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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I am headed to SLC Jan 6 and I arrive at 12:00 noon. Which resort should I use the quick start ticket at?

I am interested in the following:

1. Getting there as quickly and as easily as possible.
2. Having the least amount of headaches with parking.
3. Maximizing time on the hill.

FYI, I have all my own gear so all I need to do is hit the ticket window and go. If anyone has suggestions on where to park etc. it is greatly appreciated. Are there any Utah bears that would be interested in making some turns with me on this day?
post #2 of 18
I think Deer Valley is the best bet. Pull up curbside and leave your skis with a ski valet (free service). Then go park your car and take either a free shuttle or walk to the ticket office. You should be on the slopes within 15 minutes or so of dropping off your skis.
post #3 of 18
please uunderstand that Quick Start is for Park city area resorts only. The first resort you will see as you drive into this area is the Canyons. If your lucky with your plane arriving on time getting your car and gear you might be able to be skiing by 1:PM to 1:30 PM. By the way front are moving in tonight and they say we should have 2 to 3 foot of new snow by the time this system moves out of Utah. Oh and If you want to ski Snowbird and your a Costco member they have discounted lift tickets at Costco.
post #4 of 18
As George Bailey says in It's A wonderful Life, hot dog! I'll be out in SLC visiting the fam from the 6th to the 11th, and some fresh snow is just what the doctor ordered. Gotta love those odds.

Thanks for the morale booster, Utah49!
post #5 of 18
Canyons.
post #6 of 18
I'll be out there skiing the 9th - 14th. Probably be at PCMR 9th, Deer Valley 10th, and Canyons 11th. After that I've got 2 more tickets at PCMR and 1 day to do whatever else.
post #7 of 18
I'll be in SLC starting Jan. 7th until.... I don't know... for at least 2 weeks. If anyone would like to meet upfor some turns or a "cider" afterwards, give me a holler...

arcomtec@yahoo.com
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks all!!

I think I am going to hit the Canyons for the quick start.
post #9 of 18
if you are renting all the equiment, Utah ski and Golf has a store right at the baggege claim for both termenals. You can even reserv online. This would save you alot of time.
Be forwarned, parking at that time of day will be tough.
If it's a snow day, ski Deer Valley, cause there will still be untrack area for the taking.. just ask the right people. They were red.
post #10 of 18
Speaking of parking... At noon which resort has the easiest parking (PC, DV or the C's)

I too signed up for the "ski for free" deal... Wondering what's the shortest path to the slopes. I'll get into SLC Friday morning...
post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Euclide
I'll be in SLC starting Jan. 7th until.... I don't know... for at least 2 weeks. If anyone would like to meet upfor some turns or a "cider" afterwards, give me a holler...

arcomtec@yahoo.com
Are you planning on skiing any of the other canyons? I will be staying at the Brighton Loop and plan on skiing Brighton, Solitude and Snowbird on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in no particular order if you want to try to hook up one of those days.
post #12 of 18
Check your PM! I sent you one...
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by Euclide
Speaking of parking... At noon which resort has the easiest parking (PC, DV or the C's)
In Canyons you take a little gondola to get from parking lots to the base. It is convenient enough, and their parking lot is big, should be no problem to park. In DV you take a shuttle. In PC we usually can find a place close enough to walk to the slopes, but we always arrive in the morning, I am not sure what is the situation in the middle of the day.

But if I were to chose between these 3 resorts, I take Canyons and go straight to Ninety Nine Ninety while there still time. PC is blue groomers mostly, and DV is expensive, I did not see why pay more just because the waiter takes your plate away at lunch.
post #14 of 18
I agree, go to the Canyons . The parking lot is quite large, though i find the gondola to be a pain. Will be in SLC from jan 9th. I plan to mostly ski alta-snowbird, maybe a day at the canyons. BTW, Canyon Sports has discounted lift tickets too.
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by EasternSkiBum
I'll be out there skiing the 9th - 14th. Probably be at PCMR 9th, Deer Valley 10th, and Canyons 11th. After that I've got 2 more tickets at PCMR and 1 day to do whatever else.
coming from the east and only skiing Park CIty?
you might as well have picked a Colorado resort...........
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by matt_davis
coming from the east and only skiing Park CIty?
you might as well have picked a Colorado resort...........
Wasn't my decision. The ski club asked me to run it but they set everything up. My people are mostly lower end skiers who begged for DV instead of going to LCC. I'm unfortunately in a situation of having to cater to the demands of the paying customer. I've got the comp......
post #17 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by matt_davis
coming from the east and only skiing Park CIty?
you might as well have picked a Colorado resort...........

I dunno, "Buck hill" has over twice Vail's base right now.....
post #18 of 18
Sounds like a Bears gathering....I'm heading to SLC Thursday night...skiing Fri, Sat, and Sun.

My email is: leenester@yahoo.com

Maybe we should have a non-sanctioned Bear gathering one day where we all ski one area. Maybe PCMR, since a few Bears live up in PC???
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