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Where's the Best Bang for the Buck in December?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I am a novice/intermediate skier. I am looking to hop off the plane, onto the shuttle( no car rental), check in and walk to the slopes. I want to take a long weekend to hit the slopes.

What are your thoughts?? Thanks.
post #2 of 10
Winter Park? Breckenridge? The Canyons? Solitude?
post #3 of 10
And, presumably, the Yellowstone Club...
post #4 of 10
Fly to SLC, then public trans or airport shuttle to Alta or Brighton, stay in dorm or private room at one of the many Alta Lodges, or Brighton Lodge.
Nearby Park City will also work and provide wider scope of intermediate skiing.
post #5 of 10
salt lake city. i stay at la quinta midvale. $65/nt room with breakfast + $30/day for auto rental and you are living unless a big bad storm comes, then usually you can get to park city resorts. also salt lake lift tickets are <$55 at hotel/ski shops. plus, if you are saving money, you can usually ski half days on travel day, that is the true savings, that is the clincher for me.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the input......A friend suggested Whistler Black Comb in Canada.....any thoughts about that place?

Is a car rental necessary in SLC?

Thanks guys!!!
post #7 of 10
Whistler is a great place, but for a long weekend from the midwest, you would have to be nuts.

Follow Jamesj's advice, fly to Slc, take a shuttle to Alta and stay at one of the lodges.

Denver would also work if Utah happens to gets skunked again.
post #8 of 10
The bus ride from the airport in Vancouver to Whistler would be pretty long to add on to the flight you would take. Whistler's great, but I think you'd need more time.
post #9 of 10
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Best Bang for the Buck in December?
a sixer of PBR tall boys if you are on the east coast
post #10 of 10
I'm from the Midwest and did Whistler last year. I flew into Seattle, spent the night (cousin lives in Seattle..), drove to Whistler and spent the night again. Boarded for 2 days. Left the next day. Another day would have been nice. You could do it with 5 days, 2 for traveling. Keep in mind you'd want someone w/ a car or a rental car. No real affordable mass transit to Whistler *yet?*.

Awesome hill though.
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