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Best way to get to Snowbasin from SLC without renting a car?

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I'll be staying in SLC for a week or so late December/early January.  There used to be a shuttle from the Little America Hotel to Snowbasin for guests or anyone else who could fit in the van, but apparently this doesn't run any longer.  Does anyone know how I can get to Snowbasin from downtown SLC without renting a car.  I'll be solo, so hiring a private transportation company won't be a good option.  I'd like to get a day or two in at Snowbasin during my trip-I really enjoyed it the few times I've skied there.

 

Thanks!

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Unless you're under 25, you're best option is to rent a car and be done with it. It doesn't get any cheaper or more flexible.

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^^^ True.  However, you can take the train from the airport to the SLC Central Transit Station, then the Front Runner up to Ogden.  The FrontRunner station is less than 2 blocks from what should be the Courtyard Ogden - it used to be a regular Marriott, then was the Summit Inn, and was scheduled to open again as a Courtyard in September.  The Ski Bus stops across the street and takes you to Snowbasin.  I believe it is around $5.00 each way.  It's an option and, if you are traveling alone, may be the least expensive route.

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I'll be staying in SLC for a week or so late December/early January.  There used to be a shuttle from the Little America Hotel to Snowbasin for guests or anyone else who could fit in the van, but apparently this doesn't run any longer.  Does anyone know how I can get to Snowbasin from downtown SLC without renting a car.  I'll be solo, so hiring a private transportation company won't be a good option.  I'd like to get a day or two in at Snowbasin during my trip-I really enjoyed it the few times I've skied there.

 

Thanks!


Make friends with a local Bear who wants to drive up to Snowbasin for day. :)

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Thanks for the replies.  Snowbasin may be off the plate this time.  I'll stick with the easy access BCC/LCC resorts.

 

When I stay in SLC I usually skip the downtown "ski bus" heading to the resorts and take the TRAX to the stops where UTA buses head up earlier in the morning, but i do hop on them going back to downtown area.

 

If I want to get creative for a day, and conditions are OK, I may take the bus to Sundance-I've never been there.

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Thanks for the replies.  Snowbasin may be off the plate this time.  I'll stick with the easy access BCC/LCC resorts.

 

When I stay in SLC I usually skip the downtown "ski bus" heading to the resorts and take the TRAX to the stops where UTA buses head up earlier in the morning, but i do hop on them going back to downtown area.

 

If I want to get creative for a day, and conditions are OK, I may take the bus to Sundance-I've never been there.


How early can you get to LCC riding a regular UTA bus?

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I think all of the buses that go up the canyons are 'ski buses.'

That being said, depending on where you start from, it might be faster to take Trax and board the bus at 7200 South rather than to ride a bus all the way from downtown, but I think it's probably about sixes.

The buses start to run at about 5:00 to bring employees to work, so it's easy to get to an area an hour or two before the lifts start running.

Here's Ski Utah's ski bus page:
http://www.skisaltlake.com/utah-ski-bus.htm
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Thanks for the replies.  Snowbasin may be off the plate this time.  I'll stick with the easy access BCC/LCC resorts.

 

When I stay in SLC I usually skip the downtown "ski bus" heading to the resorts and take the TRAX to the stops where UTA buses head up earlier in the morning, but i do hop on them going back to downtown area.

 

If I want to get creative for a day, and conditions are OK, I may take the bus to Sundance-I've never been there.


Sundance is a very nice resort, although rather small. I always try to fit in a trip there... how do you get there from SLC though?   If you go, the best eatin' is at the deli at the base, it's hidden. There's a conference building skiiers left of the main base lodge, there's a creek and bridges and things, it's all of stone and wood. The deli is way better than the usual overpriced burgers and things.

 

It's good you plan to use TRAX and the UTA ski buses... because on Sundays, they are the only buses running. I used to live up the road a bit in Murray, and getting down to Fort Union to catch the si bus to work was a nightmare on Sundays. I ended up buying a bike. Naturally, it always snowed on Sundays.

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