We're looking to do something on the cheap, for a long weekend (Friday-Tuesday, probably) this Spring. The deal is that my parents have a time share exchange they have to use by August, and they gave it to me and my girlfriend for christmas. So, I was looking through the exchange web site and there are some pretty decent looking places in Park City - there's a slopeside Marriott we can get, and it's only going to cost us about $125 for the week. I'll take it.
I've never skied out west, my girlfriend has been (downhill) skiing twice. She's going to be going several more times this winter here on the east coast and taking lessons, but we're hoping that when we get out there she can hold her own. she should be at that point by then in terms of her abilities.
My questions are:
1) How much longer does the season reliably go out there? If we book something for April, are we unlikely to actually get any decent skiing in?
2) is Park City going to be too much of a zoo? I chose it because it's close to the airport and after a 5 hour flight plus 2-3 hours in airports, I don't want to have to drive very far.
3) Is there an alternative we should be considering? we're not limited to the SLC area. A quick look at available locations in the Rockies from the exchange web site gives me choices in the following:
So the key for us is - cheap flights from Boston, "reasonable" 3-day passes, not too far from an airport, and we're not looking for the steepest and most difficult terrain (not yet at least).
(We're also considering Snowbird/Alta, since there's a place we can get there and it seems like we might have a better shot at decent snow later in the Spring).
Edited by friolator - 2/10/2009 at 04:01 pm