Team MTBNJ Halter's
Just wondering if anyone was heading out for a ski trip....I know some really good spots that are not on any of the maps.
I am taking the family on a ski trip to the SLC area on 1/15... We are looking to ski a different area each day. Any advice would be appreciated.
haha - I was literally just looking at getting a trip for my wife and me to go out sometime in '09 as a Xmas present today. Trying to figure the place out in terms of lodging and were to ski/ride. Doing some reading on the tripadvisor PC forum. It seems we could make a long weekend of it flying direct into SLC as Park City is within 40 minutes?
I snowboard so Deer Valley is out. The Stein Erikson place looks pretty high end but worried about it being near DV. It seems like Sky Lodge and Hotel Park City are nice and close to the town lift? What about Canyons?
If you have any insight on some nice hotels to stay, I would appreicate any and all info. As it's a trip for just the 2 of us (no-kids!) I'd like the place to be really good - not saying no holds barred but if it's awesome and it's worth the price I'd be happy to spend some money on the stay.
And would love a tour of some off the map spots if you are offering
My one trip out west ( 15 years ago) was to Park City. We stayed in a little hotel at the bottom of the hill right in town on the left hand corner if your looking up the street.
We were literally a snowballs toss from the "town lift" . Nothing could be cooler than buying your ticket right outside your door and taking the lift right up to the mountain.
We skied at Park City a few days, Deer Valley one day ( it was empty ) , and then we skied ( I think ) Alta and Snowbird . We had sunny and 50 degree weather all week with snow at night. I came home with a tan that looked like I had been in the Bahamas for a week. The only problem was the tan started at my neck and went up .
It was the best skiing I ever had, one day I'll get back .
Do you still need to be "sponsered" to drink in a bar ?
Ya SLC is 30-40 min from park city. Its such a nice drive on RT-80 though the mountains, so you dont even mind it.
I was never into Deer Valley. Its very fancy and very nice, but for me, VERY boring. The canyons is a good place now. Its used to suck when I lived in park city. Now they opened up so much more terrain and have improved about every aspect of the place. The the Grand Summit hotel at the base of the moutain there is awesome! The sky lodge, anything at the base of the town lift (that area is pretty new), the silver king, hotel park city, are all nice places. But $$$. NIce thing about staying in Park City is that there is a free bus service that goes all over the town. So you can hit up the bars and not have to drive back to SLC.
How advanced are you at snowboarding? Im a skiier, so sometimes what I find really fun (like moguls) snowboarders HATE.
Thanks for the info. I had a feeling DV wouldn't be as fun anyway. It seemed they talked too much about grooming everything. I don't mind riding cordoroy in the east when stuff is scratched up but if I'm in good snow it's a different story.
I'm thinking staying right in Park City would be cool for both of us. Seems like there would be more restaurants and bars to check out. From what I've read, you can check out the snow report in the AM and take a short trip to Canyons if they got more snow. Someone was saying that each of the resorts can get different conditions even tho they are pretty close. I'll take that list you mentioned and get some calls out today to see what the availability is.
I'm pretty decent on a board. I rode w/ all skiiers in college as I was the only snowboarder (yeah, I'm old!) so it was mogul runs all day. I don't seek them out if I don't have to but have no problems riding them especially if they are soft and there's some room in them.
Many thanks for the info! It's really helps knowing about a place as good as possible before heading out.
I think so. Funny because I lived in PC from age 13-18, so I never really got into going to the bars. Last time I went to a bar there it went like this:
"could I have a bud light?"
"oh sorry, you need a sponsor"
Then the guy standing next to me who I didnt know said "ill sponsor him"
Then I got my beer. So I still dont know WTF is the point with that system, but it did not slow my alcohol consumption at all