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post #31 of 50

Put on boots in the room.  Walk 100 feet across the parking lot.   Would be less, but we were in the very last cabin.

Get on the bus.  Sit and relax.  Get off the bus the same place as the shuttle from the parking lot.  Walk to the lifts, sit on a bench, do a final tighten and adjust.  Nothing to carry.  Easy.

 

I don't like to boot up at the car.  I have trouble doing it without putting a foot down and getting my sock wet.

 

The alternative when I drive is to carry my boots in a bootbag and boot-up in-doors.  I don't dislike doing that, but when there is a bus right outside the motel, that is even better.

post #32 of 50
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How far do you guys park from the lodge/main ski lift? In the east, you might park 400 yards+ from the lifts.  That's a long way to walk in an icy, frozen-rutted parking lot in boots.

 

I'm only 40 years old. I'm 60....but I've been doing it this way since I was 30

 

I don't sit while putting my boots on. Then your boots are too big.  I need to sit and spend some time maneuvering my boots onto my foot, pulling open the overlap, pulling up the liner, settling my bunions.  Then I buckle, stand, and re-buckle. It's a process if your boots fit like a second skin and they're cold.

 

Dealing with the lodge sounds like a way bigger pia to me. I walk from the car comfortably in jeans, dress in outer layers, boot-up, and leave my lunch with my bag.

 

I'm booted and suited in less than 5. I can do 10 minutes in good conditions.  But I'm perfect when I go out and I almost never have to stop for clothing or boot adjustments.

post #33 of 50
I have to stand to use my weight to push my foot through, my boots fit perfectly.

400 yards is a lot. Maybe leave earlier?

I leave super early to beat traffic on powder days. We have this window to beat morning traffic but it puts me at the mountain about an hour before the lifts start loading. I stand at the rope and drink coffee. I think it's worth it. I swear, if I wait just another 15 minutes to leave I'm in bumper to bumper traffic on snow covered roads and it takes an extra 30+ minutes of driving to get there. I was never so motivated years ago but we have had a lean 5 years so I get a little ridiculous about powder days. I can't sleep much past 5 anyways when I'm that fired up.
post #34 of 50

I guess different situations involve different solutions.  I live a minimum of 2+ hours from a ski area.  I already get up at 5:30 as it is, and often get there within 15 minutes of opening time.  Parking in the east -- at least where I ski -- simply is not convenient.  When I visited my daughter in Park City, I was amazed at how close one could get.  It's not an easy walk at almost any place I'm familiar with here. 

post #35 of 50
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Ha.. Well, we talked about JH and realizing it's at least 1500+ to go with flight, hotel, and car.. So we're nixing JH right now.. Heading to Park City more than likely.. we can get out there for 1000 pp at a 4-5 star hotel.. :/ He's been there a lot so looks to be a better solution and the mountains he's told me about we can drive to a different one each day since they're 30 mins between one another.. So.. figure this may be a better solution.. worst case scenario we go to Aspen or Breck. 

 

Thoughts?

post #36 of 50
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Originally Posted by LunaDeathStryke View Post
 

Ha.. Well, we talked about JH and realizing it's at least 1500+ to go with flight, hotel, and car.. So we're nixing JH right now.. Heading to Park City more than likely.. we can get out there for 1000 pp at a 4-5 star hotel.. :/ He's been there a lot so looks to be a better solution and the mountains he's told me about we can drive to a different one each day since they're 30 mins between one another.. So.. figure this may be a better solution.. worst case scenario we go to Aspen or Breck. 

 

Thoughts?


Had you started by asking for suggestions of where to go, most likely someone would've suggested Park City.  Just don't let him take you to Snowbird.  Driving out to Snowbasin would make for a fun day trip on a sunny day, especially on a weekend.  It's about an hour but far fewer people go there.

post #37 of 50
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Had you started by asking for suggestions of where to go, most likely someone would've suggested Park City.  Just don't let him take you to Snowbird.  Driving out to Snowbasin would make for a fun day trip on a sunny day, especially on a weekend.  It's about an hour but far fewer people go there.


Well, I have a friend who knows how I ride as well.. but suggested Canyons or Park City. And my buddy even told me Snowbird may be too steep for me just yet. I'm not even on blacks here on the East coast let alone wouldn't be able to touch them on the West coast :) I wouldn't dare try.. not yet anyways haha.. maybe next year in 2017 :p 

 

But my bf knows not to take me anywhere crazy.. he's ridden with me before a few times so he knows how I ride and what I can and can't handle and wouldn't put me into something he knows I wouldn't be comfortable in. I do need to fix my bindings though hands down.. my left knee hurts so bad so I think they're a bit too far apart.. Which we'll fix before I rid in November out here god willing or Dec :) 

post #38 of 50
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Oh and we're flying out on a Saturday and not riding that day then ride Sunday-Wednesday and would leave on that Thursday sometime.. But still checking deals right now :)

post #39 of 50
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But my bf knows not to take me anywhere crazy.. he's ridden with me before a few times so he knows how I ride and what I can and can't handle and wouldn't put me into something he knows I wouldn't be comfortable in.  

 

Wow, you must have gotten one of the very few gems floating around out there. 

 

Most of us are more in the vein of this song - The Truth About Men.   :D

post #40 of 50
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Wow, you must have gotten one of the very few gems floating around out there. 

 

Most of us are more in the vein of this song - The Truth About Men.   :D


LOL yes.. I would say I am a lucky girl.. but I know he'd say he was a lucky guy :p 

 

We're very simple people and just like to enjoy a little fun in the snow now and then.. but enjoy our vacation's when we can get them based on our line of work.. lol and I have a kid so when I can get free time for the grandparents to help out now and then we take them up on it! ;)

 

And nice song btw.. cracking up ;)

post #41 of 50

Have a good time in PC.

post #42 of 50
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@KingGrump - Since it says you're in NYC, ever get to Snowshoe?

post #43 of 50
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I'm late to this thread, but saw this.  The real question is: why WOULD you?  

I've never understood the practice of booting up in the car.  It's very often cold and unpleasant (esp. in the East).  There's not a comfortable place to sit.  It's hard to change into ski pants also in the car, requiring you to drive in them and overheat.  You have to walk long distances in ski boots -- which is bad for the boots and your legs/balance.  You still have to figure out where to put lunch and other incidentals, like spare gloves or goggles.  In sum, it's a pain in the *ss.


Different strokes, I guess, but a lot of what you're asking doesn't apply to everyone. I've never done anything but boot up in the car. I've also never been particularly cold or uncomfortable (including over a decade in the East) and I put my boots on standing up because it's easier.  Not sure why you'd have to drive in your snow pants - I put all my outerwear (and usually mid layer) on outside under the tailgate, too. And if I need to get down to my underwear, I figure anyone looking is worse off than I am for it ;)

 

Full disclosure: I'm a snowboarder, so our superiorly comfortable boot technology certainly plays a role :D

 

If I bring a lunch it goes in my pocket or stays in the car. I don't usually bring extra accessories, but if I did, they'd go in a pocket or stay in the car, too. It's usually a five to 15-minute walk back for me and at Snowbasin, it's not rare to park in the first couple rows, within a minute or two walk from the lifts. I could see why it'd be a pain if you have a far walk or long shuttle wait. 

 

The only issue I've ever really had is sometimes when I'm between shoes and boots, I lose my balance and drop a sock in the wet, cold parking lot - especially a problem if it's a wet, muddy lot. I bought some nice wool-lined LL Bean slide-ons that I can drop on the ground and put on quickly if this happens, so no longer a problem. Plus they're perfect shoes and all-around winter shoes. 

 

The advantages are not having to lug clothes, gear, boots, etc. from car to lodge and not having to fight for a spot in a rank, overcrowded locker room/area. I really scratch my head knowing some people spend stupid amounts of money on those lockers - Snowbasin's lockers show up as $875 for a season renewal (more than a season pass). I believe there's a big waiting list and people pass them down like heirlooms. For what? But again, different strokes. 

post #44 of 50
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Originally Posted by LunaDeathStryke View Post
 

Ha.. Well, we talked about JH and realizing it's at least 1500+ to go with flight, hotel, and car.. So we're nixing JH right now.. Heading to Park City more than likely.. we can get out there for 1000 pp at a 4-5 star hotel.. :/ He's been there a lot so looks to be a better solution and the mountains he's told me about we can drive to a different one each day since they're 30 mins between one another.. So.. figure this may be a better solution.. worst case scenario we go to Aspen or Breck. 

 

Thoughts?

So way too many words in my last post without even hinting at the actual thread topic : )

 

Was getting ready to give you a JH rec, but looks like you've moved on. Since you originally said you were going to drive to the resort and didn't seem to care about staying in town, also consider staying in Sandy/Midvale, or even Salt Lake, and driving to the Cottonwoods (you can do Solitude/Brighton if Snowbird is too much). This is one of the cheaper ways to do a ski trip in the entire West and would probably come in cheaper than PC. If you prefer a ski town and are happy with the price/package, stick with PC. 

post #45 of 50
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@KingGrump - Since it says you're in NYC, ever get to Snowshoe?

 

Nope. Been to Camelback 38 years ago, does that count as a almost? :D

 

When our kid was in school, we usually ski Southern VT every weekend and do three trips out west.

Now we are retired, we do SVT in Dec and head out west in early Jan for an extended road trip that usually last until end of April or mid May.         

post #46 of 50
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So way too many words in my last post without even hinting at the actual thread topic : )

 

Was getting ready to give you a JH rec, but looks like you've moved on. Since you originally said you were going to drive to the resort and didn't seem to care about staying in town, also consider staying in Sandy/Midvale, or even Salt Lake, and driving to the Cottonwoods (you can do Solitude/Brighton if Snowbird is too much). This is one of the cheaper ways to do a ski trip in the entire West and would probably come in cheaper than PC. If you prefer a ski town and are happy with the price/package, stick with PC. 


Haha sorry :) 

 

But yeah, figured PC may be better all around cost wise.. I'm a single mom and my bf doesn't have any kids but he's been boarding for much longer than I have. I don't know if I can do Snowbird but he seems to think I should be good. Once the season starts I'm usually boarding at least twice a month but we will see. School loans start next month and still saving for PC but at least we have our flights booked :) 

 

@KingGrump - Ha! Well, I'm probably your kids' age then perhaps.. but I've never been to Camelback.. Sounds fun. We don't have many options in Northern, VA unfortunately.. :/ 

post #47 of 50
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Originally Posted by LunaDeathStryke View Post

 

I don't know if I can do Snowbird but he seems to think I should be good. Once the season starts I'm usually boarding at least twice a month but we will see. 

 

PC sounds like a better fit. Snowbird is known for their steeps. Not much terrain for beginner and/or true intermediates.

 

Alta has a bit more mellow terrain than the bird, but they are not so fond of boarders. Unless you are a member of the local Alta Snowboard Team.

 

Got to get one of this for your board to belong. :D

 

post #48 of 50
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PC sounds like a better fit. Snowbird is known for their steeps. Not much terrain for beginner and/or true intermediates.

 

Alta has a bit more mellow terrain than the bird, but they are not so fond of boarders. Unless you are a member of the local Alta Snowboard Team.

 

Got to get one of this for your board to belong. :D

 


Haha yeah I saw the YouTube video about these guys doing a video for Alta and getting people to sign to allow boarders... LOL and being so new to snowboarding I asked my bf about it.. he told me they do allow boarder but I'm still not perfect on a snowboard.. so not trying to make any skiers mad at me.. I'd feel horrible :( So I stay on the easier slopes some greens but rare now but mostly blues but that's different from East coast to midwest/west coast :)

post #49 of 50
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Haha yeah I saw the YouTube video about these guys doing a video for Alta and getting people to sign to allow boarders... LOL and being so new to snowboarding I asked my bf about it.. he told me they do allow boarder but I'm still not perfect on a snowboard.. so not trying to make any skiers mad at me.. I'd feel horrible

Well, they allow snowboarders... as long as they are on skis. They don't allow the act of snowboarding, but anyone is welcome to ski there, even snowboarders.

post #50 of 50
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
 

Well, they allow snowboarders... as long as they are on skis. They don't allow the act of snowboarding, but anyone is welcome to ski there, even snowboarders.

The act of snowboarding? Lol. That's funny.. I don't ski nor have I ever been on skis.. So probably a no go for me even though it's super cheap to go there for the day (lift ticket wise). 

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