Utah Trip - Salt Lake City Area

Ski any of a multitude of ski resorts in the Salt Lake City area, like Snowbird, Alta, Brighton, Solitude, Deer Valley, or even Park City (if you have an EPIC Pass)

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Utah Trip - Salt Lake City Area

Event date: 3/21/2020 - 3/28/2020 Export event

Event Location: Park City Mountain // Deer Valley Resort // Brighton Resort // Alta Ski Area // Snowbird Resort // Salt Lake City Airport // Solitude

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This spring break trip is to the little cottonwood canyon resorts (near Salt Lake City), home of some of the BEST spring skiing in the US. 

This trip is priced for lodging only (with some food as an added bonus), this lets you ski/ride as many or as few days as you wish. The trip leader can also provide guidance on everything you see below. Here are the specifics. 

WHEN: Saturday, March 21,2020 to Saturday, March 28, 2020

WHERE: The little cottonwood canyon area, just outside of Salt Lake City (see map below)

COST: $400 per Adult, contact trip leader for youth cost

Cost includes lodging and community food ONLY. Depending on the number of people signed up, it may cover all the meals you would need on the trip. 


ACCOMMODATIONS: a nice large house in the little cottonwood canyon, sized depending on how many are going (houses typically have hot tubs, kitchens that can handle large groups, recreation rooms, laundry, WIFI, etc...)

NOTE: Since each house we are looking at is configured quite differently in terms of # bedrooms, bed configurations, etc.... please let us know of your interest in this trip asap. 

Here, for example, are just a few of the different houses available (in no particular order) we are potentially looking at renting. House#1House#2, House#3, House#4, House#5


TRANSPORTATION: you provide the transportation from one of the following options

Driving: this area is about a 20 hr drive from the Chicago Northwest suburbs, entirely on highways that are major truck routes, so they are given priority. There may be an opportunity for carpooling with other club members.

Flying: fly into the Salt Lake City Airport (SLC), and arrange for transportation to the house. There are a number of light-rail lines in Salt Lake that can be taken from the airport, as well as UBER and cabs (the house is going to be around 30 min driving from the airport). 

Train: Amtrak has a train that goes from Chicago (can also be picked up in Naperville) to Salt Lake City (California Zephyr). There is a light rail line that can be taken from the train station to near where the house is going to be (or under 20 min UBER/cab ride). 



If you have an IKON Pass (either base or full), you can ski at any of 5 resorts in the area (Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, Brighton, and Deer Valley) with that pass. Snowboarding is NOT ALLOWED in Deer Valley and Alta. 

If you have an EPIC Pass, this area does have Park City, the US's largest resort, but it will also be a 45-60 min drive from the area we will be staying at. 

If you are not looking to buy any big pass, a ski shop in the Salt Lake City Area sells daily and 2-day tickets for most of the resorts mentioned above, here is their pricing from last year.


There is an inexpensive ($4.50 each way) "ski bus" that runs up and down the Little Cottenwood Canyon resorts. Depending on how many folks decide to drive and/or rent cars, that is another option we have, especially in bad weather when chains are required on vehicles taking the canyon road.

We look forward to another excellent, affordable club trip out west. If you haven't skied the Salt Lake City area before, this is a great way to experience some of the best snow in the US. 

Any questions, please contact the trip leader. 

Phil Wegrzyn (philwegrzyn@yahoo.com)


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