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Some Utah info please!

post #1 of 23
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Hi People. I’m about to embark on a 3 month ski holiday based in the SLC area, I am basically after some info on where would be the best place to stay. I am looking for furnished apartments and avoiding at all costs hotel accom. At the moment we are looking into renting in Sandy SLC which is a hell of a lot cheaper then PC, and close to the LCC & BCC resorts. But have had the opportunity of maybe getting accom in Midway. I was wondering if there is a road that connects Midway to LCC & BCC resorts, and if there is (which I think there is, google maps shows a road to BCC) does it get snowed in after big dumps?
I would appreciate and thoughts or info you can throw my way.
Thanks!
post #2 of 23
Do you mean Midvale?
post #3 of 23
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Midway, it's right near Heber City
post #4 of 23
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Midway, it's right near Heber City
Oh - that road connects to BCC in the summer. I drove it once in early October (with a 4x4) and it took years off my life. If you want to get from there to BCC or LCC, you'll have to take I-80 or a chopper. I'd go for the place in Sandy.
post #5 of 23
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bugger... so it isn't a sealed road then i gather
post #6 of 23
When I last drove it (back in 1996 or 97, I think) it was loose, steep, 1 1/2 lane gravel.
post #7 of 23
I drove it this summer---dirt/gravel and narrow for several miles, clearly not "maintainable" in winter.
post #8 of 23
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ok thanks for the info people. looks like Sandy is the goer
post #9 of 23
Yeah, Guardsman's pass to BCC is a little gravel road that goes up to near 10,000' with a nice 1000' cliff off to one side and no guardrail. It forks behind Brighton and one road leads to Deer Valley, the other winds down toward Midway through Aspen forest and hunter's cabins. It's hairball even in the summer. In winter it's under ten feet of snow. However, some hardy individuals do live up there, above Brighton, and park snowmobiles at upper Deer Valley to do the winter commute. Midway is lovely, however, a little settlement at the foot of the Wasatch back founded over 100 years ago. The city fathers decided that a Tyrolian look would fit the alp like mountains, so the building codes have encouraged a faux Swiss influence ever since. It's quite scenic, with grand mountains all around, in spite of the pell-mell development the last few years. Heber City (not a city at all), just down the road, lies in the middle of picture postcard Heber Valley. Up until a few years ago, you could still smell manure on any street corner in town in summer. For better or worse, that's getting built up too. It's still pretty rural though, and unless you've got horses to graze, you'll be much better off in SLC for three months.
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ok thanks for the info people. looks like Sandy is the goer
Sandy is nice, IMHO.
post #11 of 23
This is the place, eerrr Sandy that is.

you can be really close if you look hard enough, in fact if your vacations is from janurary - march we would have room for rent at this location.

post #12 of 23
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This is the place, eerrr Sandy that is.

you can be really close if you look hard enough, in fact if your vacations is from janurary - march we would have room for rent at this location.

Looks nice, would it be too much trouble to send me a PM with some details of your establishment? thanks
post #13 of 23
Honestly, in some storms, you'll have a hard time getting to the PC resorts--let alone BCC/LCC--from Midway.
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Honestly, in some storms, you'll have a hard time getting to the PC resorts--let alone BCC/LCC--from Midway.
yeah, I'm more interested in what BCC/LCC have to offer in terrain, so SLC is where it's at for skiing access, sounds like Midway is in the sticks...:
post #15 of 23
There is an 'Extended Stay' in Sandy and Midvale. They have weekly rates, and the rooms have kitchenettes. I have only stayed in studio style rooms with kitchenettes but they may have one bedroom which would be better for living long term. Both have restaurents handy.
post #16 of 23
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thanks Julie, any idea on the name of the place or is it on the web?
post #17 of 23
I'm going to be living in Kimball Junction for the winter. I'm 27, and this is my big blowout ski winter before settling down. I'm getting a season pass at Alta/Snowbird and the Canyons. Maybe even a midweek at PCMR too for the terrain parks. I'm wondering if anyone can give me a rundown of what it will be like getting to LCC on powder days...how early in the morning will I have to leave? I also have a Subaru, will I need to get snow tires?
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thanks Julie, any idea on the name of the place or is it on the web?
http://www.extendedstayamerica.com/

Union park or sandy locations in UT.
post #19 of 23
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http://www.extendedstayamerica.com/

Union park or sandy locations in UT.
Thanx for the info Lonnie - I'll look into that for sure
post #20 of 23
Bszekely, your biggest issue getting to LCC on a pow day may be getting over Parley's Summit on I-80. It closes often in storms--sometimes even when it's barely snowing in Park City/Kimball Junction.

Otherwise, you're required to have 4-wheel drive or chains to get up the canyon when the lights are flashing. Folks line up at the bottom of the canyon EARLY. Of course, if you've got a pass to Alta/Bird, you get a free UTA ski bus pass. Might as well park at the base and take the bus up on the deep days.
post #21 of 23
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Bszekely, your biggest issue getting to LCC on a pow day may be getting over Parley's Summit on I-80. It closes often in storms--sometimes even when it's barely snowing in Park City/Kimball Junction.

Otherwise, you're required to have 4-wheel drive or chains to get up the canyon when the lights are flashing. Folks line up at the bottom of the canyon EARLY. Of course, if you've got a pass to Alta/Bird, you get a free UTA ski bus pass. Might as well park at the base and take the bus up on the deep days.
That's an intriguing idea. Can you give me more info on where to park for the bus?
post #22 of 23
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Up until a few years ago, you could still smell manure on any street corner in town in summer.
Now, I have to dab a little behind my ears.
post #23 of 23
There are a few lots off of the 6200 South exit of I-215 and on the way to the canyons. One at the base of BCC, one at the base of LCC, and one between. It seems to be generally acceptable to park on the street (I think that's Fort Union) across from BCC when the BCC lot fills, too.

The buses stop at all those locations.
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