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I've got a group of 8 (4 guys, 4 girls) looking to make a trip in Feb 2014. Since the girls may or may not actually ski/snowboard I'm looking for a place that has some stuff they could do during the day (spas, shopping etc...). Vail was the first option that came into my head but looking for some other cheaper alternatives as well.
 

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Tahoe maybe?

I can't think of anywhere that is like that(cheaper). When you add spas and shopping it is a destination resort and they are all retarded expensive.

Plenty of badass mountains for cheap but don't have anything for the girls.
 

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Tahoe maybe?

I can't think of anywhere that is like that(cheaper). When you add spas and shopping it is a destination resort and they are all retarded expensive.

Plenty of badass mountains for cheap but don't have anything for the girls.
Ah didn't think of Tahoe thanks. I see your point though, any place that has that stuff is going to be expensive. I don't have any experience with Tahoe, which area would be the best place to stay so that those extra amenities are close by?
 

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I've not actually been to Tahoe for riding, I'm just guessing that the casinos and other attractions make it a little more affordable, more options, bigger town, I could be wrong. At Vail everything is there for Vail, period. There is alot going on up at Tahoe besides snowsliding.
 

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South Lake Tahoe for more to do type stuff for your ladies. North Lake Tahoe would also be pretty boring. You could also do Reno I suppose.

During winter though, it is still pretty much based around the ski areas. If your ladies like casinos and drinking all day, they'll probably be fine. The Lake is gorgeous too.

I am not sure what Salt Lake offers but it has to have something? Maybe?

Aspen, expensive, but that is a good fuck around town no doubt.
 

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Forgot about SLC's proximity to the slopes, probably the best bet as long as you can work out the adult activities logistics(Mormon state).
 

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I have been to Tahoe with a friend of mine and my daughter her bf and her bff and her bf. We stayed for a week they all had a great time partying and all it was my daughters 21 birthday she could gamble drink and go boarding so it worked out good. The only resort we went to was Heavenly it not bad for a couple of days it is $$ but it was still a good time. I have been going to Utah for 8 years staying in Park City not the resort my buddys boss's house. I like Utah better. There is plenty of night life there are spas, mountains , shopping but it is still $$. I haven't stayed in SLC well I have 1 night because the plane home had a mechanical problem so I can't give any help on that . Anyhow good luck on your trip.
 

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Thanks for the replies.

-Tahoe sounds cool but I'm not sure I want to be stuck on the south side with just Heavenly.

-I really enjoyed Park City the last time I was there. We used a rental car to drive around to the various SLC mountains. Are there non skiing things to do in Park City? I know there are in SLC but we only plan on having 1 rental car.

-Right now I'm still liking Vail over the others slightly. Mostly because the girls won't need a car to do all their stuff in town meaning we can spend 1 or 2 days driving to Breck or whatever else is close by.

This will probably be a 6 day trip with 4 days of actual mountain time.
 

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Tahoe is a good option. There are shuttles to Kirkwood and other mountains that make it work the effort. Generally not as effing cold as Vail......esp mid-Feb. Some Tahoe places (excluding Heavenly) get much more snow than Vail.

SLC is really spread-out, so I don't think it'll be fun for the ladies.....Park City is a much better centralized option with plenty to do for all. Don't let the mormons scare you, there is plenty of fun to be had in Park City!

Vail is a good option, but can get silly crowded. If you drive somewhere else, I suggest heading up to Steamboat over Breck. Breck is decent, but needs a good snowfall/base for it to be really good. Steamboat just gets blasted with snow and not nearly as many people as Breck. Breck gets beat-up by the crowds. If you've never been to breck, then you should go, but I wouldn't put it atop the priority list.
 

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Looks like Whistler may be a go. Anyone recommend the best area to stay in? Will probably use VRBO to find a place. Area within walking distance to a lift.
 
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