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Re: Utah Master Thread
« Reply #75 on: November 12, 2015, 10:26:04 AM »
Is it worth it to see Bryce and Zion with 4 month child?  or wait for some other time

meaning are some  of the hikes doable with baby stroller etc...

or maybe is it worth going even without doing any hiking?
Depends how adventurous you are, if you want to see the really beautiful stuff, baby carrier or wait, if you want to see basic stuff then go for it, if you are not adventurous go for it now

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Re: Utah Master Thread
« Reply #76 on: November 12, 2015, 12:24:58 PM »
Depends how adventurous you are, if you want to see the really beautiful stuff, baby carrier or wait, if you want to see basic stuff then go for it, if you are not adventurous go for it now

would you say basic stuff is also incredible? and how would we do the basic stuff are there any areas you could take baby stroller or do you mean just driving around?

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Re: Utah Master Thread
« Reply #77 on: November 13, 2015, 12:50:55 PM »
would you say basic stuff is also incredible? and how would we do the basic stuff are there any areas you could take baby stroller or do you mean just driving around?
It's all beautiful, how beautiful to you is based upon your life experiences, I thought Utah was awesome until I saw Colorado, which blew me away.  Bryce you can define see the main attraction the hoodoos from the top of the canyon even without going down,  Zion you can see a lot of good views driving, but the really good stuff is hikes without a stroller, from what I remember

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Re: Utah Master Thread
« Reply #78 on: November 14, 2015, 10:49:52 PM »
we did Bryce with a 6 month old in baby carrier 
its not worth it to go to Bryce without going down into the canyon and seeing the hoodoos  up close

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Re: Utah Master Thread
« Reply #79 on: December 20, 2015, 10:58:07 AM »
Anyone here ever stay in Park City on points? From looking on Hotel Hustle, it seems like it's more worth it to just pay cash for a room than to use points. Everything is 20k/night at a minimum.

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Re: Utah Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: January 20, 2016, 03:06:15 AM »
My wife and I are going to be at HC Park City for Sundance starting this Saturday with a DSU (last one for the period apparently, but I know that I used it 4 times already last year). We actually fly in on Friday evening and are staying at HP SLC Downtown that night. I spoke to the reps at the HC, and they said that parking was available at the hotel, but since it is going to be super busy in the city center, it is unlikely that parking could be found; parking is also $25 throughout the city.

So, my wife and I just opted to Uber to and from SLC instead of renting a car for 4 or 5 days. There's a complimentary shuttle that takes us to and from the city and a town nearby once at HC PC, so we have no issues with that. Just wanted to see if anybody else was doing the same or renting a car. I checked how much it would cost to Uber both ways and it's about $110 max, but we have a $20 credit and 21.5% off as we have our Capital One Quicksilver attached to it. Much cheaper than a car rental.

This will also be our first time skiing, and we are borrowing gear from friends exc skis etc. Can anybody recommend rental places for the skis and also cheapest prices for lift tix or tutorials? What are we to expect? This will be my wife's 2nd time seeing snow also. haha

Lastly, assuming anybody here will be there, what's everyone doing for Sundance? Any movies to look out for? I'd love our stay to be memorable, so I'll take any recommendations. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Utah Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: January 20, 2016, 04:46:41 PM »
My wife and I are going to be at HC Park City for Sundance starting this Saturday with a DSU (last one for the period apparently, but I know that I used it 4 times already last year). We actually fly in on Friday evening and are staying at HP SLC Downtown that night. I spoke to the reps at the HC, and they said that parking was available at the hotel, but since it is going to be super busy in the city center, it is unlikely that parking could be found; parking is also $25 throughout the city.

So, my wife and I just opted to Uber to and from SLC instead of renting a car for 4 or 5 days. There's a complimentary shuttle that takes us to and from the city and a town nearby once at HC PC, so we have no issues with that. Just wanted to see if anybody else was doing the same or renting a car. I checked how much it would cost to Uber both ways and it's about $110 max, but we have a $20 credit and 21.5% off as we have our Capital One Quicksilver attached to it. Much cheaper than a car rental.

This will also be our first time skiing, and we are borrowing gear from friends exc skis etc. Can anybody recommend rental places for the skis and also cheapest prices for lift tix or tutorials? What are we to expect? This will be my wife's 2nd time seeing snow also. haha

Lastly, assuming anybody here will be there, what's everyone doing for Sundance? Any movies to look out for? I'd love our stay to be memorable, so I'll take any recommendations. Thanks for the info.

Ha- We did the exact above this past Sat night-Tues night. Hyatt is great, and perfect for skiing as it's the only true ski on/off, as the ski valet leads straight to a lift. Use Aloha rentals- They are in the hotel and if you reserve online you save, and is comparable to all the other places. We did uber too, and is definitely a good idea with 2 exceptions; 1) The driver we had said that during sundance there will probably be surge pricing, but you could probably just cab it if it's too crazy. 2) If it's raining in SLC it's definitely snowing on the road up to PC which could be dangerous in a civic or camry. We got lucky with uberx and got a pickup, but woulda been scary without. There's also uberski which i think is just $4 extra but gets you AWD.
Lastly, conditions are great for skiing, and don't be deceived by the lack of green runs. Many of the blues(esp the dotted blues) are catwalks. No clue re: sundance,

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Re: Utah Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: January 22, 2016, 02:58:38 AM »
Thanks for the info.  I'll contact Aloha tomorrow.  The prices are reasonable, but I'd have to find out which package we will need as this will be both our first time skiing.  I am going to assume that we will be under the Bronze package, but it doesn't have any details with what each package comes with (ie. instructions, training, etc).

Regarding Uber, I sure hope there are no surges when we try to go there.  I will definitely cab it, if so, assuming that it isn't snowing hard.  I'll check out uberski for sure, but after I check out uberx.  If the vehicle ends up being a civic or camry or comparable, I'll just cancel.     

Anything else we should try out while there that you thought was a great experience?

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Re: Utah Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: January 22, 2016, 12:46:58 PM »
Thanks for the info.  I'll contact Aloha tomorrow.  The prices are reasonable, but I'd have to find out which package we will need as this will be both our first time skiing.  I am going to assume that we will be under the Bronze package, but it doesn't have any details with what each package comes with (ie. instructions, training, etc).

Regarding Uber, I sure hope there are no surges when we try to go there.  I will definitely cab it, if so, assuming that it isn't snowing hard.  I'll check out uberski for sure, but after I check out uberx.  If the vehicle ends up being a civic or camry or comparable, I'll just cancel.     

Anything else we should try out while there that you thought was a great experience?

Call Aloha to ask. We did Silver but we're intermediate. Forgot to mention; stop off at Walmart on the way into PC, everything on or near the mountain is very expensive and if you have a suite, you should have a kitchen to make most of your food. We visited PC town and although it's a nice experience, it will be mobbed due to sundance. Stay on the mountain.

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Re: Utah Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: January 22, 2016, 06:54:48 PM »
Noted.  Thanks again.

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Re: Utah Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: April 04, 2016, 09:05:10 PM »
Flying in to SLC in about a month and want to fly out of LAS three days later. Wanted to stop at Bryce Canyon and Zion Park on the way for a day. Any tips/ suggestions? Also where to stay at SLC/Bryce area? Any where to get Kosher food (before Vegas)? TIA

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Re: Utah Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: April 05, 2016, 01:54:21 AM »
Flying in to SLC in about a month and want to fly out of LAS three days later. Wanted to stop at Bryce Canyon and Zion Park on the way for a day. Any tips/ suggestions? Also where to stay at SLC/Bryce area? Any where to get Kosher food (before Vegas)? TIA
that is a long drive, no food before vegas that I am aware of. there was a best western by the entrance to Bryce, a bunch of small motels by zion

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Re: Utah Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: April 05, 2016, 09:03:10 AM »
Any Kosher food/ Minyan around SLC? Would a Walmart there have the same Kosher bread etc. options as in the tri-state?

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Re: Utah Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: April 05, 2016, 09:06:19 AM »
Any Kosher food/ Minyan around SLC? Would a Walmart there have the same Kosher bread etc. options as in the tri-state?
I have never been to SLC, I don't think there is more than chabad there, call him and ask

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Re: Utah Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: July 13, 2016, 04:04:56 PM »
I am looking to spend Shabbos at or near Zion National park the weekend of August 20th. I would love to know that there will be others tere who can join for shabbos minyan and meal. If you will be there at the same time, please let me know.