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Hello All,

 

Does any one know of any people who have/own condos in the Cottonwood Heights areas and who use it seasonally to ski Snowbird/Alta. I'm an East Coaster, New Jersey, trying to figure out where to buy.

 

Snowbird/Alta is my ideal ski areas--but I am concerned that I'd just come home to Cottonwoods Heights and it would be lights out--since its not a ski town per se...

 

Does any one know if there's any kind of seasonal ski community in this area...of people who ski Snowbird/Alta...Thanks.

 

David 

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A group of us did a VRBO house in Cottonwood Heights for a few years. It's a typical Utah upper middle class suburb.  Not much going on except Sunday school and family home night.

If I were going to live in Utah again, I'd look at Ogden or Sugarhouse, definitely north of 2100 south. Sugarhouse is an easy drive to the canyons, only a few minutes further than Cottonwood Heights.  Maybe I'd look at Park City too.

 

BK 

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I met a couple seniors from the midwest who spend their winters in SLC skiing LCC several years ago.  My impression was that they had rented houses close to the base on LCC.  Note that both men were retired, one perhaps in his 70s and the other was 87.  The younger retiree alternated season passes between Snowbird and Alta.  He was rather frustrated that season because none of his adult children were interested in bringing out his grandchildren for a ski vacation.  The older man was part of the Alta Wild Old Bunch.

 

I've stayed in a VRBO house in Sugar House for a week with ski buddies.  Definitely feels more like a normal neighborhood in terms of shops, and places to eat and drink than the condo complexes in Cottonwood Heights.

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Hello All,

 

Does any one know of any people who have/own condos in the Cottonwood Heights areas and who use it seasonally to ski Snowbird/Alta. I'm an East Coaster, New Jersey, trying to figure out where to buy.

 

Snowbird/Alta is my ideal ski areas--but I am concerned that I'd just come home to Cottonwoods Heights and it would be lights out--since its not a ski town per se...

 

Does any one know if there's any kind of seasonal ski community in this area...of people who ski Snowbird/Alta...Thanks.

 

David 

Hi Blitz, I noticed you started a related thread a couple years ago on where/how to find friends at a strange new ski area:  http://www.epicski.com/t/121155/ski-area-with-best-community-for-older-mature-pretty-good-skier#post_1605403

There were some responses in there that could apply to this question too.  Look for community ski clubs or ski area-based ski clubs and interact with them.  If you are seriously interested in Cotttonwood Heights and nearby neighborhoods perhaps you should rent a place there off VRBO for say a month one winter to get a better feel.  My son lives there and I visited three times last winter for a week or more each time.  He made some quick friends by just skiing a lot a Snowbird.  The Cottonwood Heights area is very normal suburbia.  It has tons of stores and modestly priced dining options.  There are a lot of ski shops, locals and visitors that ski, but also many locals who do not ski.  It's about 30 minutes to the parking lots of Snowbird and Alta.  Snowbird and esp Alta are known for popularity with loyal and skilled senior skiers.  Real estate gets more pricey as you get closer to base of LCC, but you might check over there.  If you really want a walkable ski town type community in UT with lots of entertainment and activities you should probably look at Park City.  Sure, it's touristy, but still pretty dang nice.  I chuckle at my son who has become a Snowbird snow snob and looks down on it.  I think the snow and terrain are mighty nice in the grand scheme of things.  One little dark cloud about LCC is that it is pretty frenetic on a powder day, esp if a powder day hits on a weekend.  Then you will have to deal with big crowds and 1-2 hour delays getting to the slopes unless you get up very early.

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