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Can I get away w/o a car at Snowbird?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Curious if this is something to even consider, not having a car. Ill be there 1/22-1/28. Staying just outside of Snowbird at La Quinta. 3 adults in mid 20's.
post #2 of 17

La Quinta!?

If you are staying at the La Quinta in Midvale, how are you getting from the hotel to the Bird? Unless the hotel is right on a bus route or has a shuttle, you better get some wheels. And that is not exactly a hot spot so if you want to get around SLC at night you will want a car too. FYI, When it dumps, the canyon roads (to Alta/Snowbird and Brighton/Solitude) often require 4WD.
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
Midvale, yes. Just trying to stay cost effective. Any recommendations for a hotel that is in more of a 'hot spot'? You're right though, we'll be confined to the hotel post skiing... wheels are a must I guess.
post #4 of 17
Do some more searching.

I wouldn't say that wheels are a must. Convenient, yes.

There is public transportation in SLC that will get you into the mountains.
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by Sugaree View Post
There is public transportation in SLC that will get you into the mountains.
And that system has changed and is really inconvenient this year.
post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
Nevermind... 3 adults, 1 room, rental car are totaling up to $1500.00, not too shabby.

Now I just need to buy lift tickets.
post #7 of 17

BCC/LCC tickets

some SLC hotels allow you to buy a superpass, which is 1-6 day pass, $52, good for any of snowbird/solitude/alta/brighton AND the uta bus if you go that route i _think_ snowbird includes the tram. you pay at the hotel, then go to the ticket office each day:

start here: http://www.visitsaltlake.com/superpass2008-09/
post #8 of 17
>Staying just outside of Snowbird at La Quinta
your close to a half an hour away
post #9 of 17
I would definitely stay in SLC close to public transportation, if not on-mountain. I don't know about you, but after a long day of skiing, the last thing I really enjoy is a tediously slow 10MPH drive down a slick canyon road, which is what you're likely to get if it snows. Despite the less-than-convenient bus service this season, I think it's worth it to be able to relax on the way home.
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
And that system has changed and is really inconvenient this year.
how has it changed?

when I quickly checked UTA ski bus
http://www.rideuta.com/ridingUTA/sch...Schedules.aspx
choose the ski link

it did not look much different from previous years. In previous years it was pretty convenient.

thanks
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
Just checked with the hotel and they have the Superpass but only for 1 day. Means that if I want to ski 5 days, I'd have to buy 5 1-day ski tickets. And I think he quoted me $54. This is the La Quinta hotel in Midvail.

We got a 4x4 as the rental, and I really don't mind driving. We drove from Chicago to Vail last year and did the whole hotel to resort drive everyday.... granted we stayed in Frisco so Vail/Keyston/Breckenridge/A-Basin were all with 30 minutes tops of the hotel.

Still researching the Superpass and where I can find the best deal.

When I booked everything online, 5 days of skiing out of 7 total days was coming out to $300 with all taxes. $54 is a tad bit better, but will not break the bank.
post #12 of 17
$54 is pretty cheap to get on the tram at snowbird.
post #13 of 17
When I was there at Christmas the motel told us that the free shuttle that comes with the Super Pass required a transfer when going to Alta/Bird that could involve standing outside on a street corner for up to 45 minutes. We were on about 7200 South, which is the direct route up Big Cottonwood Canyon. Do not know how your motel matches the shuttle routes, but you should confirm exactly what you are getting into.
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
The shuttle they said is 200 feet away from the hotel and its a direct ride... that's what they said. Since we already have the SUV booked, we'll have more freedom.
post #15 of 17
ya just get a vehicle. Then you can go to the port o call too some night

We'll be around that week if you PM me
post #16 of 17
Maybe it was just a bad day, but taking the bus once, was enough for me!
post #17 of 17
la quinta in midvale is right by the trax station, which is the first ski bus stop.
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