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Cheap lodging options for Alta/Snowbird

post #1 of 12
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Anyone have any good advice for seeking out cheap lodging for Alta and Snowbird. I thought Alta had a hostel/dorm type place but can't find it on the web as of yet. If we do this we prob won't be renting car, but I think the bus/train system is fairly good?

Thanks,
Dave
post #2 of 12
You can find plenty of cheap hotels/motels to stay down in Sandy, at the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon. That is where we are staying this year. Most are close to the bus route or on it, so just research it. Do a search on this forum too, this topic has been brought up a bunch.
post #3 of 12

Camelot Guest House

Camelot Guest House
http://www.camelothostel.com/camelot.htm

I just got back this AM from Salt Lake City. I stayed at the Camelot guest house after my friend bailed last minute. $9.60 a night. I'll repeat that - $9.60 a night.

The people staying there were great. I even went out for some drinks with some of them. It's walking distance of downtown, a mile from I-15 and 35 minute drive Alta.

If you're paying $10 a night you can rent a compact car (at least to get you to the LCC or BCC wher you can take the ski bus) and still be ahead of the game.

ps: I got my superpass through travelocity and they had buy at least two days and get one free
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by dam5h View Post
Alta had a hostel/dorm type place but can't find it on the web as of yet.

http://alta.com/pages/lodging.php

peruvian
rustler
gold miners daughter

Last time I checked they were around $150 after taxes and gratuity.
I have never stayed at any of them but recently talked to two friends who stayed at the rustler and had good things to say but both agreed that although the peruvian was not as nice accomodations the vibe was excellent.
post #5 of 12
Last year my buddies and I stayed at a Best Western in Midvale.

For about $150 a night we got:
1. Lodging
2. Breakfast
3. Lunch
4. A lift ticket
5. shuttle ride to Brighton/Solitude/Alta/Snowbird
6. Rental car for the duration of the stay
7. dinner

I believe I spent a total of $500 for 3 nights lodging, 3 days skiing, R/T airfare.

Pretty sweet deal in my book, although Midvale really doesn't have a nightlife to speak of.

http://www.bestwesternutah.com/hotel...executive-inn/
post #6 of 12

camelot rates clarification

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Originally Posted by asland View Post
Camelot Guest House
http://www.camelothostel.com/camelot.htm

I just got back this AM from Salt Lake City. I stayed at the Camelot guest house after my friend bailed last minute. $9.60 a night. I'll repeat that - $9.60 a night.
I had a question about the rates. So,....

I went through hostelworld
http://www.hostelworld.com/findabed....senCountry.USA

I think I may have booked for the camelot hostel and got switched over to the camelot guest house (same owner). If you book directly into the camelot guest house the rate is slightly higher. Instead of $9.60/night it is $10.50/ night.

asland
post #7 of 12

this topic has been brought up a bunch

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Originally Posted by wasatchskier View Post
Do a search on this forum too, this topic has been brought up a bunch.
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=48543
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by asland View Post
Camelot Guest House
http://www.camelothostel.com/camelot.htm

I just got back this AM from Salt Lake City. I stayed at the Camelot guest house after my friend bailed last minute. $9.60 a night. I'll repeat that - $9.60 a night.

The people staying there were great. I even went out for some drinks with some of them. It's walking distance of downtown, a mile from I-15 and 35 minute drive Alta.

If you're paying $10 a night you can rent a compact car (at least to get you to the LCC or BCC wher you can take the ski bus) and still be ahead of the game.

ps: I got my superpass through travelocity and they had buy at least two days and get one free
Great deal on the room and the pass. How does the superpass work? What mountains, restrictions, etc.
post #9 of 12

superpass

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Originally Posted by northeasterner View Post
Great deal on the room and the pass. How does the superpass work? What mountains, restrictions, etc.
Ski Salt Lake Superpass
http://www.ski-saltlake.com/ski_salt...uper_pass.html

Normally, you get this as part of a hottel package but at the boston ski expo I found you could get your superpass at travelocity.


First time: You just go up to the ticket counter with your paperwork from travelocity. They scan it and give you a card. You then use that card for skiing, bus, trax...

Then, each day go to the ski areas ticket window and they print you out a lift ticket.

I was a little worried because my paperwork said only two day but when I called travelocity they told me that it would scan three days and it did.

travelocity buy 2,3,4,5 or 7 days and get one free): to get your ticket go to travelocity- activities - search by city (slc)
or follow this link
http://activities.travelocity.com/ne...ow_price=93.83

From ski Salt lake city Site:
The Super Pass, an easy-to-use card, may be redeemed for an all-day lift ticket at Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, or Solitude, and round-trip travel on UTA city buses, ski buses, and TRAX light-rail.

WHAT THE SUPER PASS CARD IS VALID FOR
Alta Ski Area - Adult full-day pass (remember: snowboarding is not permitted)
Brighton Resort - SuperTicket lift pass (9 am–9 pm when night skiing is available)
Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort - Adult all-day Tram & Chair pass
Solitude Mountain Resort – Adult all-day lift pass

FREE TRANSPORTATION
The Ski Salt Lake Super Pass includes round-trip travel on Utah Transit Authority (UTA) city buses, ski buses, and TRAX light-rail. The ski buses provide service to/from Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude. For specific route information, call 888-RIDE-UTA (888-743-3882) or visit www.rideuta.com.
post #10 of 12
From Travelocity's site:

"Purchase a 2, 3, 4 or 5 Day Super Pass and receive 1 additional day free offer is valid for bookings made between September 15th and December 15th, 2006 for travel during the 2006 - 2007 ski season ONLY."

Bummer Maybe next year?
post #11 of 12
I like the idea of staying somewhere that I can meet some people, but I've never stayed in a hostel before and am wondering what it is like. DO you have a secure room so you don't have to worry about gear getting stolen? Do you share bathrooms? Any help is appreciated.
post #12 of 12

utah hostel

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Originally Posted by northeasterner View Post
I like the idea of staying somewhere that I can meet some people, but I've never stayed in a hostel before and am wondering what it is like. DO you have a secure room so you don't have to worry about gear getting stolen? Do you share bathrooms? Any help is appreciated.
As mentioned above, I stayed at the camelot guest house in SLC and have aslo stayed at a hostel in Silverthorne, CO as well as a bunch in Europe.

The camelot guest house was a good scene. they had two bunk beds and a single bed in a small room. There was a snorer in the room but I was so beat from skiing I slept right through it. There were lockers in the room (bring your own lock) but I stashed my computer and other high cost valuables in my locked car. That being said it was a pretty trustworthy group but I'm from an area where you have to be a little weary about people so I was extra cautious. There was a common area to cook and eat and a living room to watch TV, play games, and hang out. This is where I met the most people. Yes, you share bathrooms but there were plenty of bathrooms and they were fairly clean. They had one toilet and one shower with a door that locked so for the moment you were in there it was your private bathroom.

I was able to take the ski bus where I met people and just got in line and talked to people at the ski area. I wasn't pushy but just said hi and I asked if I could join them. I met three great friends that I skied with for three of the four days I was there.

There are other dorms nearer to Alta that you can look into but they were more expensive but I have heard just a fantastic scene.

Matt
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