A bit of care in planning can go a long way in ensuring a successful, stress free ski vacation. Staybridge Suites – the new kid on the block of the Fort Union Ski Corridor – reminds us that the perfect location is more than just and address, it’s about amenities and having everything needed at your fingertips.
Location in proximity to ski resorts and other activities can’t be ignored
Choosing a hotel located on a major ski corridor to “Four World Class Ski Resorts” (Brighton, Solitude, Alta & Snowbird), less than 25 minutes away, is a key factor. Easy access to the mountains is easily found with Ski Bus and Trax Access (public transportation light rail stations). They also bring fine dining, major shopping, award winning breweries, and site seeing much closer to your home away from home.
For those who don’t rent a car, a nearby Trax station or restaurant just out of walking range (especially in the snow) can be very frustrating. Finding a hotel with free shuttle service is a golden ticket to freedom of choices during your ski vacation. Staybridge will get you to numerous shops and restaurants within a five-mile radius.
Discounts on Ski Tickets & Ski Equipment
No one ever said skiing is a poor man’s sport, but hotel’s discounts on ski tickets and rental equipment can make a ski vacation more affordable. Planning ahead can also save you money, with early ski and snowboard rental reservations at a greater discount and free shuttle service to the shop from select hotels on the Fort Union Ski Corridor.
Ski Storage Lockers
No more lugging gear through elevators and hallways, or finding space for it in a hotel room. A hotel with ski storage lockers is a huge convenience bonus for all skiers.
Starting your day
Whoever started the free hotel breakfast should be honored in a big way. It’s surprising that not all hotels offer it. Get your ski day energized by starting it at the right hotel with a complimentary full breakfast buffet.
Back from the slopes
Options are key, as some will take advantage of walking distance and/or free shuttle service to restaurants, movies, brew pubs, and other activities, while others want to kick off the ski boots and relax at the hotel. A few unique hotels offer social hours or dinners, like Staybridge’s dinner social Tues-Thurs every week.
A great end to a perfect day
At the end of a day of skiing, boarding, or just playing around town, kicking back and relaxing by a warm fire would be ideal. Or imagine swimming or soaking in a year-round, heated pool or hot tub surround by a heated patio with a view of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains as the snowflakes fall. Ahhhh…