Visit Utah's 2002 Olympic venues in style! Join SKI BUMS in Park City, March 12 - 16

Two years ago, I'd never skied down an Olympic course.

I think I assumed that they'd be far above my skill level;
these courses were designated, after all, for the world's very
best skiers (of which, I'm
certainly not.) Then, upon arriving
at Snowbasin in Utah, I found myself riding up a gondola with
a group of enthusiasts. "We're gonna go hit the mens &
women's Olympic courses, right?" they said, as if listing off
casual "to do's" for the day...

Next thing I knew, I was standing at the top of a
pretty darn
steep drop
... with a spectacular view.

I learned something that day. YES, an Olympic run can be
spooky and intimidating...
if your goal is to get down the thing
as quckly as possible.
If you're simply skiing it, though, the
way you'd ski or ride any other trail?

Wow. One of the most fun runs I'd ever been on. I did it four more times that day. I'm Chris, and I'll be
personally leading your SKI BUMS vacation to Park City, Utah in March, 2008.

Explore a classic ski town, surrounded by three incredible resorts, with a daytrip to Snowbasin


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Wednesday, March 12 to Sunday March 16
4-night double occupancy accommodations at the Park City Marriott
Daily hot breakfast buffet
Welcome party on Wednesday evening
1 day lift ticket to Park City Mountain Resort
1 day lift ticket to The Canyons
1 day lift ticket to Snowbasin
Complimentary public bus throughout the Park City area
Private shuttle bus to / from Snowbasin
$349 deposit to sign up
$500 due January 18
Single occupancy available
Depending on your flight itinerary, you may want to add a fourth day of skiing / riding.
The Park City areas are about 45 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport.
Cancellation policy: Before December 18: $50 fee. Between December 19 and
January 18: $200 fee. Between January 19 and March 1: $700 fee. After March 2:
no refund. SKI BUMS strongly urges the purchase of
traveler's insurance to protect
against unforeseen cancellations.

Photos courtesy of Park City Mountain Resort.
5% discounted fare through, using our discount code. See below.
Historically, March is Utah's snowiest month, when dry "champagne powder" blankets
the Wasatch. The weeks are full of bluebird days this time of year -- fresh snowfall
with a sunny sky -- and you'll enjoy three days at some of the country's best resorts.
We'll start by exploring The Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort, and follow it up
with our own private shuttle bus to the gorgeous Snowbasin, where the lodges are as
spectacular as the terrain.

wow, what terrain this is. If you've never skied or boarded in the West, it really
doesn't get much better than this. The largest resort in this area, The Canyons, has
3,700 skiiable acres (more than 6 times the size of Mount Snow, Vermont). There's
ample terrain for beginners through experts, and the kind of soft cushion underneath
you that can actually make it
fun to fall down. ;)
Check out the trail maps:  The Canyons >   |   Park City Mountain Resort >   |   Snowbasin >

Depending on when you fly, you may want to add in a fourth day. Skiers go ga-ga at the
groomers-paradise (and #1 rated resort by the readers of
Ski Magazine), Deer Valley, while boarders often
want a second day to play at The Canyons. Catch an early morning flight and you can get in some good
laps on Wednesday, or take a late return on Sunday after a morning on the slopes -- it's up to you.  SKI
BUMS will make arrangements to coordinate those of you who might like to take your fourth day together.
Walk along historic Main Street in Park City

Park City is kinda the perfect mountain town. You can literally
ski or ride INTO the town (there's actually a bridge that crosses
historic Main Street, where skiers and boarders hop the "Town"
chairlift.) There are great restaurants, cool galleries and shops,
and a laid-back, chill vibe. Park City lacks attitude... and
parking space. (Locals joke that the most impossible thing to do
in Park City is
park.) Thankfully, free public buses and a trolley
make it easy to get around.

Each evening, SKI BUMS will offer up hand-picked outings from
among our favorite spots in town -- including a return to the
SKI BUMS favorite,
Wasatch Brew Pub, home of the famous
Polygamy Porter. We'll enjoy delicious meals at spots like
350 Main. And, we always include some free time to make your
own plans with new friends. Thankfully, we'll be staying right
along the bus route -- just a few minutes from Main Street --  
at one of the area's most comfortable hotels.
Relax in style at the Park City Marriott Resort

When the Sundance Film Festival comes to town, they select the Park City Marriott as their host hotel. With a
convenient location, comfy rooms, a kickin' hot breakfast buffet and souped-up amenities (like in-room mini
fridges and free WiFi in the lobby & lounges), we'll be relaxing in style. Enjoy the indoor pool and hot tub,
check out the workout room, or take advantage of their in-house rental shop. Our rooms are double
occupancy, and as always, SKI BUMS will happily assign you a roommate based on your
preferences if you're
traveling solo (you'll have the chance to meet the other participants at our pre-trip Meet & Greet). If you
prefer, single occupancies are also available.
To make things even easier for our members to plan their own air travel,
SKI BUMS is very pleased to offer our own discounted fares through
American Airlines' Through this offer, you can select to
travel to Salt Lake City from any airport in the US, and you'll receive a
New for 2008: SKI BUMS offers discounted fares with American Airlines
special discounted fare. To help coordinate as many people as possible, we will always name a target
arrival time
and preferred itinerary, but how and when you fly is up to you.
Discount code for Park City:

Preferred itinerary:

Target arrival time:

Ground transfer:

How this works:

Note: this discount applies for departures from any city in the US.

Departure: Wednesday, March 12
AA flight 309, dep. LGA at 8:10 AM, connects in Chicago (ORD)
AA flight 1145, dep. ORD at 11:25 AM, arrives SLC at 1:55 PM

Return: Sunday, March 16
AA flight 1158, dep SLC at 2:35 PM, connects in Chicago (ORD)
AA flight 3346, dep ORD at 7:30 PM, arrives LGA at 10:40 PM

Please aim to arrive at Salt Lake City airport by 7:00 PM. The first item
on our itinerary will be a welcome party on Wednesday night in Park City.

It's about a 45-minute drive from SLC's airport to Park City. You will
need to arrange your own ground transfer.
Learn more >

1) Sign up for the Park City trip through SKI BUMS. We will email you a
confirmation after receiving your deposit.
2) Purchase your own flight (using the discount code above, or on an
alternate carrier).
3) Email your flight confirmation to SKI BUMS. We will coordinate
members who are sharing the same flight if you'd like to share a ground

You may want to look into flight itineraries on Delta and Jet Blue, both of
which offer direct flights into SLC from JFK. Contintal and Delta offer a
direct flight from Newark. Visit for an easy comparison.

Don't hesitate to
contact us with any questions about flight arrangements.
Flight information for Park City - via American Airlines
Alternate flight arrangements on other carriers
This trip is now sold out. Any registered member may add
his or her name to our wait list, and if any cancelled spots
become available, will be fill them from the wait list on a
first-come, first-served basis.  
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This trip is now sold out. Any registered member may add
his or her name to our wait list, and if any cancelled spots
become available, will be fill them from the wait list on a
first-come, first-served basis.  
Become a member >