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Utah after the Olympics

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Anyone in the biz in utah know what to expect with crowds and prices after the games? I'm trying to nail down at least one big trip and would love to head back out to Alta/Snowbird.
post #2 of 8
I'll ask the ski Utah people tomorrow.
They are located in the hotel i work for during the summer.
I'll post my answer to you here.
post #3 of 8
From what I have heard, many resorts are anxious to get advanced reservations. It seems that bookings are way down DUE TO THE OLYMPICS. Seems everyone is afraid of the Olympic crowds, and nobody is planning to ski Utah this year. I think you may find some good bargains for the surrounding weeks. I even got an email from the Snowbird Snow Report line pretty much begging me to reserve a weekend. I think Utah might be a sleeper this year with good deals and low crowds.
post #4 of 8
what Jaws said.
As a hotelier in SLC, I would say March & April should be great & uncrowded. At Ski Utah meetings this season we talked about all resort's bookings are off. I would check out Snowbird, solitude, & High rustler @ alta's websites for deals.
drop a line once you look w/ questions as I always enjoy skiing with others & maybe we could even get Harpo to come out too.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Good Deal! Thanks for the info. Air from here (atlanta) to SLC is only $225 right now for 3/7-3/16. May try for 10 days and prob stay off mountain along the way to the cottonwoods for cheaper prices. SB lodging still seemed fairly pricey for the times I was looking for.
post #6 of 8
There are some nice deals to be had for Utah this year. Ski Utah thinks skier visits will be down by about 30% due to the Olympics. The funny thing is The games will only take up about 5 % of the total terrain on the mountain.All The Mountains are offering deals with lift tickts reduced by $20.02,with a few nights lodging.I have a feeling that This is going to be a good snow year here in Utah.Wouldn't it be a shame If they had to postpone some of the races due to to much snow?

The Best skier in the world is the One with the biggest smile. Utah49
post #7 of 8
call the 800 # ask for lodging in sandy near the canyons.
see ya in the trees!
post #8 of 8
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Aug. 29, 2001

Media Contact: Nathan Rafferty, Director of Communications
P: 801.534.1779
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Email: nato@skiutah.com

GAMES FEB. 8-24, 2002

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - (August 29, 2001) Officials at Ski Utah today
announced that Utah ski resorts are reporting plenty of lodging availability
during the upcoming Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games, Feb. 8-24, 2002.
"We've just polled our 14 mountain resorts, and all of them have lodging
availability not only during the Games, but before and after the Games as
well," says Ski Utah Communications Director Nathan Rafferty.

"Park City Mountain Reservations is booking condominium lodging all day long
and has plenty of inventory left," says Bonnie Crail, marketing director at
Park City Mountain Resort. "Potential visitors may call 800-222-PARK to
access 90 percent of the condos available in Park City. Park City Mountain
Reservations also assists visitors in booking flights, rental cars, lift
passes and rental equipment."

Snowbird Communications Director Dave Fields reports that Snowbird has
corporate and guest lodging available before, during and after the 2002
Olympic Winter Games. Guests may call 800-453-3000 or book reservations
online at www.snowbird.com.

Brian Head Resort, (including the towns of Brian Head, Parowan and Cedar
City), has over 3,000 lodging units currently available during the Feb.
8-24, 2002 timeframe.
Brian Head visitors may call 888-771-1404 to reach Brian Head Destination
Services, or visit www.brianhead.com; www.brianheadutah.com; or www.scenicsouthernutah.com.

Solitude Mountain Resort still has lodging available during the Games.
Visitors should access the "specials" page at www.skisolitude.com or call

Deer Valley Resort reports plenty of lodging availability during the Games.
Interested parties can contact Deer Valley Central Reservations at
800-558-DEER (3337) or visit www.deervalley.com.

Visitor Information Services Coalition of Utah (VIS), in conjunction with
area convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce and hospitality
and tourism organizations, is Salt Lake 2002s official visitor information
service for the Olympic Winter Games. VIS currently has a limited inventory
of hotel, motel and condominium accommodations, but is continually adding
rooms. For more information and online reservations, visit www.saltlakeinfo.org or call toll free (888) 222-5562.

Other helpful resources for those looking to stay in Utah this winter are
the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau Web site, www.saltlakeinfo.org;
the Park City Chamber Bureau Web site, www.parkcityinfo.com/2002olympics/lodging; or Ski Utah's site at www.skiutah.com.

"Past Olympic venues have informed us that their ski business has been down
during Olympic years because people are afraid of crowds," says Ski Utah
President Kip Pitou. "It's actually going to be a fantastic year to ski and
ride Utah. All of our mountain resorts are open; slopes will be uncrowded;
we have plenty of lodging availability; and with our season-long $20.02
Winter Celebration program, visitors can purchase lift tickets for $20.02
off the daily rate if they book three nights lodging with participating
properties. The snow's going to be fantastic as usual. Visitors still have
plenty of time to book a Utah ski vacation for the upcoming season."

For more information on lodging availability before, during and after Utah's
Olympic Winter Games, or on the $20.02 Winter Celebration, please contact
Ski Utah Communications Director Nathan Rafferty at 801-534-1779.


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