Skiing in Utah up, but dwarfed by Col...

Skiing in Utah up, but dwarfed by Colorado - The Park Record

There are 16 comments on the Park Record story from Oct 28, 2011, titled Skiing in Utah up, but dwarfed by Colorado - The Park Record. In it, Park Record reports that:

Last winter, a survey of 3,500 people in 14 states rated Utah's 14 ski resorts favorably.

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Logicali 1

Menlo Park, CA

#1 Oct 30, 2011
If UT wants to compete, they need to lose their reputation as intolerant state on the alcohol front. It's repressive and strange. As odd as it sounds to UT natives, it is the same reason people don't visit some of the lovely islands of the mid-east. Who wants to vacation under the rule of a repressive regime? Burka or beer special ban, either way, it's repressive and bad!!!
Tinkerbells 2wat

United States

#2 Oct 30, 2011
Logicali 1 wrote:
If UT wants to compete, they need to lose their reputation as intolerant state on the alcohol front. It's repressive and strange. As odd as it sounds to UT natives, it is the same reason people don't visit some of the lovely islands of the mid-east. Who wants to vacation under the rule of a repressive regime? Burka or beer special ban, either way, it's repressive and bad!!!
Comparing Utah liquor laws to Mid East oppression! That's one well thought out post you got there. How awful it must be to visit Park City and only have every store sell beer, two stores that sell liquor, and an entire street that offers it all. Brilliant post.
PC Local

Saint George, UT

#3 Oct 31, 2011
Logicali 1 wrote:
If UT wants to compete, they need to lose their reputation as intolerant state on the alcohol front. It's repressive and strange. As odd as it sounds to UT natives, it is the same reason people don't visit some of the lovely islands of the mid-east. Who wants to vacation under the rule of a repressive regime? Burka or beer special ban, either way, it's repressive and bad!!!
It's the EPIC Pass, NOT the alcohol issue that has skiers from all over the nation flocking to Colorado. Pay the same as 5 days of lift passes in Utah and you can have a season pass that's good at 5 awesome resorts... no blackouts!

Until Utah does something like the EPIC we will continue to loose destination skiers.
PC Local

Saint George, UT

#4 Oct 31, 2011
Logicali 1 wrote:
If UT wants to compete, they need to lose their reputation as intolerant state on the alcohol front. It's repressive and strange. As odd as it sounds to UT natives, it is the same reason people don't visit some of the lovely islands of the mid-east. Who wants to vacation under the rule of a repressive regime? Burka or beer special ban, either way, it's repressive and bad!!!
Your "repressive regime" comment is moronic!
Sharonc

Springfield, MO

#5 Oct 31, 2011
The strange liquor laws do influence decisions as to where to vacation. Before moving to PC, I was an officer in a southeast Florida ski club that was also a member of the FL Ski Council. It took me two years to convince my club that they could get a drink in UT. Another year before I could convince the ski council. A council trip is 800 to 1200 skiers. Club trips 30 - 100.
Now UT as the Zion curtain. It's ridiculous.
Tinkerbells 2wat

United States

#6 Nov 1, 2011
How's the skiing in Florida? If you can't convince someone that alcohol is available in Utah within two years, I'm sorry, but someone in this picture is retarded.
Totally Uninformed

Boca Raton, FL

#7 Nov 1, 2011
In all these years of vacationing in Utah/Park City I've never been slowed down for a minute getting buzzed whenever I wanted to. There was that one time we got to the liquor store 5 minutes after it closed so we went out for beers instead. I kind of miss the quirky "private club" rules, maybe it turned some people off but we always found it amusing and a source of conversation as there was always some way around it, temporary membership deal or somebody to sponsor you, or if you bought chips and salsa you were in. So you can't buy a bottle of Patron at 2am and take it home, big deal, do your shopping when they're open. If that's a problem for you you might want to do some soul searching. True you can't order a double, you can only order one drink then another after that, and another, and another. I guess I'm too old to appreciate all the ways this inhibits business and tourism.
PC skier

Salt Lake City, UT

#8 Nov 9, 2011
PC Local wrote:
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Your "repressive regime" comment is moronic!
The Epic Pass is brilliant. Until our church leaders, I mean our legislators, do something similar to support Utah's ski industry, we will lag Colorado in growth in skier days.
bhilburn

Baton Rouge, LA

#9 Dec 23, 2011
I kind of like it the way it is in Utah now, looking at it from an out of state consumer point of view. Lift tickets are cheaper and ski runs are a lot less crowded than they are in Colorado. Also in Colorado you have to pay $20-30.00 to park at the ski area parking lots. That doesn't sound like much, but it adds up after week along with the other price differences. Not a deal breaker, but a point to consider. Park City is only a short 45 minute ride from SLC and it is never backed up traffic-wise as the I-70 is on the weekends in Colorado between the Front Range and Breck, Vail, Beaver Creek, etc. The booze regs are a little different in Utah than here in Louisiana, but most everyplace has their own way of dealing with things, so we just adapt for a week and have a lot of fun anyway. But from a business standpoint, I agree that there are things that Utah could do a better job of like other places I've skied like Colorado and Banff, Canada. Until then, we go to Park City every year and look forward to it!
dgg

Garden City, MI

#10 Dec 24, 2011
I weekend ski in ut 7-9 times per yr. Colo is closer but the commute from slc blows away the dia to vail commute. I agree the epic pass is awesome.
um ok

Park City, UT

#11 Dec 26, 2011
this is utah, not colorado. stop trying to make it such a darn competition.
Thomas Jefferson

Grants Pass, OR

#12 Dec 28, 2011
All of my wives like to ski in Utah and believe that alcohol sales and consumption should be completely illegal.
Sharonc

Springfield, MO

#13 Dec 29, 2011
Tinkerbells 2wat wrote:
How's the skiing in Florida? If you can't convince someone that alcohol is available in Utah within two years, I'm sorry, but someone in this picture is retarded.
Southeast Florida has the largest number of skiers per capita than any other non ski area in the country. The Florida Ski Council & the Texas Ski Council are the most sought after ski councils in the country. What's retarded in this picture is the Zion curtain and it's previous incarnations. You used to have to "join a club" to get a drink in a bar in PC. If you wanted a drink in a restaurant you had to go to a "cubby hole" to buy a miniature and bring it back to your table, where the server could bring you a mixer/set up. After a hard day of skiing, people want to be able to just go into a bar or restaurant and not be bothered without ridiculous restrictions. Whether you want to believe it or not Utah had/has a reputation as being very unfriendly to people that like to drink. You can debate whether or not the reputation is deserved, but you can't debate that that is/was the reputation.
you fool

Park City, UT

#14 Dec 29, 2011
Thomas Jefferson wrote:
All of my wives like to ski in Utah and believe that alcohol sales and consumption should be completely illegal.
you're name is thomas jefferson and you came up with that? wow
you fool

Park City, UT

#15 Dec 29, 2011
utah needs to fix the liquor laws. it's getting ridiculous to constantly be policed by one entity. mainly the lds church.
drink specials do NOT cause over consumption, and it should be the discretion of the individual as to what they want to drink/not drink.
you fool

Park City, UT

#16 Dec 29, 2011
your* before the grammar cops show up. twits

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