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Weeked "close" to Las Vegas

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Hi all,

I'm new to this forum, but I thought I'd give it a go.
I will be in Vegas on business coming from Europe through Chicago and Denver.
I thought I'd fly in early to Denver and go skiing somewhere. I'm planning on arriving in Denver
Feb 2nd in the afternoon. Full days of skiing fri-sun, departing monday morning.

I haven't book flights yet, so alternative airports and resorts are possible.
The only airports fixed are Vegas and Chicago.

I'm an experienced skier and I'm looking mainly for "off piste" skiing.
I've never skied in the US though.

Any advice anybody?
Which resort should I choose?
What about transportation to/from airport?
Accommodation etc?
Can I rent fat skis there or should I bring my Kuros from home?

Thanks so much in advance!

Best regards,
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
skibumwannabe, well there's always the local hill... about 45 minutes out of Vegas.

Within 4 hours there's skiing in Arizona and Utah (been to Brian Head near Cedar City - nice snow but small and a bit boring). Or you could go west to Mammoth.

From Chicago you could get anywhere and then onwards to LV. So, Salt Lake City is an option, especially with very short transfers to Alta/Snowbird etc (rent fat or nothing there), or, like you say, Denver and up i70 to a plethora (excellent word that) of resorts. All depends what floats your boat.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Fly via SLC and there are more hills within an hour than you can shake a stick at and stay in a regular motel e.g. in Sandy and just ride the public bus up LCC or BCC.

Denver you're probably looking at Summit county - Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper or Winter Park or bit further to Vail. I'd probably rent a car there to maximise variety but you can ride local buses and stay some central like Frisco.

Via Reno and you have your pick of Tahoe resorts.

Fat ski rental is possible in all these places though beware that lots of rental shops don't seem to stock many of the longest lengths.
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