New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

3 days of skiing in SLC

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I am planning a trip to Salt Lake for early Feb (unfortunately, it will be just after the Gathering ends)

I've only skied Alta before and loved it. I'm trying to determine where to stay and then ski. My thought is to stay either at Alta or Snowbird and maybe take one day to get over to Solitude.

There will probably be 4 of us. We are more interested in the skiing then anything else, so as long as we can get a beer and a burger we won't need anything else.

Any thoughts on lodging and if we only have 3 days is one day over at Solitude worth it.

Other suggestions are also appreciated.

Thanks,
John
post #2 of 12
If I was staying up LCC, I wouldn't bother going to Solitude. If I was staying in the valley, I might.
post #3 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD View Post
If I was staying up LCC, I wouldn't bother going to Solitude. If I was staying in the valley, I might.
I second that, unless for some reason Solitude happens to get a lot more snow than alta or snowbird ( it doesn't usually happen, but it can ).
post #4 of 12
After having stayed at Snowbird and in SLC we have found it better to stay in town and chase the snowfalls. we are actually there at present and have varied our attentions between the 'Bird/Alta and Solitude which we had never skied before and which we loved. if you have a car its not a long drive and if snow conditions are tricky the park and ride works well. We used the bus yesterday to Snowbird when the resort got 11 in overnight and had an epic day in thigh deep pow. The day before we had the same sort of conditions at Solitude with far fewer people. keep ypu options open if you can
post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by gerathlete 1 View Post
After having stayed at Snowbird and in SLC we have found it better to stay in town and chase the snowfalls. we are actually there at present and have varied our attentions between the 'Bird/Alta and Solitude which we had never skied before and which we loved. if you have a car its not a long drive and if snow conditions are tricky the park and ride works well. We used the bus yesterday to Snowbird when the resort got 11 in overnight and had an epic day in thigh deep pow. The day before we had the same sort of conditions at Solitude with far fewer people. keep ypu options open if you can
The reason snowbird seemed so "crowded" yesterday was because a good portion of the mountain was closed for a good portion of the day ( some of it for the entire day ).
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
My first thought was to stay in LCC just incase we can't get in from town. I was out a few years ago and stayed in Sandy. While the price was right, I got stuck not being about to get up to Alta until late one morning due to snowfall.

I've heard there is shuttle service from LCC to Solitude. Is this true and if so, could we get to Solitude if they get a good dump and LCC doesn't?
post #7 of 12
I go every year for 4 days with a group of 16-25 guys and we always stay in Sandy and drive out to the resorts. Alta is always first, then we mix it up each year. Went to Brighton last year for the first time, excellent hill, much better than I expected and I'd rather to there than Solitude. If you don't mind the drive, try out Snowbasin, it's about a hour +/- north of SLC.
post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by UtahPowderPig View Post
The reason snowbird seemed so "crowded" yesterday was because a good portion of the mountain was closed for a good portion of the day ( some of it for the entire day ).
No, the reason it was so crowded was because it was, um..... more crowded. Always has been, always will be.
post #9 of 12
As has been said Alta/Snowbird can't be beat. If you had more time I would try to get to Solitude. It has that small mountain feel to it and can be a really fun place to ski. But with only three days there will be more then you can ski up LCC.
post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Powdr View Post
No, the reason it was so crowded was because it was, um..... more crowded. Always has been, always will be.
No, you're wrong. It was definitely LESS crowded, the parking lots weren't anywhere near full. You obviously weren't even there. Definitely not crowded, just a lot of people skiing only runs like big emma ( and nothing else ).
post #11 of 12
>My thought is to stay either at Alta or Snowbird and maybe take one day to get over to Solitude. There will probably be 4 of us. We are more interested in the skiing then anything else, so as long as we can get a beer and a burger we won't need anything else.

then accept it'll be much cheaper to stay in sandy or midvale and take a small chance you might not get to snowbird/alta(heavy snowfall closes or delays road opening), but if that happens, you will likely buzz right up to Solitude.

>if we only have 3 days is one day over at Solitude worth it.
yes, it is a good day skiing.
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
we have booked our stay. Our lodging is at Snowbird and we will be skiing for 4 days. We'll have the super pass for Alta/Snowbird/Solitude/Brighton. We are renting an SUV, so if the snow is better, we can drive to BCC. Our current plan though is to just do 2 days at Alta and 2 at Snowbird or something like that. We will just follow the snow.

We fly in on Tuesday, Feb 4th and will be skiing Wed through Sat Feb 9th and then flying out on Sunday.

I'll probably do some searching and then ask questions about terrain as I've only skied Alta before.

Thanks,
John
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion