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first timer to snowbasin

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going to snowbasin late february early march, looking for recommodations for lodging that is practicle for flying into SLC, shuttle to lodging and shuttle to snowbasin. just the wife and I. thanks for all help-- darent
post #2 of 14
Whatever you do, make sure you use the bathrooms there, you will thank me.
post #3 of 14
Wow. You're gonna love Snowbasin.
post #4 of 14
there's another note on this - do a new post search you'll find it.

Not much up there close I guess.

Too bad - had one of my best days ever last year up there - hip deep everywhere. Snowed 18+ while we were there on top of 12+ night earlier - ridiculous.

Great place too ... lodges, don't even start - DV looks like a trailer park! Well maybe not that bad but ....
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going to snowbasin late february early march, looking for recommodations for lodging that is practicle for flying into SLC, shuttle to lodging and shuttle to snowbasin. just the wife and I. thanks for all help-- darent
Do a search on "Snowbasin" and you will find lots of threads which should answer your questions. Here is one on lodging:

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...ight=snowbasin

I was there for a day in 2007 and had a good time. Socked in with fog for a good part of the day but still enjoyed it. Restaurants and facilities REALLY nice.
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Whatever you do, make sure you use the bathrooms there, you will thank me.
And take your GPS in with you.
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looking for recommodations for lodging that is practicle for flying into SLC, shuttle to lodging and shuttle to snowbasin
I don't think it exists at this time. I think you pretty much have to drive to Snowbasin.
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Here's the reply I got wrt shuttles from the Snowbasin resort:

There is shuttle service from the airport to various hotels in the area. In turn, some of the hotels in Ogden have had shuttle service available to Snowbasin in the past. (Hampton Inn, Ben Lomond, Marriott, Comfort Suites, Wolf Creed Resort, Moose Hollow Lodge, Red Moose Lodge, Lakeside Resort) This year’s schedule has not been determined yet, but we believe that it will be the same as in the past. If you check back in October, there will probably be more info available to you.


http://www.ovba.org/lodge.html

http://www.ogden.travel/component/op...,23/Itemid,89/

http://www.davisareacvb.com/planning/hotdealslist.html


http://www.expressshuttleutah.com/


I hope this has been helpful to you.
post #9 of 14
i would rent a car, small one <$30/day. I don't think you can shuttle to snowbasin. Why not stay in SLC, downtown or elsewhere, and you can hit, Park City resorts, Snowbasin or Cottonwood resorts, but each are about 45 minutes away from Downtown. (add 15 min.'s for Snowbasin). You can stay in Ogden for pretty cheap, and then drive to Snowbasin, which is possible in 2 wheel on all but the very worst days. The best thing about Utah is you have 10 great resorts and you should hit at least 3 of them on your trip.
post #10 of 14
Stay in Sandy. It is about a 45min-1hour drive depending on traffic. You can find some pretty decent chain hotels. I think Little America and its sister hotel, whatever the name is, have packages with lifts too. If you stay in SLC you can hit up the Bird and Alta.
post #11 of 14
Someone on TGR was listing his condo that was real close to SB. Does a 3BR work?
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Whatever you do, make sure you use the bathrooms there, you will thank me.
First time there, we all said that if we got tired, we could always go take a nap in the bathrooms ... truly exorbitant!

Oh and on where to stay ... closest place to get decent a motel/hotel is Ogden. If you want to ski mainly Snowbasin and in that area, I would not stay in Sandy ... too far to drive each day and the evening traffic is pretty bad. To get to Snowbasin, you take the 12th St exit off the interstate, headed to Ogden Canyon. There are several chain type places located along the way.

One more suggestion on places to stay is go thru http://VRBO.com. VRBO is the acronym for vacation rental by owner ... you can find a large selection of 1BR, Studio, 2BR etc located in Eden and otherwise close to Snowbasin.

While there you should check out Powder Mountain as well. It does not have the steeps like Snowbasin and not as fru-fru, but it has some great terrain and is totally uncrowded.
post #13 of 14
Stay in downtown SLC and rent a car. Snowbasin shouldn't be missed, but there is so much great skiing in the area you should leave your options open.

There are hotels in SLC that are under $80 a night with breakfast.

For discount tickets check out www.CanyonSports.com They have several locations downtown and they have tickets for everywhere.
post #14 of 14
I would agree. There are soo many fantastic mountains in Utah. Ski at least 3 different mountains.

Also, consider staying in Kimball Junction. Real close to Park City which is a great place for dinner and a stroll down main street to keep you loose.
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