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01-26-2012 10:32 PM
TJFunk Thanks for the tips,

after considering it for a while and talking to some of the staff at snowbird, I decided it's a little steeper than what I want to spend. Going someplace warm instead for now (Working in freezing rain for 2 weeks had me seeking sun.)

Definitely heading there in the not so distant future though.
01-26-2012 12:28 PM
philskaren I second the cheap car rentals. Taxes on them are almost more than the car itself. We got aStandard for $60 total (taxes were $25) for two days and plan to park and ride if the weather is bad. Figured best plan since we'd need a shuttle or taxi from airport anyways and want to meet up for dinner with some friends.
01-26-2012 11:00 AM
neednsnow If you're 25 or older, car rentals can be pretty cheap in SLC. 9 chances out of 10, any car can get you to the resort. if they put chain restrictions up, there is a park and ride at the base of the access road...about 10 mins with shuttles running. That being said, you could just stay at the Bird, itself. The resort can give you suggestions for transportation and they have mid-week deals.
01-26-2012 01:41 AM
philskaren From what I've reseached, there's a complex and thorough bus system in Salt Lake ( i think) to get to the different resorts in Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood (you would need Little for snowbird). Lodging can be found pretty cheap around midvale or cottonwoods so I'd look at hotels that fall on the bus route. If La Quinta's on the route, I'd go with that because tends to be affordable and free breakfast! Overall, I find SLC lodging to be very reasonable. Anyways, my husband and I have done two trips to SLC, but with cars. Heading back this weekend and can not wait! Might check out snowbird this upcoming trip ourselves. (oh, discount lift tickets can be bought at lifthouse at the base of the cottonwood split off and they are not date specific so you can buy the night before)
01-19-2012 03:50 PM
1 day snowbird trip, suggestions?

I have two days off work and want to take my girlfriend to snowbird in Utah for her birthday. (maybe pick up a couple wives while i'm there )

Looking at the lodging options and the snowbird website I am a little confused (or just a little stupid.) I want to avoid renting a car and I plan on renting gear. I am just staying for one night so a couple day passes is all I am getting.

What should I be looking at for lodging? How are the rentals? Logistically am I facing a nightmare or is it pretty simple?

EDIT: The days I plan on going would be on a tuesday/wednesday. Hoping to avoid crowds. Unsure if they have any midweek deals anywhere though.

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