Originally Posted by oldgoat
Don't know that you need to book this far in advance to get the best prices. SLC is certainly cheaper than staying on the hill, but as far as snow goes there's not going to be much difference between resorts--you'd do just as well to stay in one of the canyons (I like Little Cottonwood).
after looking at a map your right. I was thinking to stay in SLC so we could hit as many resorts as possible with ease. however it seems that they are all to the east so if i stayed at
Brighton, UT 84121 I would be right in the center of all the resorts. I wanted to try as many as possible for the reasons below (see the other response in this post).
Originally Posted by marznc
Well, the first Southwest fare sale ended August 28. There is usually another sale in early October. What airline are you thinking of using?
Where have you skied the most? It sounds like you haven't been to SLC before. Have you looked at any of the Unofficial Guides for the areas around SLC?
Snowbasin and Solitude are good places to avoid lift lines on weekends in general. Driving to Snowbasin is well worth it on a day with good visibility in any case.
Yes it is. I need to start checking jetblue and southwest i normally just check kayak.com or orbitz.
We decided to do slc because we could try 6 places and then figure out where we really like for next year. After booking trips based on specs (looking at true verticle , and acreage from onthesnow, and trail maps) i realized specs arnt all that. Ie i would have never expected bridger bowl MT to be as enjoyable as it was compared to Big Sky MT. Also we did revelstoke to say we did the highest verticle , and after experiencing their nasty freeze thaw cycle during spring break (1/3 of the vertical was pretty much useless and dangerous) we realized Lake Louis was more enjoyable (but thats not something we could have figured out based on looking at trail maps and true vertical stats).
Last year we had 13 days out west (Big Sky , Revelstoke, Lake Louis , and Bridger)
and 24 days on the east coast (Whiteface NY, Gore NY, Smugglers Notch, Stowe and Mont Tremblant CA).
I figured just try and hit everywhere in SLC to know our preferences for next week. Maybe we will book the first 4 days near brighton and the last 2/3 up north near Snowbasin. (we did that at revelstoke with some success , 3 revelstoke, 3 lake louis and kicking horse, 1 in calagary before the flight home).