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Skiing in Utah this winter, tell me where I can get cheap lift tix!

post #1 of 24
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So I'm going out to Utah this winter in February 2005. I like to plan my trips way in advance and I was wondering if anyone knows where to get a good deal on lift tickets.

Basically I would like to ski the Canyons for 2 days, Deer Valley or Park City for a day, and Alta and Snowbird for 2 days.

Basically I was wondering if cheap lift tickets can be found if your only skiing for 2 days at each resort, since I know package deals don't usually take effect until 3 days. I have a few friends coming with me and they'd also be buying tickets but they would all be for the same 2 days.

If any skier or rider knows where I can get a good deal, let me know. If anyone has any recomendations on other places I should check out, let me know. The lodging that I have booked is at the base of the Canyons and I will be renting a car.

Thanks
post #2 of 24
Check out Solitude/Brighton also.

Check this link out for Pass Deals

http://www.skiutah.com/pressroom/article.ski?id=524
post #3 of 24
checkout the quick start program. if you fly in, in the morning Just show your airline ticket at the the window and you can ski that afternoon for free. Since deer Valley is pricey i would use that free pass to ski there for the afternoon. There is a Chevron gas station right off I80 on the left hand side of the road as you drive into town make a u turn at the first light. they sell lift tickets at a discount to all three resorts. Dans supermarket also sells discounted tickets.
post #4 of 24
Canyon Sports
post #5 of 24
The Super pass is an awesome deal if you're staying along the bus lines that roll into the Big and Little Cottonwood canyons. Usually you can only obtain these as part of a package deal but when I was there last year for a three day affair I walked over to the Best Western and simply asked if I could buy one each day. They did without question. The super pass also includes the bus fare so if you're really on a budget you can stay in one of the cheap motel chains along 7200(?), buy the Super Pass at BW and walk over to the bus terminal. No rental car needed!
post #6 of 24
I'm in Utah Feb 12-19 with my ski club. Maybe we'll bump into each other!

I couldn't find any reference at the link regarding the Quick Start.
post #7 of 24
You booked lodging at The Canyons? They should have told you about the Silver Passport, which allows you to buy discounted lift tickets that are good at all three Park City Resorts. I'd call them and see if you can get them to add the tickets to your package.

Thatsagirl
post #8 of 24
post #9 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by deltat
So I'm going out to Utah this winter in February 2005. I like to plan my trips way in advance and I was wondering if anyone knows where to get a good deal on lift tickets. . .
I wanted to resurrect this post. I will be in Utah from Feb. 5th - 11th. I will be staying one night at a Comfort Inn by the Airport and the rest at a condo at the base of The Canyons that I booked through a guy who owns a few condo's and rents them out (so no chance of getting a package deal through him). As of now, I plan to do 2 days at The Canyons, 2 days at Alta/Bird and 1 or 2 days somewhere else. I am open to suggestions of whether or not this is a good plan, as it is my first time skiing Utah!

So I could DEFFINETLY use more info about getting cheap tix. Are there any Comfort Inn deals I can take advantage of, even though I’m only staying there one day? Also if any bears are going to be out there that week and want to get together let me know!

Also, is there any massive Utah thread on this board someone can point me to which lists restaurants/nightlife/local tips and stuff like that?

Thanks

-Greg
post #10 of 24
sounds like an excellent plan, try Snowbasin as well, or if it is snowing and you don't want to drive far, DV, where the snow off the groomers does not get tracked up fast.

Best deal I could find for Canyons tix is online from Costco: 2-pack for $90. (5% more for nonmembers). I emailed Canyons to check: there are no black-out dates.

If you are staying at the base of the Canyons (Redpine?) you are close to Loco Lizard Cantina, in shopping mall right off the interstate - decent tex-mex.
post #11 of 24
Buy your lift tickets at any Canyon Sports store when you arrive. You then exchange the ticket voucher at the resort ticket window with no hassle.
post #12 of 24
ditto on Canyon Sports. Thats were we always get our tix.

http://www.canyonsports.com/tickets.html
post #13 of 24
Canyon Sports which is in a small strip mall on the right side of 7200 on the way to little and big cottonwood canyons sells discount lift tix to Alta as do most of the sports stores. The Lift House right at the base of the cottonwood canyons also on 7200 also sells discount tix. Look in the phone book for the addresses.

For the Start Program, mentioned below, you need to print a coupon off the internet, your boarding pass and an ID. Look for a link on the Park City website or on the SkiUtah website. We have used in several times and it works great.

Have fun.
post #14 of 24
I dont know how kosher this is, but you could always check with the resort staff at Snowbird. They get given free passes and if not used could always be sold for a profit ( for them) for a pittance.
My daughter is working there, and thus far has collected 15 passes for us, arriving from 0/s in a bit. she bought them for $20 each.
post #15 of 24
Go to the timeshare sales pitch at the Marriot and Westgate (which is at the Canyons). At Westgate I got 2 free lift tickets to resorts or my choice. I think the Marriot offers the same deal.
post #16 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marty
Canyon Sports
I've read up on some of the websites that offer cheap SLC area lift tickets, but can never tell whether they require you to hire gear in order to get the lift ticket cheap. Can someone confirm this?
post #17 of 24
Canyon Sports does not require any other purchase. Just go in and buy the lift tix.
post #18 of 24
Many thanks
Also, is there a CS store within walking distance of the Extended Stay in Sandy??
post #19 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkiAddict1
Many thanks
Also, is there a CS store within walking distance of the Extended Stay in Sandy??
You will be within easy walking distance of the Canyon Sports in Sandy from there.
post #20 of 24
Cool, thanks so much! This is looking better and better!
post #21 of 24
Just got back from 15 days in SLC:
- Before hitting SBird, make sure you can get there early as during snowy times the road up is not open 'till after 9-10am. Also for SBird, make certain Mineral is not closed due to foul weather or HIGH winds.
- Ditto for Alta re access road opening. But, they are both worth 1 day each at least, their tickets at Canyons Sports downtown or their other locations.
- Canyons Resort needs at least 2 days, tix at the above mentioned store.
- Park City, 2 days tix from the same store works out to $49/day, good deal.
- Deer Valley, unless you're a timid intermediate, don't go. Yes, super groomers (my style), but lame and short runs (except for Tycoon and Stein's Run, both excellent.
- Snowbasin, on clear days, MUST go, super-long runs, excellent pitch, and decent grooming, plus 2 gondolas! Tix at canyons as well.

Enjoy!
post #22 of 24
I don't think anyone has mentioned this and I am a little reluctant to give away my secret but eBay always works.
post #23 of 24
Gpual, I think you need a guide to show you around Deer Valley.
post #24 of 24
More ? on Canyon Sports: are these actual lift tix or vouchers (that need to be exchanged for tix at the mt)? Do they need to be used same day?

OK, I see from Eric above these are vouchers. 2nd question still applies - can I buy in advance?
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