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Old 02-03-2011, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default March 17th - 22nd Utah or Denver? newb here

ive been reading around the threads about each place. i gather CO is more money, more travel time to the resort but shorter flight.

in terms of that timing, what area would you recommend and is march 17th a good time to go? the mtns i am thinking of in CO is keystone, vail, breck. UT is park city, canyons.

im going with a group of 4 and our total cost with shuttle and lift tix looks like 1100 bucks. is that cheap? thanks!
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm guessing you're coming from the East somewhere. Yes, Denver is a shorter flight but it will take you 2-3x as long to get to the mountains.

Everything from Salt Lake City is about 45 minutes to an hour in fair weather. Consider visiting Brighton, Snowbird, Powder Mountain or Snobasin instead of just PCMR and Canyons.

I've never travelled that late in the season but I know mid-March is still great riding just about everywhere. This year actually some friends and I are going (most likely to Utah) during the week of April 1-7 and it good riding can be had even in to the month of April. Last year they were getting powder days mid/late april

In my experience the shuttle is usually more expensive than renting a car/van/SUV for the week, you might want to check out Budget or Dollar rental cars to see what you can get for a 5-day rental.

I can't say whether $1100 is cheap without knowing more about where you're lodging, but last year we did 6 nights in Parck City (rented a house) for about $1100 per person which included airfare from Detroit, renting a GMC Yukon, 7 days worth of lift tickets, and most of our food/grocery expenses. All-in-all, the trip cost about $1500 per person for 7 days.
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'll be in SLC the same weekend. Let me know if you decide to hit SLC and we'll grab a drink. I also suggest riding the big and little cottonwood resorts (Brighton, Solitude, Snowbird) over PC & Canyons. More reliable snowfall.

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