Just got back from an awesome spring break trip in Utah. Wanted to highlight some great savings on ski tickets. Last year my son and I each had an EPIC Pass and used it to ski at Park City. We had a great time there, but it was nothing special for us. Maybe because it was warm spring skiing and the snow just wasn’t that great last year by March, but we just didn’t fall in love with it like we have other resorts such as Breckenridge in Colorado.
This year our family of 4 decided to head up to Salt Lake. We did not have any passes this year so we were pretty much playing it by ear on where we should go when we got there. Our first day there we decided a head of time not to ski and just to check the area out. We were staying in East Salt Lake using points so weren’t ski in and out or anything. (more on that in another post) We drove up to Park city and saw they didn’t have much snow at the base. We talked with quite a few locals, and they all said go to Brighton.
Wow are we glad we listened to them. Not only because they had great snow and got about 20 inches of snow while we were compared to Park City’s 6 inches; but also because it was a ridiculously good deal. The biggest thing is kids under 10 ski free. Yes FREE! For our 3 days of skiing, lift tickets cost our family of 4 $706 compared to $1,584 if we were at Park City. That includes our daughter taking 2 days of ski lessons.
|1 Day in advance Adult||$129|
|Day of buying from Ski N See||$81/76*|
|1 Day advance Child||$81||Free|
|Child Ski Lesson All Day||$239||$115|
*Weekend vs Non Weekend rate
The snow was awesome, the runs were nice, the staff was great, parking was easy, snow was awesome, several terrain parks, and did I mention the snow was awesome!!!
Now its not the biggest resort out there. There are no gondolas. Basic area at the base. No bands on the mountain or fancy DJ’s at the base. For a family with young kids though it was great. My kids often get tired when doing a super long run and want to take a break halfway through. These runs were the perfect length where they were tired by the end, and then able to get rest on the lift, and do it all over again. The only aspect I didn’t like is there wasn’t a ton of signage for the runs, so make sure you read the maps.
If you are going to the Salk Lake area, check it out. Even if its only for a day!