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Snowbird, Utah

Date: Jan 29 - Feb 5, 2022
Trip Leader: Raghu Naik
Trip Assistant: Vlad Martsishevskiy
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The Snowbird trip had 34 people, 25 flying with us on Delta from Newark to Salt Lake City, 8 meeting us in Cliff Lodge at Snowbird, and 1 driving to Snowbird. Delta baggage fees were $30 for the first checked bag and $40 for the second checked bag each way. A ski package consists of skis & poles in a ski bag and a boot bag. About half of the group brought their own ski equipment.

Unfortunately, we were unable start our trip on January 29 due to blizzard that dumped more than foot of snow around the New York City area. As a result, our original flight out of Newark NJ was canceled. We were able to rebook our flight but not for the entire group to fly on the same day due to flights being full on the days after the storm. Part of the group flew on Sunday night and another on Monday morning. Transportation for all participants from the Salt Lake City airport to the hotel was smooth and on time, supplied by Canyon Transportation.

The Cliff Lodge, slopeside at Snowbird, was a very good choice and we had spectacular views of the mountain. The rooms were large. Baggage handling was included. The Cliff Lodge provided a welcome breakfast for our group on Tuesday. The Lodge had on-site ski rental and repair shop and complimentary ski lockers. Participants had direct access to the slopes. The skiing at Snowbird had a variety of groomed and ungroomed runs. Off piste cover was good. The weather presented some challenges as cold temperatures and flat light were common. Mountain Hosts (tour guides) were available every morning at 9:30 AM or 10:30 AM, and highly valued by our members. Many of our members spend several days at Alta ski resort, taking advantage of the Ikon pass' joint access. Alta is a fantastic mountain with long runs and convenient access from Snowbird. After a day on the mountain, our members were able to relax at the outdoor pool or The Cliff Spa.

On the third night the Club sponsored a pizza party.
Many toasts and accompanied laughter filled the evening. The trip leader and multiple assistants organized the space for our group in Snowbird Center, which was a 5 minute walk from the hotel. For dinner on the other nights, there were restaurants in the hotel and many restaurants within a 5 min walk (or shuttle ride) from the hotel with large variety of food.

Saturday morning (6:00 AM) was the departure day for most of our members. It was imperative that each of our memberís bags had our Club's colorful luggage tags so that we could differentiate our bags from others. By 6:15 AM we were on our way to the airport. Luckily, our return direct flight to Newark was smooth and on time. We had no luggage issues.






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