solo... but way cheap
I just got back from solo trip to Utah.
First, let me say I was worried about skiing alone. But, The first lift ride I met a guy from sweden who I skied with for the next two days. I also met another guy from utah and and another from co that I skied with for the rest of my time there. Just strike up a conversation with people on the lift, in line...
Second, lodging. I stayed at the camelot house near downtown SLC for $9.60 per night. http://www.camelothostel.com/CG.htm
. I booked it through hostel world http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldet...tLakeCity-7729
. There was a great crew there. I even ended up goiing out to bars with a few of the guys.
Third, this made it cheap enough so I could rent a car. Get a cheap one through priceline, hotwire... Even at $30 a day (and you can probably get it for near $20 a day) you're ahead of the game from a cheap hotel room. Drive to the ski areas but take the bus on snow days.
Fourth, check out "sliding on the cheap utah" at http://www.slidingonthecheap.com/ut/...ry/000020.html
for great deals.
Fifth, check to see if your season pass has a recipricol agreement with any of the mountains. My mt wachusett (a dinky ma mountain) allowed me to get half price tickets at alta ($26).
Finally, if none of the above - buy a superpass through travelocity. It allows you to ski one of the mountains in bcc or lcc (alta, snowbird (with tram), solitude, brighton) for about $43 a day or go to the local ski stores to get discount tickets.