Skiing in Utah
November 19, 2008 7:38 AM Subscribe
I need help planning a ski trip to Utah in February - where should we stay and how should be get around?
posted by prozach1576 to travel & transportation around Utah (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We're doing a Saturday to Saturday trip, so we're looking at getting 5-5.5 days of skiing in. Our #1 priority is time at Snowbird/Alta, but we would be interested in going to Park City or The Canyons for a day or two if it's convenient. There are only two of us and we'd like to do the trip as inexpensively as possible, but we aren't averse to spending money if it's what it takes to have a good trip.
Are there convenient transportation options from Salt Lake City to the ski areas? I assume there must be some shuttle bus services, but these can be a crapshoot in terms of quality, convenience, and cost so I'd appreciate a testimonial. We would also consider renting a car if it turns out to be more cost-effective.
Or are we better off trying to stay closer to the mountains? Ideally we don't want to pay more than $150/night at the most, preferably less. Recommendations for specific hotels and lodging options to check out would be appreciated.
One more thing - what is the alcohol situation like in Utah? Can we buy non-watered down beer and/or liquor? Do bars serve normal booze? Is it ungodly expensive? We don't have great expectations for nightlife, but hitting a bar for a few nights would be a nice option.