Headed to SLC Saturday with the wife/kids - planning to ski Sun-Tues. I can't believe I worried that our trip might be "too late in the season" for good snow. lol I've been sitting here on the internet watching the snow dump into the cottonwood canyons the last couple of days and now realize that...at least as far as road closures are concerned...maybe it IS possible to have too much snow.
Looks like the biggest part of the dump will be over with by the time we get there...but it did get me started thinking about the road situation.
We are staying downtown SLC. I rented a little rollerskate econobox because the ski bus schedule from downtown looked very inconvienent. The little car obviously doesn't have snow tires and Thrifty doesn't allow/provide chains on their cars. I planned to drive to the mouth of the canyon and get on the UTA bus at that point. Is this the best way to go? Are chains ALWAYS required in the car - or only when the snow falls? If the roads are clear, would it be advisable to go ahead and drive the little car on up the canyon?
I assume when the roads are closed, they don't allow the busses as well. Anyone ever get "stuck" at the resorts in the evening/overnight?
Does the LCC road close more/get more snow than BCC? I've got the "superpass" and could ski any of the areas.
Sorry for all of the questions, but I never thought just getting to the area would cause me any concern this late in the season. I skiied Alta/Snowbird a couple of times in April last year while in SLC for work and I just rented an econobox and drove up without ever giving it any thought - ingnorance is bliss - glad it didn't start dumping snow and leave me stranded up there.