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Ski Salt Lake city pass - free day this year?

post #1 of 20
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Anyone heard about the Ski Salt Lake city pass and the free day for this year?  I used to be able to buy it on orbitz or travelocity (without lodging) and get the free day (4 days for the price of 3 days).  Is this going on again this year or is that a thing of the past?

thanks,

asland
post #2 of 20
I'm wondering this too for the same reason.  So far this year, I've only been able to find the free day tied to lodging packages.  And the regular ski salt lake pass without the free day is not much of a deal.
post #3 of 20
I was also wondering if there is a SuperPass for Jackson Hole?  I thought I seen something in the past.  Our family is booking both SLC and JH in Feb. and plan to ski 11 days, 5 at JH and 6 at Alta/Snowbird.
Edited by soundrulz - 10/3/09 at 4:46am
post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
anyone on the Ski Salt Lake city super pass?
post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
After looking into this several weeks and finding nothing it seemed like Ski Salt Lake was no longer offering the ski 4 for the price of three deal unless you purchase lodging to boot.  So, I went to the source and spoke to the people over at Ski Salt Lake to try to find out the scoop. I wasn't happy with what I found out

I wrote:
For the past few years, the slc ski super pass has been able to be purchased (w/out lodging) for ski 4 for the price of 3. Now, in the middle of a bad recession you do not offer this. Please reconsider...


Bill Krause (Director of Hospitality & Visitor Services Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau direct: 801.534.4920 cell: 801.558.5191 fax:801.534.4927) wrote:
The Ski Salt Lake Super Pass has always been a product that has been packaged with lodging to get the best bargain.  The Super Pass represents an excellent bargain and can be purchased as a stand-alone product through the website.  However, ski free days can only be offered as a part of a package.

I wrote:
This may be true but you could always purchase it stand-alone  and receive a ski free day.  Are you offering that this year?

Bill Krause (Director of Hospitality & Visitor Services Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau direct: 801.534.4920 cell: 801.558.5191 fax:801.534.4927) wrote:

I talked to someone from our Ski Salt Lake department...  Apparently there was a loop-hole in the system that allowed people to get the deal without having to book a room, we have rectified this oversight.  The only way to get the fourth day free promotion is by packaging the pass with lodging.

To bad! This was a really good deal and I wish they would reinstate it. 

If you agree, let Bill Kraus know your thoughts. 

Bill Krause

Director of Hospitality & Visitor Services
Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau

direct: 801.534.4920

cell: 801.558.5191

fax:801.534.4927




post #6 of 20
Hi new to this site. Im going to utah for the first time this season for a week. Quick question about the super pass. If I get a 2 or 3 of 7 day super pass can I use the bus system the entire 7 days? Just thinking of an alternative to buying a 6 day pass since I found some cheaper lift tickets to use the other 3-4 days.(Gonna get an extended stay hotel that doesnt offer the free tix deal with lodging) Any info would be greatly appreciated.
post #7 of 20
Looks to me that the bus pass is good for 7 days from first use, regardless of how many ski days you have.
post #8 of 20
thanks!
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by cbrook View Post

HiI found some cheaper lift tickets to use the other 3-4 days.

please, do share where you found these cheaper tickets?

thanks
post #10 of 20
I was able to add the lift tickets (4 for the price of 3) to my airline ticket purchase -- and I can choose whatever lodging I would like. This only works for those flying in obviously, but it is better than nothing.

Good luck.
www.cheaptickets.com
post #11 of 20
asland canyon sports, 2 of 5 112 snowbird . 2 of 7 solitude 105 Regular price super pass tix were 62 or more/day everywhere Ive looked.Shoal what airline ?
post #12 of 20
baggage fees??
Edited by cbrook - 10/26/09 at 11:12am
post #13 of 20
Another Bear and I just compared notes on this via PM.  We are both headed toward The Gathering and both staying in the same place.

He went ahead with the SLC 4 day pass tied to lodging and I went the other route.  I got a discount on the hotel  and a discount on the tickets (through Canyon). He got the package.  The bottom line was almost identical. The pass is a little more flexible.

You need to carefully work the numbers on the pass.  If you are planning on spending a little more time at Solitude (for example) and can skip the tram at the bird, the tickets via Canyon can be a better deal IF you can get a discount through your hotel on lodging without a package.
post #14 of 20
i am flying delta/nwa... but i think it would work with airline. So for whatever reason it counts as bundle, so you get the 4th day for free. and then you can book your hotel separately through whatever site you would like.

Give it a try, plus the airfare through cheaptickets.com seemed to be the lowest I could find.
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie View Post

Another Bear and I just compared notes on this via PM.  We are both headed toward The Gathering and both staying in the same place.

He went ahead with the SLC 4 day pass tied to lodging and I went the other route.  I got a discount on the hotel  and a discount on the tickets (through Canyon). He got the package.  The bottom line was almost identical. The pass is a little more flexible.

You need to carefully work the numbers on the pass.  If you are planning on spending a little more time at Solitude (for example) and can skip the tram at the bird, the tickets via Canyon can be a better deal IF you can get a discount through your hotel on lodging without a package.
Also with the Pass you get the shuttle and Trax, for those that need that.
post #16 of 20

I noticed that some of the hotels that have  "4th day free" for lodging have rates on their websites that are 3/4 of the rate on the Ski Salt Lake website.  Go figure....

post #17 of 20
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Also with the Pass you get the shuttle.....

 

You already have a shuttle
post #18 of 20
We found that the Super Pass was very handy, even if we had a rental car. We wouldn't know what to do with snow tires and such, and on heavy snow days, access to the canyon is restricted to suitably equipped vehicles only. So we just drive to the Park and Ride and get on the ski bus and let the pros drive in the canyon. They used to have a few ski bus routes that had service to several hotels in the Sandy area, so one didn't need to rent a car, if so desired. But they've discontinued most of those. Also, if you need to leave the resorts in the middle of the day, you have *really* limited choices of getting back beyond the Park and Rides (depending on the location of your hotel).

We bought SuperPasses for the 2009-2010 season for $57 a day at -

http://www.utahtravelconnection.com/lifttickets/skisaltlake

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Originally Posted by MattL View Post



Also with the Pass you get the shuttle and Trax, for those that need that.

 
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by MattL View Post



Also with the Pass you get the shuttle and Trax, for those that need that.
 

We've found that having unlimited access to buses and TRAX helps even if you have a rental car. We'd rather not deal with snow chains and such and/or end up in a ditch, so we park the rental at one of the Park & Rides and get on the Ski bus, leaving the canyon driving to the pros. We've stayed in Sandy without renting a car at all before but the ski bus routes used to drop you near your hotel a few years back. They've discontinued those routes now, so (depending on your choice of accommodation) you can't completely avoid renting a car (or else be prepared to spend time changing between buses/TRAX and/or walk).

We found the best SuperPass rate ($57, no strings but no free days either) for the 2009-2010 season here -

http://www.utahtravelconnection.com/lifttickets/skisaltlake

Just bought ours. You have to contact them.
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