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post #1 of 13
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I'll be going to Alta at the end of January going for six days.

 

I've looked into the Super Pass.  Is that the best pass to get for a one week trip?

 

Can I get the pass locally or do I need to order it ahead of time online?

post #2 of 13
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I'll be going to Alta at the end of January going for six days.

 

I've looked into the Super Pass.  Is that the best pass to get for a one week trip?

 

Can I get the pass locally or do I need to order it ahead of time online?


Where are you staying?  Are you renting a car?  Just wondering if you are only going to ski Alta or if you have any interest in checking out other places as well.

 

Did you compare the price for Alta only as an advanced purchase online?  I have the MCP so haven't needed to look for a while.  Friends who ski Alta less frequently usually go with Liftopia when we meet up for a late season trip to Alta Lodge.

post #3 of 13
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Staying at snowbird. Can't remember the place but it's slope side. We'll ski snowbird and Alta. We may go to Brighton too.

I thought about mcp but it doesn't seem worth it for six days.
post #4 of 13
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Oh and we're renting a car.
post #5 of 13
If youre staying at snowbird for that long did you not book a ski and stay package? That probably is the cheapest even if youre upgrading to addon alta for a few days.

You also dont need a car if youre just going to stay at snowbird resort...just book shuttles in and out that will save you money too which I think you do through snowbird reservations too or is included in the package
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by Hitman View Post
 

I'll be going to Alta at the end of January going for six days.

 

I've looked into the Super Pass.  Is that the best pass to get for a one week trip?

 

Can I get the pass locally or do I need to order it ahead of time online?

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Staying at snowbird. Can't remember the place but it's slope side. We'll ski snowbird and Alta. We may go to Brighton too.

I thought about mcp but it doesn't seem worth it for six days.
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Oh and we're renting a car.

Yep, the MCP is only worth it if bought at the lowest price and planning skiing 7+ days at one destination or can get to two destinations.

 

The advantage of the SuperPass is the flexibility to ski BCC or LCC on a given day, without having to think about Liftopia too far in advance.  When I stay in the city, before the MCP my friends and I usually just picked up a discounted lift ticket at the base of the canyon on the way.

 

Did you reserve AWD?

post #7 of 13
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Basically, a friend of mine said, "I've got a one week timeshare at Snowbird and you're welcome to tag along."  It's at the Iron Blossom Lodge.

 

I said, "Heck Yeah!"

 

He reserved the car too, so I'm not sure what kind of car he reserved.  Do we need AWD?  

 

Basically I'll just be pitching in some cash to help with expenses and going along for the ride.

 

He said we "may" ski over at Brighton but we're mostly doing Snowbird and probably a day or two at Alta.  

post #8 of 13
3day pass for snowbird or alta directly on their site (via liftopia) is cheaper than the superpass.
You can start with that as the core of your tickets.
Then you can also pick up various tickets for the remaining days either again on liftopia or discounted at ski shops back in town.
Part of it is if you're in a group even of 2 can you commit to your ski itinerary right now? Or do you need to decide each day. And is saving time or saving money most important.
post #9 of 13
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Basically, a friend of mine said, "I've got a one week timeshare at Snowbird and you're welcome to tag along."  It's at the Iron Blossom Lodge.

 

I said, "Heck Yeah!"

 

He reserved the car too, so I'm not sure what kind of car he reserved.  Do we need AWD?  

 

Basically I'll just be pitching in some cash to help with expenses and going along for the ride.

 

He said we "may" ski over at Brighton but we're mostly doing Snowbird and probably a day or two at Alta.  

I did a week there season before last.  We did not have a car and did not really need one. Skied Alta 3 days taking the bus from BIrd and skiing home and skied Snowbird 2 days.  However, grocery shopping is severely limited up there and dining out options are limited as well.  If you can get a car for not a lot more than the shuttle costs it will definitely be nice to have.

post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Hitman View Post
 

Basically, a friend of mine said, "I've got a one week timeshare at Snowbird and you're welcome to tag along."  It's at the Iron Blossom Lodge.

 

I said, "Heck Yeah!"

 

He reserved the car too, so I'm not sure what kind of car he reserved.  Do we need AWD?  

 

Basically I'll just be pitching in some cash to help with expenses and going along for the ride.

 

He said we "may" ski over at Brighton but we're mostly doing Snowbird and probably a day or two at Alta.  


Sounds like your friend has done a ski week at Snowbird before so knows the deal with a rental car.  There are times when it's snowing hard enough in LCC that AWD or chains are required.  For future reference, that's why some people reserve AWD that can be cancelled.  Or reserve both AWD and 2WD and cancel the one they decide not to use.  People who stay in the city have the option of taking the ski bus on a snowy day.  But obviously that doesn't apply for your trip.

post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
Yep he has been there several times. I just spoke to him and he said that he always gets tickets at ski and see after he arrives in town. So I guess I'll go along with whatever he is doing to keep things simple.
post #12 of 13
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Yep he has been there several times. I just spoke to him and he said that he always gets tickets at ski and see after he arrives in town. So I guess I'll go along with whatever he is doing to keep things simple.


KISS is always a good idea for any ski trip.


If you have any interest in potentially meeting up with any Bears while you as in LCC, post your dates in the Alta/Snowbird meetup thread.

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/144371/alta-and-or-snowbird-when-are-you-going-to-be-there-in-2015-16

post #13 of 13
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Cool.  Thanks.

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