I am in charge of setting up a trip for 6-8 (advanced beginner/intermediate) skiers (adults) in Feb. '08. We have skied Breckenridge/Keystone the past two years and enjoyed it, but we have several who are affected a fair amount by altitude, and (even with medication) usually have the first few days shot with headache/dysequilibrium, etc. We have extended our trips in the past to acclimate slowly, but have a limited number of days this year, so thought we would try Park City. Our thoughts are much lower altitude, less acclimation needed, and just a change of scenery. My problem, however, has been finding lodging at a similar price in Utah. In the past we have found excellent deals in Steamboat, Breck, and Keystone usually with packages directly through the resort, discounting the lodging and lifts by a percentage or even stay/ski 4 nights, get the 5th free sort of thing. However, in looking extensively at Park City/Deer Valley, I find none of those kind of specials. I can find cheaper lodging in Salt Lake City and drive in, but Park City, for example, seems pretty retail. Am I just looking too early?? : Is this kind of discounting not found in Utah? Just for comparison I priced out lodging in Steamboat/Keystone/Breckenridge for this year and it's at least 20%+ less. It's going to be a hard sell to the other folks if expenses are that much higher. I guess I have expected high pricing in Aspen, Beaver Creek and Snowmass (love that resort, though) but didn't know what to expect in UT. Any help or suggestions re UT lodging would be appreciated, or should I wait and see if package deals come later? The people in the group don't demand ski-in, ski-out, but are used to "nice" lodging (let's say equivalent to Gold rating, if one uses the Resortquest rating system). Thanks in advance for any help.
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9/10/07 at 7:34pm