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Today 10:40 PM
sabatoa
Today 09:54 PM
david_z also if u take the earliest flight out of Detroit at 6am, you can be on the slopes by lunchtime. assuming your connection isn't late.

looks like best airfares are Friday depart, return Tues or Weds. might I'm seeing that in the 450 range late February.

leaving Fri AM, optional half day then you still get 3 or 4 full days to ride even if you take an early flight home. or, take the 4:55 flight home which lands around 1145pm in Detroit, and you can ride Brighton until 230 and still make your gate on time.

ask me how I know lol.
Today 09:41 PM
sabatoa I was looking at Powder Mountain earlier today and it looked pretty good. She thought she was settled on Alberta, but I'm re-introducing this with the new southwest air info and some time set aside to take a look at trail maps.
Today 09:27 PM
david_z Southwest doesn't do any of those websites. Also factor they check TWO bags per person, free. that includes a board bag. easily saves you 50 to 100 bucks in nbaggage each way.

Brighton is small byout west standards but it's a great mountain and while I'm sure it gets busy on occasion, the only time I waited in lift line more than 2 minutes was for first chair on a 15" pow day

Snowbird probably too gnar, there's plenty of blue and even a large bowl on the back side that is essentially green, but maybe not enough begintermediate terrain for Lori.

Solitude might be better for her.

But there's also Powder Mountain and Snobasin up near Ogden (this about 90 mins drive), PCMR and Canyons in Park City, and Sundance about an hour SE of PC.

Sundance also small and inexpensive, but some awesome scenic views, among the best out there I think. worth the drive for a day trip but that about it.

variety is the spice of life.... in 2011 we stayed in PC for 7 days and rode 5 different resorts. 2 days each at PCMR and Brighton, a day at Snowbird, Powwow, and Sundance. I lost 10 pounds.
Today 08:19 PM
sabatoa
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I'd agree Mammoth is too far you'll easy burn a full day on each end if not more.

UT is killer, flights are probably around 400 on Southwest, and SLC airport puts you 45 minutes from several mountains. and they're having a good snow year, too.

Stay in Park City for the resort town vibe. Otherwise stay in Sandy/Midvale area and save a few bucks. I personally prefer Brighton/Snowbird/Solitude (never ridden Solitude but it's adjacent to Brighton) but Park City is fun enough I'm not trying to dissuade you its just is flatter, busier, expensiver, and averages 300" instead of 500" in the Cottonwoods... From PC proper you're still within an hour of those other mountains I think.
Good call on SW, I forgot about them- we were price comparing on Expedia and I don't think SW uses that site. We'll re-factor with that in mind.

How were the lines when you went to Brighton? They only have 5 lifts, kinda scary to think how busy it might get. Snowbird looked too gnar. Lori can do blacks, but she doesn't prefer them and it looked mostly black diamond. Is there more to it that I'm missing from the map? Are the blacks not really "out west black"?

*edit*

I read up on Snowbird, I don't think she'll like it. Still a lot of options there though.
Today 07:44 PM
david_z I'd agree Mammoth is too far you'll easy burn a full day on each end if not more.

UT is killer, flights are probably around 400 on Southwest, and SLC airport puts you 45 minutes from several mountains. and they're having a good snow year, too.

Stay in Park City for the resort town vibe. Otherwise stay in Sandy/Midvale area and save a few bucks. I personally prefer Brighton/Snowbird/Solitude (never ridden Solitude but it's adjacent to Brighton) but Park City is fun enough I'm not trying to dissuade you its just is flatter, busier, expensiver, and averages 300" instead of 500" in the Cottonwoods... From PC proper you're still within an hour of those other mountains I think.
Today 07:12 PM
sabatoa aight, wife has a ride to Holly so I'm down for Cab and picked up my liftopia ticket.

Rumor has it that @Leo might be joining me at Highlands on Jan 28/29. These three days prolly will round out my January.

We're working on details for a west trip. We're thinking Lake Louise/Sunshine Village, Big White (BC), Utah, or Mammoth in Cali. I think Mammoth is too far from airports without connecting a billion times, so it will be Utah or Banff.

The original plan was Big Sky but prices were cray- like $3k+ for 4 nights all in. Funk that shiat.
Yesterday 08:24 AM
sabatoa It worked so easily that I almost feel guilty.

Me:"Hey Dave invited me out to Cab on Saturday.."
Her: "oh, you should go!"

lol

She's seeing if she can carpool with her friend to Holly. If so, then I'll drive up to Cab on Satuday.
01-16-2017 11:24 PM
david_z yeah. sister in law is visiting with both nephews for the weekend. I'm taking Jake on Sat and then doing Cburg with the whole family on Sunday I think
01-16-2017 10:58 PM
sabatoa haha, sweeet. Just on Saturday?
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