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Family/group of 10, going West in March

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Our final destination is Steven's Pass, we have a friend that works there. Driving in two vehicle and will be going through Bozeman area. Probably spend 1 ski day there and then Steven's. Unless we get dumped on. :) Leaving from Wisconsin.

 

Looking for some tips. We ski and sleep and not much else. Ok, this trip, drive too.
 

1. Cheapest places to stay at Bozeman area. Heck a night in Yurt is fine too.

2. What resort is a must to ski in the Bozeman area?  Ability level is mid-high.

3. Best/cheapest to stay in Steven's pass area. Don't think the friend has room for 10 people.

 

I have 4wd Suburban, but the other vehicle will need chains. (probably already has them)

 

Anything else that would be useful, feel free to answer.  I hope they all have decent snow.

 

Thanks

Dwight

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Our final destination is Steven's Pass, we have a friend that works there. Driving in two vehicle and will be going through Bozeman area. Probably spend 1 ski day there and then Steven's. Unless we get dumped on. :) Leaving from Wisconsin.

 

Looking for some tips. We ski and sleep and not much else. Ok, this trip, drive too.
 

1. Cheapest places to stay at Bozeman area. Heck a night in Yurt is fine too.

2. What resort is a must to ski in the Bozeman area?  Ability level is mid-high.

3. Best/cheapest to stay in Steven's pass area. Don't think the friend has room for 10 people.

 

I have 4wd Suburban, but the other vehicle will need chains. (probably already has them)

 

Anything else that would be useful, feel free to answer.  I hope they all have decent snow.

 

Thanks

Dwight


Sounds like quite an adventure.  What are your dates?  Early and late March would be different.

 

Bridger is well worth a day when driving through Bozeman.  It's a non-profit that locals enjoy while the tourists do ski weeks at Big Sky.  Bridger is only "small" in comparison to Big Sky.  Bridger has 2000 acres with terrain for all levels.

 

Bozeman is a university city.  Lots of lodging options from cheap motels to VRBO houses/condos.

 

Might learn something from this thread by another midwest father planning to drive out to Montana:

http://www.epicski.com/t/130819/planning-montana-ski-vacation-need-advice

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First full week of March.

 

Thanks for the info, I was thinking Bridger would be good.

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Sounds like a fun trip! Leavenworth, Washington is pretty convenient to the slopes and the drive avoids day traffic from Seattle. There are a good number of rooms there, and it's a fairly charming spot (in case anyone wants to do anything beyond eat and sleep). And prices should probably be low enough to make it a good choice.

 

Depending on just how much skiing you want to do, it might be worth looking at season tickets. A Stevens Pass pass gets you unlimited there, 3 free days at Bridger, 3 free days at Schweitzer (maybe hit it on the drive back?), plus the other Powder Alliance benefits for $549 adult until they open. Or maybe one of the other Powder Alliance passes if you just need 3 days at Stevens (Angel Fire's $429 for adults right now). 

 

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Originally Posted by dtrumbower View Post
 

Our final destination is Steven's Pass, we have a friend that works there. Driving in two vehicle and will be going through Bozeman area. Probably spend 1 ski day there and then Steven's. Unless we get dumped on. :) Leaving from Wisconsin.

 

Looking for some tips. We ski and sleep and not much else. Ok, this trip, drive too.
 

1. Cheapest places to stay at Bozeman area. Heck a night in Yurt is fine too.

2. What resort is a must to ski in the Bozeman area?  Ability level is mid-high.

3. Best/cheapest to stay in Steven's pass area. Don't think the friend has room for 10 people.

 

I have 4wd Suburban, but the other vehicle will need chains. (probably already has them)

 

Anything else that would be useful, feel free to answer.  I hope they all have decent snow.

 

Thanks

Dwight

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