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Old 12-20-2008, 01:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So my friends that I am going riding with (rich-ass brats) want to go out west instead of going to Seven Springs, PA. Their parents are paying, but I have to pay for mine on my own, and being on a college budget, I have to go as cheaply as possible. From what I've heard, Utah is by far cheaper than Colorado, so thats where I want to go.

Anyway, whats the cheapest way to go as far as riding in Utah? We are planning on riding 3-4 days. I know Salt Lake has the Super Pass, and the deal where you can trade in your boarding pass for a lift ticket. How does all that work and whats the cheapest way to go with riding in Utah, Salt Lake, or Park City
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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park city is expensive all the wa around. pcmr and the canyons are priced over 80 a day and then of course there is food and lodging. in salt lake brighton is cheapest at 60sih a day. it really depends on your style of riding. brighton is very " core " meaning lots of kids darting all over the place. alot of park and all around mtn jibbing. if big mtn is more your thing theres both the bird and solitude. solitude is usually not too busy and has some nice steep runs and some good bowls on the backside when theres fresh snow. snowbird is kind of a mix between brighton and solitude in that its core but more freeride core than park core... lots of chutes bowls cliffs etc at the bird. of the two solitude is a little cheaper. all resorts have multiday discounts you can just check their homepages for those. also brighton and solitude have a multipass that gets you to both resorts that could be something to look at. brighton has meagar accomodations solitude has a good mix and of course snowbird has the same.
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Thanks....I think we might get in on that Superpass deal SLC has going on, lift tix at Brighton, Solitude, and Snowbird, plus passes for the Ski Buses for like $250 total, plus flight an lodging, food, etc. I think we can do the whole trip for less than a grand hopefully.

I'm basically starting out, so I think Utah is gonna kick my ass, the guys I'm going with have been skiing and riding every weekend for like 5 years or better, and have already been out west once. I guess I'll be forced to get better
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I would not say Utah is the cheapest. I know right now you can get some really cheap flights to Denver through Southwest. Some buddies and I just booked a trip to Winter Park for less than $300 total (flight, rental car, and condo). Just shop around and you can find some deals. Also, I would avoid Park City. You will have a better and cheaper time in the Brighton / Solitude area.
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I would fly to slc, head straight north to ogden canyon and ride Powder Mountain. No big crowds, price is right, epic place. Leave the "family affair" behind at brighton, forget the rich yuppies at PC and head north u wont be dissapointed.

And if the rich assholes u are with want a rich environment Have them go to snowbasin(snobbasin) which is near Powder Mountain. They will love the $25.00 hamburger and $7.50 soda and if the parents are skiers they will fit in just fine...

Ship them over there, u stay at Powder Mountain and everyone will be happy
Can't rent a car, Its just me and a few buddies from school, no parents and none of us are over 25, so car rental can't happen. Does UTA run a bus to powder mountain?
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Does UTA run a bus to powder mountain?
nope its way too far out. if you are looking at the bus as an option dont stay in salt lake instead come out to sandy/murray/midvale area which sits at the base of the canyons. theres a motel 6, a super 8,and a crystal inn all in this area thats justa short ride to the canyon bases. catching the ski bus from downtown takes hours to get to the mtn. a common misconception is that the ski buses are just shuttles from downtown to the resorts but they are not. they are jsut regular bus routes so you have stops all the way to the canyon base until you can actually catch the bus up the canyon.
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We booked the Super 8 in Midvale. Super cool customer service so far, and they have some great ski and stay rates. Also it includes transportation from airport and ski bus passes.

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We booked the Super 8 in Midvale. Super cool customer service so far, and they have some great ski and stay rates. Also it includes transportation from airport and ski bus passes.

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yeah that ones right down the road from our house. its actually on the road that dead ends into the canyon for brighton and solitude and theres a good bit of food places around it ( mostly national chains )
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sweet, i'm gonna check that out for sure. you going in march also? if we're going the same week, huge party in the super 8 lol
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paid more attention to the super 8 today as i went to brighton. im interested in hearing how your trips go cause this lil super 8 really may be the go to place for slc stays. its 4 miles from the base of the canyon of solitude and brighton and 5 miles to the snowbird canyon. also right there is a mcdonalds, chilis, longhorn steakhouse, buca de peppo, sonic, pei wei, a micro brew and three good local places hires burger joint, belgian waffle house ( 24hr greasy spoon type diner ) and la puente mexican. i dunno if your rooms have kitchenettes but theres also a smiths grocery store across the street. seems to really be a good choice.
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