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question about superpass (and canyon sports)

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Ok, lets say I get a 6 day super pass. I go to Snowbird the first day: Can i on that first day trade in my first 3 days of the super pass for 3 days of snowbird? Or can I only do one day? (meaning I would have to go to the snowbird ticket office EVERY morning?)

I'm starting to lean towards just getting the tickets through Canyon Sports. I heard this somewhere else, but correct me if I am wrong: I can buy lift tickets at Canyon Sports for the next ski day the night before, correct?
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You have to go to the ticket office each day.
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If you are going to Snowbird, definitely go with the Super Pass instead of Canyon Sports. The daily pass prices are about the same for Alta, Solitude and the Bird either way, but the difference is the Canyon Sports pass is only good for a chair ticket at Snowbird, where the Super Pass gets you a Tram ticket.  Also, if you buy a Canyon Sports Snowbird Pass and get to to the mouth of LCC and the canyon is closed because of avalanches, you have to go back and exchange it for a pass for another area, but with a Super Pass you can just head right up to Solitude.

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If you are going to Snowbird, definitely go with the Super Pass instead of Canyon Sports. The daily pass prices are about the same for Alta, Solitude and the Bird either way, but the difference is the Canyon Sports pass is only good for a chair ticket at Snowbird, where the Super Pass gets you a Tram ticket.  Also, if you buy a Canyon Sports Snowbird Pass and get to to the mouth of LCC and the canyon is closed because of avalanches, you have to go back and exchange it for a pass for another area, but with a Super Pass you can just head right up to Solitude.

actually, Canyon Sports does have the tram lift ticket... http://www.canyonsports.com/content/?page=LIft%20Ticket%20Pricing

but you make a good point about having to go back. I'll be in Cottonwood Heights about 8 minutes from the closest canyon sports, however, if the night before I am unsure of where we are going/CAN go the next morning, it will be hard to buy tickets. with the super pass at least I can go right up to solitude or brighton without having to worry about that.
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Unless they changed things this season, you can buy a Snowbird chair pass or tram pass (for more $) at Canyon Sports.   The Super Pass has a per day fee that will get you a pass at anyone of the three areas, but that price is comparable to the the Canyon Sports Snowbird chair ticket price, but it gives you a Tram Pass at the Bird ticket office, so it is a better deal.
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Unless they changed things this season, you can buy a Snowbird chair pass or tram pass (for more $) at Canyon Sports.   The Super Pass has a per day fee that will get you a pass at anyone of the three areas, but that price is comparable to the the Canyon Sports Snowbird chair ticket price, but it gives you a Tram Pass at the Bird ticket office, so it is a better deal.

the link I put in the post shows the tram pass, which is $72, and you get it  for $62 from Canyon Sports. That's the same as the super pass . And I can buy it at canyon sports the night before instead of the day of (if I do know where I am going the next morning).

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I have never bought a Super Pass on line, but have been getting them for the last few years at whatever motel we stay at in Sandy.  I just called the one we are planning on using next week, and they have the Super Pass for $168 for a 3-day, and $224 for  4-day, but you have to stay there to buy one.  Not all motels in Sandy sell them, but allot of them do.

Anyway, at that rate they are $56 a day, which is a great deal for a Tram ticket at Snowbird (also includes a round trip shuttle bus ride if you need it), and certainly less than the Canyon Sports $62.  My initial point was that if you get a Super Pass at a local motel the ticket rate was similar to Solitude and Alta tickets at Canyon, but it turns out to be a much better deal at the Bird because you get a Tram ticket.
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ah gotchya. Unfortunately we are just renting a condo in the canyons, so it would be more like $62 a day, which is about the same as Canyon Sports.
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