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post #31 of 40

Transfer to the hotel in Midvale from the airport is $20 per person.  And my $750+ food price was based entirely on 2 people -  me and my girlfriend.  Booking through SW vacations, we got free bags and everything.  La Quinta was included for $32 a night, you cant beat it

post #32 of 40

Just thinking...

 

We have a relatively young guy from Florida who wants to go all the way out West to ski.

 

How much says he doesn't pull the trigger?!

 

The only acceptable evidence to refute this would be a trip report when you get back, including a picture of your ~23 year old girlfriend in a bikini by the hot tub. (Epicski standard operating procedure)

post #33 of 40
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Hahaha I will see what I can do. I still have yet to find any flights for less than around $400 each roundtrip which kills the deal for out west. The time I thought I would be able to go is right around all the school's spring break which is why I think prices are higher than a couple weeks before or after.

 

Got more bad news today, looks like I am going to be assigned to a few more projects at work than I expected. I kind of hinted I wanted to take a couple days off in March and they made it seem like it would be do-able but those invisible chains are heavy so we will see. We're now looking into possibly going earlier if my girlfriend could get out of school. I talked to her about prices too and it seems like she wants me to budget a little lower to save some money since she isn't working yet.

 

I still need to call the travel agent to see what he can do but airline tickets just look too expensive to fly into SLC.

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How about colorado? Airfare is about $100 cheaper roundtrip

 

http://travel.southwest.com/specialoffers/offerDetails.html?id=58494583

 

I am going to give the travel agent who posted a call today and will report back what I find

post #35 of 40

Here is another option in WV, this ski and stay is slopeside, add a couple of hours to your drive but you've been to snowshoe this is something different, I think better for you and your girl. 

 

http://www.timberlineresort.com/files/SkiandStayPackages2010-2011.pdf

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How about colorado? Airfare is about $100 cheaper roundtrip

 

http://travel.southwest.com/specialoffers/offerDetails.html?id=58494583

 

I am going to give the travel agent who posted a call today and will report back what I find

 


In Colorado you'll lose the $100 due to mostly higher lift and lodging prices... Except liftopia.com usually has some good deals for Copper Mountain. 

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How about colorado? Airfare is about $100 cheaper roundtrip

 

http://travel.southwest.com/specialoffers/offerDetails.html?id=58494583

 

I am going to give the travel agent who posted a call today and will report back what I find

 


In Colorado you'll lose the $100 due to mostly higher lift and lodging prices... Except liftopia.com usually has some good deals for Copper Mountain. 



and the need to rent a car/and or pay higher shuttle fees, and travel longer from airport for a short trip.

 

To be frank, $100 ain't really making the difference here, it's what you want to do and what you want to spend.  Park City, Utah can be done for "cheap" but will likely wind up costing a $200-$300 more than your WV trip.  You also won't be doing a hellish drive and you'll be going to a real destination with the girlfriend you are trying to impress. 

 

As far as I can see, the facts and options have been laid out, it's just up to you to decide.  I live 5 hours from Snowshoe, and I would never consider going there over Utah for a 3-4 day trip if the difference was only $200-$300... and the drive even at 5 hours is a pain in the ass, nevermind if it snows... Snowshoe can be one of the hardest resorts I've been to to get to in the snow.

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How about colorado? Airfare is about $100 cheaper roundtrip

 

http://travel.southwest.com/specialoffers/offerDetails.html?id=58494583

 

I am going to give the travel agent who posted a call today and will report back what I find

 


In Colorado you'll lose the $100 due to mostly higher lift and lodging prices... Except liftopia.com usually has some good deals for Copper Mountain. 

Not necessarily true. You just have to find a good package. You'd lose the money if you were paying for rooms and tickets individually, maybe, but not if you got a good package. Like I said earlier in this thread--I did 3 days/4 nights at Copper for around $500, right at the base, no shuttle/car necessary.

 

Call the resorts directly and see what they can do. Not all packages are advertised on the Internet.
 

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Not necessarily true. You just have to find a good package. You'd lose the money if you were paying for rooms and tickets individually, maybe, but not if you got a good package. Like I said earlier in this thread--I did 3 days/4 nights at Copper for around $500, right at the base, no shuttle/car necessary.

 

Call the resorts directly and see what they can do. Not all packages are advertised on the Internet.
 


That sounds like a pretty good deal.  Was it per person, and was it double or quad occupancy?  Ski in/out?

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Not necessarily true. You just have to find a good package. You'd lose the money if you were paying for rooms and tickets individually, maybe, but not if you got a good package. Like I said earlier in this thread--I did 3 days/4 nights at Copper for around $500, right at the base, no shuttle/car necessary.

 

Call the resorts directly and see what they can do. Not all packages are advertised on the Internet.
 


That sounds like a pretty good deal.  Was it per person, and was it double or quad occupancy?  Ski in/out?


Yeah it was a real solid deal--it was 2 people for that price. Not ski in/ski out, but the elevator + about 10 steps brought you to the lift. I remember they gave me the price for the hotel--$700 something--then when I said I wanted to add lift tickets, it dropped to $500. Weird but great. That's why I recommend calling rather than just using the Web--there was no indication of that pricing anywhere.

 

That was a few seasons ago, but I don't doubt you could find some similarly intriguing deals.

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