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post #1 of 22
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Academy Lodging Information

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1. Slopeside -> Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort
2. Budget -> Extended Stay America, Sandy, Utah

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1. <u>Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort:</u>

IMPORTANT: Snowbird will be accepting reservations beginning June 1, 2003.

VERY IMPORTANT: If you want to stay slopeside, be sure and reserve before October 27, 2003, when any unreserved rooms in our room block will be released.

Rooms must be booked directly with Snowbird Central Reservations (800 453 3000) or email to cres@snowbird.com.

Village-wide – bedroom$119.00 (net)
(2 queens, full bath, coffee maker, refrigerator, some with balcony)

Lodge at Snowbird – studio$99.00 (net)
(One queen sofa sleeper, full bath, full kitchen, balcony)

Tax is 10.1% (not included).

Important note: On making reservation with Snowbird Central Reservations a deposit payment of two nights’ room and tax is required. Full payment is due 30 days prior to arrival. In the event of cancellation prior to 30 days before arrival, the deposit will be refunded. If cancellation is between 29 and 15 days prior to arrival the deposit is forfeited. Cancellation within 14 days of arrival incurs a penalty of the full amount of the reservation.

Link to Snowbird Lodging Page (online reservations and payments).

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2. <u>Extended Stay America, Sandy, Utah:</u>

Current rates from $229 per week; $49 per night.

IMPORTANT: Extended Stay America accepts reservations 180 days prior to arrival.

Rates are based on single occupancy. All rates are subject to change without notice and are based on arrival date, length of stay and room type. Taxes are not included.

Telephone: (801) 523-1331
Fax: (801) 523-8197
Link to Directions & Reservations
post #2 of 22
OK. Am I the only one who can't get 2004 to drop down from the Extended Stay Link?
post #3 of 22
Yup, same thing. Maybe the phone number's the way to go.
post #4 of 22
OK, I just did an experiment and entered a Dec. 2003 date. I got a message saying that they will not accept reservations more than 180 days in advance. So we need to either be patient, or use try calling.

[ May 26, 2003, 11:22 AM: Message edited by: Lisamarie ]
post #5 of 22
Hey, everybody--

It may take a day or two to get the reservations people at Snowbird in sync with the group sales and ski school crowd. I'd promise that we'll take care of it tomorrow, but I'm not sure what the work schedules of various people there will be the week after Memorial Day. If it's going to take more than a day or two, though, we'll post a progress report.

Have a great holiday weekend,

sno'more
post #6 of 22
From memory, there is an Extended Stay America place at Midvale, and it's right on the bus route to the LCC bus pickup point, and they run in synch. The prices for that mob are very good, I was looking at them when thinking about skiing Utah in April. I think they have 'net connections in the rooms, too.
post #7 of 22
That's where we all stayed last year. BTW, worst case scenario, that is also not too far from Snowbird/Alta, in case anyone needs to be right next to Krispy Kreme! [img]tongue.gif[/img]
post #8 of 22
Nolo may be able to address this, but I had the impression that the Extended Stay in Sandy is closer to the Academy up Little Cottenwood Canyon than the one in Midvale - nolo, is that right or wrong?
post #9 of 22
Sandy is definitely closer, but in the rare event that they fill up, if you recall from last year, the ride from midvale was not significantly long. One of the joys of Utah. You can get there from here!

[ May 26, 2003, 08:13 PM: Message edited by: Lisamarie ]
post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 
The closest lodging is at Snowbird. People should be aware that Little Cottonwood Canyon can be a challenging drive.

Extended Stay at Sandy is closer than Extended Stay Midvale. We assumed people would prefer Sandy over Midvale.
post #11 of 22
Is the Sandy one on the Snow Bus route?
post #12 of 22
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I am advised that for those staying in the valley, the park and ride bus that you can catch at the mouth of the canyon is a good deal, especially on big powder days when the roads are very bad. Unless you have 4WD, the $2.50 is money well spent.

In fact, we should probably make sure there's at least one coach staying at the area, just in case there's a big dump and the road is really tough going--that way she can take those staying at the mountain on a powder clinic while they plow the road.
post #13 of 22
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Originally posted by nolo:
--that way SHE can take those staying at the mountain on a powder clinic while they plow the road.
Hmmmm ... I wonder who you might have in mind to nominate in order to cover such a situation?????????????

[img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]

So, where are the other coaches planning to stay Nolo?
post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 
I don't know where the coaches will be staying--it's up to them--but maybe I got some people thinking about the pros and cons of our lodging possibilities. [img]graemlins/angel.gif[/img]
post #15 of 22
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Originally posted by nolo:
.... -but maybe I got some people thinking about the pros and cons of our lodging possibilities. [img]graemlins/angel.gif[/img]
All very valid points indeed!

It's even possible to rationalize taking the money used for renting a 4x4 and just staying up in the canyon with no vehicle ... if you're inclined to go without a vehicle.
post #16 of 22
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Originally posted by nolo:
I am advised that for those staying in the valley, the park and ride bus that you can catch at the mouth of the canyon is a good deal, especially on big powder days when the roads are very bad. Unless you have 4WD, the $2.50 is money well spent.

In fact, we should probably make sure there's at least one coach staying at the area, just in case there's a big dump and the road is really tough going--that way she can take those staying at the mountain on a powder clinic while they plow the road.
So if we stay at Sandy, is there a bus service to take us to and from the resort, conditions permitting? And does anyone know the cost per day.
post #17 of 22
SLC have a very good Snow Bus system. I was planning to attend the PSIA academy this year and so checked it out. That extended stay america motel chain was excellent value if you're staying for a week or so, you get a self-contained unit, wiht kitchen etc (remember american hotel rooms don't automatically have any food prep stuff or fridges).

However, for some reason I intended to stay at the Midvale motel rather than the Sandy one, even though I know Sandy's closer to the Canyon mouth, and I suspect it might have been because the Midvale motel was right on the SnowBus route (forte union?).

This bus goes through the city, and takes people to the canyon mouth park and ride, where you get on a bus to go up LCC or BCC. If you don't have a car, it's important!
There's some integrated deal where you can buy an all-day bus ticket that'll work for all city buses and also the bus to the ski resorts in the canyons (called a skipass! $5).

I spent a month in SLC in 98, we rented a condo in Sandy and skiied everything at least once. but it was quite a hike down to Forte Union (especially when a massive dump clogged the city up for days).
post #18 of 22
Thread Starter 
Here's the route for the SLC Ski Bus.

Here's the map to Extended Stay Sandy.

Here's the map to Extended Stay Union Park.

Interestingly, the rate at Union Park is $209/week single occupancy and $45/night single occupancy, which is less than at the Sandy location.
post #19 of 22
That's probably the reason why I plumped for midvale. For what it is, it's stunning value, you get a great big bed, kitchenette, net connection, bathroom. Brilliant deal. It was less than 45/night too, although I found it via those websites that do deals etc. And my stay was for a couple of weeks, which I think accessed the lower rate.
It's still a great deal though. even more so if 2 people share a room.
post #20 of 22
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post #21 of 22
nolo

For Snowbird, is there a group booking code to make the reservations online, or do we need to make them via the phone?

And, after checking their usual rates, this is an awesome deal.

Many thanks.
post #22 of 22
Thread Starter 
From the contract:

"Individuals wishing to reserve a room for the EpicSki Academy should call Snowbird Central Reservations (800) 453 3000 or email to cres@snowbird.com. A deposit of two nights lodging and tax is required at time of making reservation."

Do make that reservation before Oct. 27, 2003 to get the ESA rates.

Thanks for letting everyone know that we are getting a great deal on lodging from Snowbird, Casey.

[ June 05, 2003, 08:20 AM: Message edited by: nolo ]
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