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  1. #2976
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post
    Someone bought a pass with one of my unused codes the other day and was able to get $100 off. PM me if you are still looking. Might be worth seeing if he other ones still work.
    It was 150 off the base pass. So 650. Killer deal this late in the year. Thanks again I owe you one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirVicSmasher View Post
    It was 150 off the base pass. So 650. Killer deal this late in the year. Thanks again I owe you one.

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    Wow that is killer. I paid 619 with a code in the summer.

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    Kudos to OT for setting that up. Saved a lot of people money.

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    I really didn't want to support ikon seeing how they're kinda throwing a wrench in the industry but there's the Djongo factor so it made sense but honestly without the code I wouldn't have paid full price I just would have made one trip to JH instead of 2.now I can ski crystal unlimited which I probably won't because it's too far but I might go once since I haven't been in almost 30 years.

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    I don't want to be happy about the I*** pass, but dammit, More people skiing more/better places is a good thing.

    My golden time in JH is still on, but changing no doubt.

    Fucking excellent work Ottime, hooking the mags; Especially the Big Dog, SVS. He is really fun to ski with and now we're gonna have more days cuzza you, thanks...

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    And the offer for you, JHyatt, stands. Don't know if I've ever had a bad experience showing someone around JH. And your initials, well...

    Although I owe Warthog a really great time, kinda lost him once. Bring the kids, they're ready.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post
    Someone bought a pass with one of my unused codes the other day and was able to get $100 off. PM me if you are still looking. Might be worth seeing if he other ones still work.
    PM Sent. Tempting for sure...

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    I you've got the $ I'd totally stay on the hill. GMD is a blast. But fucking expensive. If budget is a concern staying in Sandy, while not a 'ski town experience' can be great. You can hang at the GMD or at the 'bird, or wherever until you want to drive down.

    If money's not an issue stay at Alta for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    Yep. I will say, though, that the experience of staying in Sandy is very much not a "ski" experience. It's affordable, and the skiing in LCC/BCC is great. But if I was traveling a long distance for a ski trip, I'd be looking for more than a motel in a suburban concrete wasteland. There's something about ski towns and that whole experience that is sorely lacking. But if skiing awesome terrain on the cheap is THE goal, it's a great option.
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    But then there's also choices. Staying at Alta could mean 24-48 hour interlodge, while down in the city allows you movement to other hills, and Ikon gives you a lot there.

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    Ikon Pass

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    But then there's also choices. Staying at Alta could mean 24-48 hour interlodge, while down in the city allows you movement to other hills, and Ikon gives you a lot there.
    A 24-48hr interlodge is a pretty rare event, and I want to say there hasn't been one that long jn years. Yes the road can close, but if you are staying at the GMD and the road closes, as long as you don't have a flight to catch where else would you want to be?

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    Edit: I should mention that after this picture I was interodged at the GMD for 5 hours after they called last chair at 12:15. But that was 3 hours of the deepest skiing of my life, and again, if I was staying there it would 't have even mattered.

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    Alta/Bird are awesome but I have never had the budget to stay up there. Aren't dorm beds 200$ at GMD vs 50ish at Hostelx. Or a quad/king room at Hostel X for 150ish.

    Those Alta bed prices are for dentists no? I know they feed you but I can make sandwiches and cook up dehydrated stroganoff at hostelx for a fraction the price.

    In Utah with our budget we'd rather get a room for 3 or 4 at the Hyatt in the valley for $120 which isn't the same as staying in Teton Village or at altabird.

    No arguing the skiing is phenomenal both places. Jackson gets baked out more though especially late season with the exposure on a lot of aspects which means it often doesn't ski as big as it is. And my wife would rather stay in Jackson at the Cowboy Village with our dog than at a tiny HostelX room at our budget if all 4 of us go (I lost the argument for this coming March anyway).

    So in the end...I got nothing except man and son with Ikon on budget with no car + HostelX = fuck yes.


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    Yeah, there aren’t many better things in life than being “stuck” at Alta when the road doesn’t open. Making turns in 30” of blower is a good time to meet some fellow mags as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alias_rice View Post
    Yeah, there aren’t many better things in life than being “stuck” at Alta when the road doesn’t open. Making turns in 30” of blower is a good time to meet some fellow mags as well.
    It's never happened to me, but this is always the dream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    PM me if you want a shack tour.

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    Thanks, if the stars align, I'll hit you up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vt-Freeheel View Post
    Thanks, if the stars align, I'll hit you up.
    Too funny, been texting back and forth with a buddy I used to live/patrol with. She and her hubby live in ME and are looking at using their IKON passes in January.

    Mini BS/EC summit?
    Ooof!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uglymoney View Post
    Alta/Bird are awesome but I have never had the budget to stay up there. Aren't dorm beds 200$ at GMD vs 50ish at Hostelx. Or a quad/king room at Hostel X for 150ish.

    Those Alta bed prices are for dentists no? I know they feed you but I can make sandwiches and cook up dehydrated stroganoff at hostelx for a fraction the price.

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    Yeah I had no idea dorm beds were that kind of $$.

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    Jhyatt - My 2cents. Three-week road trip last year from Seattle February/March with 16-year old and 19-year old sons for various parts. Hit Alta/snowbird/solitude/deer valley/jackson/and big sky. In Utah we stayed in cottonwood heights in an airbnb. Had entire basement to ourselves with three bedrooms, chilled host who has skied and worked at snowbird practically her whole life who gave us a tour of the mountain on her day off, we made her a great dinner for the effort, and it was about $80 a night. We were able to make all our own food and it was all about the skiing. Definitely a great way to go, don't get the "ski town experience," but the mountains were why we were there.

    Luckily leaving SLC got to Jackson in a day drive after the five feet of snow fell. Just a few days later the skier triggered the avalanche on the pass. Never stayed up at the mountain proper, we stayed in town at Marriot Springhill Suites. Pricier, I think it was about $150 a night, but it came with pool, hot tub, free breakfast bar/coffee, three beds, and shuttle to the mountain and back. The morning lines at Jackson were CRAZY, but the skiing was phenomenal. We were skiing the hobacks and holy shit never skied inbound pillows like that. Crazy good. Back in Jackson you have a real mountain town, shops, etc. Cool thing about Jackson is that you can also take a day to do your own wildlife tour right out of town - just drive down some back roads in the park. We saw a bunch of moose, a wolf, elk, a really cool experience that you and your kid would love. Jackson is awesome.

    Finally, Big Sky is steep. Only there a couple days. Stayed in Bozeman, I forget where, but cool town, great food and drinks. A bit of a drive though to and from mountain. Would not want to do in a storm. Not really a ski town at the mountain, a few lodges, but taking the gondola to the top is quite the experience (and can be a long wait, so do it first thing). Really sustained steeps. Cool mountain that will challenge you.

    I will definitely go back to big sky, need to hit the huts, but I'll probably be heading back to Snowbird/Alta and Jackson first. Longwinded but my recommendation is that if you want ski town to go with your bad ass skiing go to Jackson, if you want a potentially cheaper option without the ski town to go with your bad ass skiing go to Utah. If you go to Big Sky stay at the mountain.

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    Fuckin' sweet, we are damn near arguing pleasantly where he should go. Too funny...

    Lots of good input too, I'd not dissuade him from AltaBird or The Big.

    Planning and hoping for an interlodge is a good way to jinx that potential. The locs hope and pray for it. Planning a Father/son trip around it is incredibly short sighted.
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    Ugly$$$$- Holy what the mother****ing what? Yer staying at the cabins?!!!

    Thems about 100 feet from the House of 420; We need to connect. Look for the Green light...
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    Big Sky Mags, I'd like to sign up early for one o' them thar hut tours.

    Last time I was in that hut, you guys stopped puffing and made me finish it all by my lonesome. I was silly baked and just the pic makes me giddy. Man was I ripped. Getting outta the chair was a challenge. Really comfy hut, Btw; Killer views too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djongo Unchained View Post
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    Ugly$$$$- Holy what the mother****ing what? Yer staying at the cabins?!!!

    Thems about 100 feet from the House of 420; We need to connect. Look for the Green light...
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    Fer sure. I am easy to spot. I'll be the bearded guy on the cabin porch riddled with ON3P's and iskipow plates even though I usually just ski ice. Also probably blaming my pesky ACL'd knee for all my life's ills (old man's club) and pretending positive thought and IPA's will fix it all

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    Anybody going to Big Sky might check out the new Wilson Hotel in the town center. Two queen room not crazy expensive, like 200 a night plus/minus. Then you are down in the meadow which is preferable to staying on the mountain in terms of stuff to do and places to eat. Fifteen minute drive to the mtn or take the free shuttle.

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    ^^^ Buddy of mine stayed there this summer and paid it with miles from one of his cards, not stupid expensive, excellent location, nice hotel.
    Ooof!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uglymoney View Post
    Fer sure. I am easy to spot. I'll be the bearded guy on the cabin porch riddled with ON3P's and iskipow plates even though I usually just ski ice. Also probably blaming my pesky ACL'd knee for all my life's ills (old man's club) and pretending positive thought and IPA's will fix it all

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    Outstanding! Snake river brewing is what, 3 blocks from the cabins? In a straight line, too.
    I have 1 new ACL and a little less Quad tendon since 6.5 months ago. Less Meniscus too. We should be just about riiight.
    Look forward to meeting you.


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    Is the Wilson Hotel convenient to the Weed triangle? That's good livin' right there now...
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    Very true, but even though parts of it are inconvenient, everyone should experience immediate post-interlodge while staying in LCC at least once in their ski career. Especially a kid!

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    But then there's also choices. Staying at Alta could mean 24-48 hour interlodge, while down in the city allows you movement to other hills, and Ikon gives you a lot there.
    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles View Post
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    THANK YOU for all of the awesome discussion! And the offers to show us around and get my teenage son high (I think for the first time).

    Just bought tix with my voucher for SLC. The flights just work so well, leave in the afternoon and arrive midnight, go sleep, ski the next day. Ski 4 days, then the last day take a flight at midnight. So I will check GMD, which would be 3 nights (stay first night down at canyon mouth). i did this last trip. It was awkward getting naked and cleaning up with baby wipes and changing in the bag storage room in the lobby of the GMD, but worth it!
    I have a 1 hour switch in Newark, hope the skis make it. Otherwise we rent until they arrive. I will carry on ski clothes. I got the super cheap flight with no carry on, but will try to carry on ski boots. if they fuss, I will just put them on and walk on to the plane wearing them! FU! United can drag me off like that guy they pulled off the plane and got the bad PR.
    Otherwise, would love to hear suggestions on where to stay. I am thinking to just ski altabird 4 days. I don't mind taking the UTA bus, but you could save me some research but suggesting a cool place where we could walk on to the bus easily. I think it's free with an IKON? Is it free with a multiday ticket?

    I am super stoked to hike mt baldy with my boy and ski that chute.

    EDIT: any 'discount codes' for GMD out there?? it's 500/night including dinner and breakfast, but 12% discount for returning guests, but holy shit a 17% room tax. peruvian is booked. I would love to stay in LCC. i think those are the cheapest options.
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    ^^^ No GMD discount code but your best winter rate is going to be the weeks/weekends after New Year and before MLK. Better yet, come in April and pay way way less and if it's not a pow day you have the best chances all season of Baldy being open!

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane
    Staying at Alta could mean 24-48 hour interlodge,
    The last 24+ hour interlodge was one spring day in 2011 and before that, The second to last 24+ hour interlodge was in 2006 or earlier.

    If you're the type of person who likes to stay at the GMD you are almost certainly the type of person who will be so jacked up about this sort of thing you won't even care that you missed ski time while Deer Valley was open.

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    Does the breakfast buffet get hammered early during an inter-lodge?
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