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So last time I planned a ski trip out west (to Colorado) it was my 1st time skiing west of the Mississipp' and really had no idea what I was getting into and the responses I found on here were MORE than accommodating and I couldnt thank you guys enough.

 

This Feb me and my buddy are going to take a 1-2 week trip starting in Colorado and ending in Utah (we have a good friend in SLC that offered to house us), both of us are advanced skiiers, both of us just got ourselves some fat powder skis, and both of us LOVE tree skiing.  We pretty much use trails just to get to the untouched powder stashes, LOL.

 

Having only been to Colorado once I have an idea of where I want to go (def Steamboat again), but other than that Im not really sure where to go.....

 

Aaaaaand after my buddy leaves SLC to go back to NYC im thinking of extending my trip, going solo and hitting a few mountains between SLC and Long Beach, Ca where my final destination is to visit family.  So i need some suggestions on where to go between SLC and LA, LOL

 

.... I know im asking alot and I cant thank you guys enough

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post #3 of 10

Check out the Intrawest Passport:

 

http://www.intrawestpassport.com/

 

It's $599 for the first adult and $499 for the second, so you and your buddy could get two for $1098. Two of the mountains are in CO (Steamboat and Winter Park). You get up to six days at each mountain included. If you're in the northeast US, they also have Stratton which you would also get six days at. Granted that's mostly a cruising mountain, but a reasonable chance to ski 18 days at three different mountains for that price is a pretty good deal. There are a total of six mountains available, but they're pretty far-flung so it's unlikely anyone purchasing the deal will go to all mountains.

 

No affiliation, my family bought four to use at Steamboat on vacation and later at Stratton, and we'll see if I can talk my wife into a trip to Tremblant to end the season.

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Originally Posted by davidbeinct View Post
 

Check out the Intrawest Passport:

 

http://www.intrawestpassport.com/

 

It's $599 for the first adult and $499 for the second, so you and your buddy could get two for $1098. Two of the mountains are in CO (Steamboat and Winter Park). You get up to six days at each mountain included. If you're in the northeast US, they also have Stratton which you would also get six days at. Granted that's mostly a cruising mountain, but a reasonable chance to ski 18 days at three different mountains for that price is a pretty good deal. There are a total of six mountains available, but they're pretty far-flung so it's unlikely anyone purchasing the deal will go to all mountains.

 

No affiliation, my family bought four to use at Steamboat on vacation and later at Stratton, and we'll see if I can talk my wife into a trip to Tremblant to end the season.

Oh nice, Ive never heard of ANY of these passes before.  We usually just buy up a few of those Warren Miller Vouchers for whatever movie he has released and scout liftopia for the best deals.

 

Winter Park was 1 of the mountains we wish we could have gone to last year, but we spent more days at AB and Steamboat than we thought, and then my buddy got dinged up at Copper to end the trip on our last skiing day

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Buy a Mountain Collective Pass now, before they sell out.



 



http://mountaincollective.com/?sctp=ppc&scvn=google&scsrc=google_search&sckw=mountain%20collective&gclid=CLDyzdG1lsICFQYvaQodm1oAgA


 



As you may know the above gets you two days at Aspen/Snowmass, two at Alta/Bird, two at Squaw, two at Mammoth (and more half price passes at each) which all fit very well in your planned travel path. In addition to that, you could also affordable include a sample of Steamboat and WP with the 4x40 pass: This multi-mountain pack product gives you 2 days at Winter Park Resort and 2 days at Steamboat. No blackout dates.
Restricted Access:
Winter Park Resort
Steamboat

(No Blackout Dates)
• 2 days: Winter Park Resort
• 2 days: Steamboat
Adult: $199

Can I bum a ride in your backseat :-)
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Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD View Post
 

Buy a Mountain Collective Pass now, before they sell out.

 

 

 

http://mountaincollective.com/?sctp=ppc&scvn=google&scsrc=google_search&sckw=mountain%20collective&gclid=CLDyzdG1lsICFQYvaQodm1oAgA

 



As you may know the above gets you two days at Aspen/Snowmass, two at Alta/Bird, two at Squaw, two at Mammoth (and more half price passes at each) which all fit very well in your planned travel path. In addition to that, you could also affordable include a sample of Steamboat and WP with the 4x40 pass: This multi-mountain pack product gives you 2 days at Winter Park Resort and 2 days at Steamboat. No blackout dates.
Restricted Access:
Winter Park Resort
Steamboat

(No Blackout Dates)
• 2 days: Winter Park Resort
• 2 days: Steamboat
Adult: $199

Can I bum a ride in your backseat :-)


You guys are freakin awesome!!!!

 

I  think this is going to be the most epic ski trip in my life!!!!! 

post #7 of 10
As shredhead says, you might need to act quick before ticket deals are cut off. That is a SUPER high quality list of ski areas and you could even divert and add Jackson Hole for two free days if you were crazy road warriors.
post #8 of 10

I'm betting tomorrows the last day for the MCP.

post #9 of 10

Another option is an Epic pass (full or local).  Would give you five areas in Colorado, two in Utah and three in California/Tahoe.    

post #10 of 10
You definitely need to commit soon if you want to follow this plan. When they stop selling epicpasses they really stop and next option is like $2000. Of course they bluff once or twice, ehifh they did once already.
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