short drive to SLC2200 miles!
About 25 years with gas prices a third what they are now my friend
Don and I drove from Washington DC to Salt Lake after New
Years for a 2 week ski trip.
Stopped in Taos (no snow) and Durango (low to med snow) on the
way to SLC and at Steamboat (good snow) on the way home. Took
2 extra days going and 3 extra days coming home.
What we saved on airfare and rental cars made this trip cost about 1/2
that of a usual western trip. The crazy part was that the car (71 240Z)
engine was being overhauled by yours truly and a week before the trip
pistons and the crankshaft were laying all over the bench in my garage.
The only engine trouble we had at all was the water pump went out
and was replaced in the motel parking lot in SLC. It was external
and easy to get at.