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Which is fastest door to slope route?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
After having my second child I am now trying to figure what the fastest (and most cost efficient) ski trips from door to slope are. Mammoth is a 5 hour drive and a two night stay.
Can I fly into Reno on a Saturday A.m. flight and get to the slopes by 10ish? Is Utah a better option if I can only spend one night away?
Any ski junkie parents who have experience with leaving the wife and kids for one night to get their powder fix please reply.
Got a private plane at Santa Monica Airport? Will split fuel costs and buy dinner.
PLEASE HELP!! Any suggestions

Thanks,

Peter
post #2 of 7
From one Angeleno to another, it is hard to beat flying into Reno or Salt Lake. Both offer bus/shuttle from airport. The bus from Reno to Tahoe is considerably cheaper and it's a nice charter-type, with departures to/fro Reno/Tahoe several times a day. Also, cheap fares can be had.
'Bout the same with Salt Lake. Hour and-a-half flight, easy airport, shuttles set to go to any of the resorts. Call ahead - All Resort Express, I think - to reserve your seat (though you CAN just show up). Maybe half-hour, plus a little maybe, from airport to Park City, for example. Closer still, I guess, to either of the canyons' hills.
Just gotta leave earlier in the morning to get the most out of your day. But getting a half-day in is ZERO sweat.

[ November 21, 2002, 11:29 AM: Message edited by: ryan ]
post #3 of 7
Spend an extra night and buy some flowers from the guy on the offramp just before you get home.
post #4 of 7
Flowers? The guys on MY off-ramps offer only Mangos and strawberries.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by ryan:
From one Angeleno to another, it is hard to beat flying into Reno or Salt Lake. Both offer bus/shuttle from airport. The bus from Reno to Tahoe is considerably cheaper and it's a nice charter-type, with departures to/fro Reno/Tahoe several times a day. Also, cheap fares can be had.
'Bout the same with Salt Lake. Hour and-a-half flight, easy airport, shuttles set to go to any of the resorts. Call ahead - All Resort Express, I think - to reserve your seat (though you CAN just show up). Maybe half-hour, plus a little maybe, from airport to Park City, for example. Closer still, I guess, to either of the canyons' hills.
Just gotta leave earlier in the morning to get the most out of your day. But getting a half-day in is ZERO sweat.
post #6 of 7
I saw this a while back. Blue Air flys from long Beach Airport to Salt lake City for around $69.00 oneway. From what i hear you can book a seat on Blue Air right up flight time and still only pay $69.00. so if ya get a Powder Alert from Alta you can book an evening flight ski your brians out and still be home for a late dinner the next day.
post #7 of 7
I am reasonably certain that "Blue Air" is easier to find, if you're searching, as Jet Blue.
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