Philcski- Thanks for the breakdown for SLC. I checked prices and what you posted is really accurate. Going to see what dates we are going and then compare SLC, Reno, & Steamboat.
Originally Posted by sr31aj
Lost a lengthy reply so I'll try to make this short. Many responders are giving you some good tips on ways to make your trip as cheaply as possible. Let's not forget that 1st trip west is like sex - there's only ever gonna be one first time and you're never going to forget it. Give some heavy thought to whether you can possibly beg, borrow or steal $$$ so that you don't have to focus on doing the starving student youth hostel routine.
Sr31aj, awesome quote. I'm hoping that it turns out to be that fun!!!
But your right, its not worth cutting too much $ out cuz it will take away from the experience. And like I said earlier, this season is my last real ski season for the next 4-6yrs, might as well enjoy it!
Originally Posted by Dgudaitis
Wherever you end up, if you do get lucky enough to be there for a big dump, don't hesitate to spend the dough to rent powder skis. Unless you are experienced skiers, you will flail around in powder unless you have appropriate sticks.
Thanks for the heads up on that. Definitely a great idea cuz my skis are east coast carvers for groomed runs. I think they are 68's under waist, so they definitely won't hold up in powder >5". Only thing is I've never rode powder skis before so hopefully I won't suck with them!
Also, any thoughts on whether or not its worth going to any of the above mentioned resorts early March, like the 1st week of March? Since its my first time I don't want my trip to be tainted by poor conditions because its too late in the season...