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Best place to purchase Snowbird/Alta tickets

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Will be going to Snowbird late January 09. What's the best way to go about purchasing lift tickets?

When we skied Vail in February, we just did the Peaks program and purchased the tickets in advance, and then in about a week received our tickets in the mail so we didn't have to do anything once we got there except for ski.

At Vail it a small card, the size of a credit card, that they scan. Is it the same at Snowbird/Alta and others nearby?

What's the best way for me to go about purchasing tickets? (best price, convenience) I'd hate to get out there and them not have tickets or jack the prices sky high.

Thanks again!
post #2 of 12
canyon sports or slc super pass
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Where's Canyon Sports? What's the SLC Super Pass?

First time going out that way, not at all familiar with the area.
post #4 of 12
If you do an internet seach for Canyon Sports and Ski and See in Salt Lake City you should find info on locations and ticket prices. The have discount tickets for all the SLC resorts. The Super Pass can be bought on line as part of a package lodging deal, or from many motels when you get there.

In SLC never buy a ticket at the area ticket window. The only danger is that you may buy a ticket for a Alta or Snowbird in town and then find that the canyon is closed because of avalanches. If you have a Super Pass you can simply reroute to Brighton or Solitude, but if you have a day ticket you'll have to go back to the store and exchange it, or wait for LCC to open.
post #5 of 12
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Mudfoot- thanks for the explanation on the Super Pass! That really helps me out. I think Ill go that route just in case any one of those is closed.

Ill have to do some looking into this now.
post #6 of 12
The chance of the canyon being closed is slim, and you can call the Alta report and it will keep you informed of most closure times, but if it's a big dump it can screw up your day. The Super Pass can be used at anyone of 4 areas, and is definitely the best deal for the Snowbird Tram.
post #7 of 12
What is the ski shop next to the 7-11 at the base of BCC? They seem to carry the same discount tickets as Canyonsports (in my limited experience).
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
What is BCC?
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by scrmnws6 View Post
What is BCC?
BCC - Big Cottonwood Canyon where Brighton and Solitude are located..

LCC - Little Cottonwood Canyon where Alta and Snowbird are located..
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by drb View Post
What is the ski shop next to the 7-11 at the base of BCC? They seem to carry the same discount tickets as Canyonsports (in my limited experience).

http://www.lifthousesports.com/
post #11 of 12

Cheapest Ski Utah Superpass found at Orbitz

Going to Alta mid-Jan, found that Orbitz has the lowest price for superpass anywhere so far - 5 days for $280, i.e. 56/day... Definitely looks like a good program, and even if I stay at Snowbird all 5 days its still cheaper than a regular lift ticket!

The Alta regular price is really low, but like other ppl in this thread, I was worried that highway 210 would be closed and skiing would need to happen elsewhere...
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by jimmy View Post
thats where i always bought mine. same discount price as anywhere else i believe.
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