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Old 09-16-2011, 08:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default SLC vs Summit, e.g. Breckenridge vs Park City

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Planning an annual trip that was originally intended to hit Breck, but now some people are talking about Utah, most likely Park City or the Canyons in general.
This would be early March. If you only had a 2-3 weeks a year to ride, which is the better bet for snow, and just overall quality? Not looking for 5 star, or anything to do with children, just a good vibe for people who only get one trip out.

Due to varying skill levels, it would either need to be in a resort or on a shuttle route, which is why I'm assuming it will be Park City proper instead of a house in the Canyons. My understanding is that if its Breck there is a shuttle to Copper and Vail, is that correct?

And finally, any good suggestions for websites in either of these areas for a 10-14 person house rental?


Many thanks!
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Shuttles at Summit, Vail, and Park City. Though people going to different resorts is going to be more due to preference not because of their abilities. Pretty much all the resorts mentioned offer plenty for all levels. There is not a shuttle from Summit county to Vail though. You're going to have to drive for that one.

Snow fall at all three places are about the same too for that matter. Not a huge difference. I believe Park City gets around 50-60" more a season, but they are at a lower elevation too. If you went to the Cottonwoods, there is a big difference. Their average is around 600" versus the between 300-400" at the other spots. Not as much going on there after riding either though.

So if you want to drink, eat, and apres afterward, Colorado is generally better. Especially on the drinks side. For riding overall, it can pretty damn cold in Breck. They don't call it Breckenfridge for nothing. Park City/Canyons will be a bit more temperate on average.
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Your whole shuttle issue is doable to stay in SLC. They are actually adding a line this winter that goes from SLC to PC so you don't need a car to get to PC now days. The public bus line also goes up both cottonwood canyons. I wouldn't rule out Brighton and Solitude as well if you came to SLC.
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For a budget with more options, I do love that about SLC.
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How much money do you guys have? We rented this behemoth on our new year's trip out to Alta/Snowbird. I think we had ~13 people sleeping in the house. Rent was ridiculous, but the place was STUPID nice. 2 laundry rooms, 4 full bathrooms, jacuzzi, hot tub, huge garage, elevator. - 5 Bedroom Vacation Rental in Alta, Utah, USA - The Blackjack Ridge Home

2/3 of the group were skiers. One drawback to staying up Little Cottonwood Canyon is that you might get snowed out of going anywhere besides Snowbird
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But you clearly don't see the benefit of that Tarzanman then. That means everyone that lives in the valley can not get up the mountain and you mostly have it to yourself. If I could ride snowbird like that I would do that every time. Snowbird is a super fun mountain but does get crowded.
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Park City & Canyons are probably the worst/most boring resorts in Utah. I guess if you're into park riding it might be ok. Park City gets almost 300 inches less snow than it's neighbors Brighton/Snowbird/Solitude/Alta


Whatever floats your boat


EDIT: also by the way. Park City is also Summit County. I always get confused which people are talking about.
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Cottonwoods or bust.
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Park City can lick my fucking taint I've never ridden such a shitty "big" resort in my life. Saw the whole fucking thing in like 3 hours it was pathetic. As far as Summit CO if you're in Breck it's 1 hour 22 minutes by bus to Copper, 15 to 20 by bus to Keystone another 15 to A basin.
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Over an hour to get from Breck to Copper? Is that right?
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