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SLC/Cottonwood Creative Accomodation and Advice

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Anybody got any experience of staying in (maybe) Sandy or other surburban neighborhoods near/on the bus routes up to Snowbird/Alta, Brighton/Solitude.

In parallel, still considering staying in Park City for the 2 weeks but Sundance Festival is on so anybody local with any ideas around the stratospheric condo costs at this time gratefully received.

Addtionally, in late January, on balance (yeah I know last year was amazing) is most, if not all of everything open or should I expect some areas at Alta/The Bird to be closed (except for the usual safety/maintenance) at that time of year.

post #2 of 9
I suggest you stay in Midvale and not Sandy cause the bus service is better from there. We stayed in Sandy and the first bus went a lot later than Midvale. Midvale is the better spot to chose either LCC or BCC, buses start earlier and are more regular.

But if you stayed in Sandy you will able to catch up more easily with the Bears attending ESA, which is on at the same time you mentioned you were going.
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Look for things in the Canyon Raquet Club at the base of LCC. Shuttles will have you up to all 4 resorts in 20-30 minutes and also go into the city on Ft. Union - good resturants.
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Thread Starter 

LCC heads up

Cheers for the info, I'll look into vrbo again around the Canyon Racquet Club.
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I've stayed at the Super 8 in Midvale. It's right on the 98 route, but I always get a rental car because I have family in town and believe that driving subcompacts through avalanche debris builds character.
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Yes it is very possible to get around Salt Lake City and ski areas without a CAR.

We stayed at the Days Inn 7251 South 300 West, Midvale, UT 84047 (801-566-6677). This Days Inn is a 5 minute walk from the TRAX train station , which is the same station you pick up for the ski bus to go to Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, and Brighton. From airport to hotel you can take a bus and TRAX right to the hotel for $1.40 with transfers. The hotel price includes lift tickets and bus transportation. The hotel includes a little breakfast area with bagels, coffee, juice, and Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwichs. For night lift you can take the TRAX into Salt Lake where they have this open mall area with some nice restraunts. Its not obvious where it is so take the TRAX into Salt Lake last train stop (Delta Center stop) and follow the teanagers.

Here is an excellent map with phone numbers for more information. You can call Ride UTA for exact instructions from airport to hotel.

Here is an excellent train and bus map.

post #7 of 9
I would prefer to stay in PC. but when Sundance is in town, all bets are off.
SLC/Sandy/Midvale, are great choices. UTA runs the ski bus to and from all 4 Cottonwood resorts. Plus there are shuttle services to and from Park City.
Many of the older members here have thier favoret places to stay. Kepp watching the site here, and yur'll get thounsands of ideas. It's just what you what to do.
post #8 of 9
Extended Stay America in Midvale. It's near all the Union Park Ave things and only 1/2 block from a bus ride to the lifts. Last winter(January) paid $250 on the weekly (not daily) rate and that included all taxes. We had rented a car and didn't use the bus, but it was there if needed. Also a few ski shops in the area if you need a basic tune or new gloves etc... Very comfortable with a useable kitchen if that matters.
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