THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS WINTER ADVENTURE
Dates: March 9 - 19, 2018
State: Colorado, Utah & Wyoming
Maximum Trip Capacity: 7 people
Age Range: 18 - 39
Day 1: Little Cottonwood Canyon Powder
Skiing/Snowboarding at Snowbird Ski Resort.. Little Cottonwood Canyon has some of the highest snowfall totals in North America aka “The Greatest Snow on Earth”.
Day 2: Geothermal Hot Springs & Ice Castles
A visit to the seasonal Midway Ice Castles (25 million pounds of ice!). Therapeutic soak in a one-of-a-kind, 90-96 degree, geothermal spring lodged inside a limestone crater which also hosts the only warm scuba diving destination in the Continental US.
Day 3: Little Cottonwood Canyon Powder
Skiing/Snowboarding at Alta or Snowbird Ski Resort (these are neighboring resorts and Alta is for skiers only, snowboarders will head over to Snowbird on this day).
Day 4: Big Cottonwood Canyon Powder
Heading out early, we drive into neighboring Big Cottonwood Canyon, which also boasts astronomical snowfalls, and ski & ride the slopes of Brighton Ski Resort.
Day 5: Snowmobiling the Wasatch Range
Driving to the eastern flank of the Wasatch Range, we will each have a snowmobile as well as miles of trails at our disposal for half a day in what may be Utah's most picturesque state park. Exploring Park City in the evening.
Day 6: Big Cottonwood Canyon Powder
Skiing/Snowboarding at Solitude Mountain Resort, which may very well be the most underrated of the 4 ski resorts located within the infamous Cottonwood Canyons.
Day 7: Open Ski Resort Selection
After exploring what the ski resorts in Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons have to offer, we either pick our favorite resort of the 4 or head over to Park City to ski & ride some new terrain (Deer Valley or Park City Mountain Resort).
Day 8: Park City Relaxation
Free day for strolling the historic streets of Park City or the Olympic Park, home of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Anyone who hasn't had their fill of adventure has the option for outdoor activities including Guided Backcountry Skiing, Ice Climbing, Ice Fishing or Snowshoeing.
Tour Price Includes:
•8 Nights Lodging (Hotel amenities include Heated Indoor Pools & Hot Tubs)
•8 Breakfast Buffets
•5 Full-Day Lift Tickets: 1 Day each at Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude; 1 Day at the resort of the group's choice
•2 SUV Rentals
•4 Hour Snowmobile Rentals
•Geothermal Spring Soak
•Midway Ice Castles
•Car Fuel Expenses
•Highway Tolls & Parking Fees
•Headlamps (For Tour Use, Possible Sunrise or Sunset Viewings)
Tour Price: $1850
Deposit: $850 required to reserve your spot
Tour Price Does Not Include:
•Flight to/from Salt Lake City, Utah (~$540)
•Lunch, Dinner & Snacks
•Day 8 Optional Excursions
•Souvenirs and other Personal Expenses
All ability levels are welcome to participate in this adventure, including first-timers. Each of the resorts visited has both bunny hills and world-class instructors ready to get you carving down the mountains after a few hours of instruction.
This tour requires shared driving responsibilities, executing this itinerary consists of a team effort where everyone pitches in equal amounts.*
Accepted payment methods are Credit Card, Venmo, QuickPay, PayPal or Cash.
An $850 deposit is required to lock in your spot, if for any unexpected circumstance you can’t make it, the deposit can be applied to any future tour if you notify me at least 3 weeks prior to scheduled departure. The other $1000 is due 3 weeks before the start of the tour. With 3 weeks remaining, the $850 deposit becomes non-refundable while the $1000 can be applied to any future tour until 1 week before scheduled departure. If cancelling within 1 week of scheduled tour departure, no trip costs can be refunded.
Note on Itinerary:
Although I do my very best to adhere to the tour schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond my control (weather conditions, road/trail closures, etc.).
*Exceptions can be made for those who are uncomfortable driving an SUV or without a valid driver's license. This applies to all tours.
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