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02-09-2014 11:37 AM
vajohn That is an awesome price for Utah. Cheapest I have been able to find elsewhere is almost $60. Just make sure it is a 4wd suv. Some of the listings for midsize suvs I have seen are only 2wd, other don't indicate which, and some specifically say 4wd.

I've been leaning towards going to Jackson Hole instead since I can do the trip quite a bit cheaper and don't need an suv out there.
02-09-2014 10:55 AM
bklyned FYI I just booked a SUV from Priceline for $40 a day for SLC. You might be able to do it for $38.
02-08-2014 05:35 PM
mhaas Mixie, Its possible to get from PC to Powmow via public transportation. The only problem is it will take you a LONG time. Like hours. You gotta take a bus/Trax (light rail) from PC down to the Frontrunner (diesel train) in SLC and then take that to Ogden. Then you have to take the ski bus from Ogden to PowMow. The plus side is it will only cost you a few bucks.
02-08-2014 05:06 PM
mixie
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Unfortunately, the only shuttle that I am aware of will run you $150 from SLC, which IMO is pricey. Maybe rent a 4x4 for the day??? You can rent a 4x4 from Enterprise in SLC for 86 bucks overnight. You definitely should check out Brighton while you are out there as well. Good place and again a chill vibe.

Kruger
thanks for the info. that's a bummer, depending on conditions I will consider renting a car, not too keen on driving in a snowstorm even with 4 wheel drive. I don't know for sure what resorts we're hitting. This is my friends first season living in Utah so she's still figuring it out herself. I think has a pass for Snowbord/alta and canyons. she works for an outdoor company and I know that that's where she could get discounted passes and lift tickets.

you guys have so many resorts it's nuts I am so totally jealous and can't wait To check themnallnout.
02-08-2014 04:31 PM
Krug
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sorry to jack your thread but I'm going to be in Park City from February 14th February 20th I would like to go down to Powder Mountain probably Tuesday or Wednesday of that week (Feb 18-19)

I there any way to get from Park City to Powder Mountain by bus? I'm staying with a friend In PC. I think she wants to go to canyons/bird on the weekend and Monday. she has a car but she has to work during the week. I really like the idea of old school vibe and and Slow Lifts my kind of place I'm hoping I can check it out.

Thanks!
Unfortunately, the only shuttle that I am aware of will run you $150 from SLC, which IMO is pricey. Maybe rent a 4x4 for the day??? You can rent a 4x4 from Enterprise in SLC for 86 bucks overnight. You definitely should check out Brighton while you are out there as well. Good place and again a chill vibe.

Kruger
02-08-2014 04:04 PM
mixie sorry to jack your thread but I'm going to be in Park City from February 14th February 20th I would like to go down to Powder Mountain probably Tuesday or Wednesday of that week (Feb 18-19)

I there any way to get from Park City to Powder Mountain by bus? I'm staying with a friend In PC. I think she wants to go to canyons/bird on the weekend and Monday. she has a car but she has to work during the week. I really like the idea of old school vibe and and Slow Lifts my kind of place I'm hoping I can check it out.

Thanks!
02-08-2014 09:32 AM
Krug
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I'm pricing everything out for the same time period myself, but I'm flexible on days. At the airport, best prices coming up for me on midsize cars are around $250 and midsize suvs a little over $500 for a 7 day period.

Thanks for suggesting Rugged. They do seem to be a little cheaper, but no suvs available for that time period right now.

So, you guys really like Powder Mountain? I might have to try that place. I heard the only problem is the lifts are old and slow. I definitely want to try some different resorts next time, also thinking about Canyons.
Go there if you like powder and no lines. Yes, the lifts are old and slow, but lift tickets are $55 at the valley market in Eden and the vibe is chill. Its like riding at the resort in Hot Tub Time Machine IMO . $18 snow cat rides can be had at Lightning Ridge, which is a good time and really good tree riding.

Kruger
02-08-2014 06:51 AM
vajohn I'm pricing everything out for the same time period myself, but I'm flexible on days. At the airport, best prices coming up for me on midsize cars are around $250 and midsize suvs a little over $500 for a 7 day period.

Thanks for suggesting Rugged. They do seem to be a little cheaper, but no suvs available for that time period right now.

So, you guys really like Powder Mountain? I might have to try that place. I heard the only problem is the lifts are old and slow. I definitely want to try some different resorts next time, also thinking about Canyons.
02-07-2014 09:27 PM
Krug
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Originally Posted by bklyned View Post
Going to Utah at the end of February, is a 4WD vehicle required? Some of my friends are really worried because all I have reserved a Camry, but a SUV is almost triple the price and I've read from past years that 4WD is overkill.

Going to Powder Mountain and Snowbasin from 2/23 to 3/1.

Does anyone have any advice?
Rent a 4x4 from Rugged Rentals if you have the cash. My buddies and I have been staying in Trappers Ridge for years riding Powder Mountain and when you get a dumping of snow, the mountain road turns into a total shit show unless you have 4WD. Rugged Rental is by far the cheapest and best option. This year we rented 2 4x4 shortbed hemis. That is unless you like waiting for the bus : ) The long term forecast looks pretty good for a fai amount of snow.

Kruger
02-07-2014 09:14 PM
mhaas Stick with the camry. If you rent a 4WD vehicle it wont snow. When/if it snows enough to restrict travel, park the Toyota in one of the park n ride lots and take the ski bus of hitch hike up to the mtn. If its not snowing the roads will be fine for FWD.
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