn't changed a bit, except the sheets, I hope.good value, no bullshit, clean, walk to everything in Park City. Chateau Apris
post #8 of 13
PS. Free bus service to Canyons, Deer Valley, short walk to PCMR.
post #9 of 13

I think you need to give more information to be honest. There are so many options.

 

What type of skiing do you like? What things are most important for your trip? etc etc

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Originally Posted by Govnor View Post

I think you need to give more information to be honest. There are so many options.

What type of skiing do you like? What things are most important for your trip? etc etc

Most important things are gonna be cost, ease of access from an airport, quality of the terrain, and then decent bars/restaraunts for after the day is done.

I like to do a mix of groomers, trees, off piste. Not a huge park or bumps guy but I hit them every now and then throughout a day. I am looking to spend 3-4 days skiing then 2 days for travel.
post #11 of 13

I"m nothing like the expert on general areas that others are on here, but I would probably start with SLC (price everything out etc), then branch out and compare to other areas. It should solidly tick the first 3.you have there. Bars/Restaurants probably won't be up there with other areas though. IF you got lucky with snow, PC could tick all 4.

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How long you're staying is also a big factor.  The shorter the trip, the more airfare matters.  If it's 4 or less days, usually DEN, SLC, ABQ, RNO and GEG (Spokane) are cheapest flights in that order (but can vary).  Each have good skiing nearby.

 

If it’s a longer trip, your lodging, rental car (if needed) and lifts costs matter more.  SLC is often the cheapest.

 

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Some type of college ski club trip would probably be best for "banging".

 

 

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Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD View Post

Where do you go to school?

Ski resorts activity court ski clubs and they can offer a good value, if the trip meets your requirements.

If your school school does not have a trip, you might contact a nearby school that does and see if you can tag along.  As SH said, these trips are often priced well and there are a lot of Drs who could used some help with their bedside manner, so getting more bang for your buck might serve you well. 

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