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    Default North America resorts

    Howdy

    Anyone have any thoughts on Big Sky vs Salt Lake for two intermediate blue run skiers?

    Prefer ski in/out, easy access (travel wise), plenty of groomed blue runs and preferably off piste blue runs.

    Looking for mid range accommodation references as well if anyone has any?

    Looking at a 3 week trip Jan/Feb 2015 - getting in early

    cheers

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    Tom Jungst (from the ski movies) is a Big sky local I can ask him about that place if you like, I haven't been to either of them yet, so I can't help.

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    My sister and family are heading to Big Sky on Feb for 3 weeks with a couple of other families. They booked out a fancy house with everything, was very comparable to here, even with airfares.
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    Default Re: North America resorts

    Could be a good year for Colorado and Utah

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    Default Re: North America resorts

    Take a look at Park City Mountain / Deer Valley, both are about a 45 minute shuttle from Salt Lake City and both offer "on snow" or ver close to it. Deer Valley is a skier only mountain, whilst Park City caters for both Skiers and Boarders.

    Heaps of great bars, restaurants and shopping

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    There are quite a few choices from SLC that will spoil you for choice.
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    Hi all,

    I'm planning a trip to the U.S early next year. Want to do some skiing and/or snowboarding while I'm there. Anyone have any recommendations on which resorts I should visit while in California?
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    Default Re: North America resorts

    The ones that stand out for me in California are going to be the numerous ones you have around Lake Tahoe such as Heavenly, Squaw, Kirkwood etc. Heavenly allows you to stay in town and catch the lift right from there. Will probably give you cheaper accommodation options but there are lots of areas to choose from. Closer to get to from San Fran.

    The other one is Mammoth - closer to get to from L.A I imagine. I haven't been there but I want to get there someday. Standalone mountain.
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    Default Re: North America resorts

    I did have a good look at big sky - excellent value to get a big house for several families.

    As it was a boys trip we opted for PC/DV/Canyons as you can buy a pass that allows you to ski all 3. (and the snowmobiling looks to be god as well - its important to combine snow and petrol activities whenever you can!)
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