Ahh, finally a thread that I can devote my whole soul to...
Ok, here's the local's guide to Utah skiing. I grew up there, and I still have the accent, so I know whereof I speak.
Don't waste your time in Park City. Sure, the skiing is good, but not as good as the Cottonwood Canyons (Snowbird, Alta, Solitude), and it's overpriced and touristy.
Solitude is where I learned how to ski. It's a good mountain. It's changed a bit though, quite a while since I've skied there. Also, next to Solitude is Brighton. It's also a good mountain, but not really challenging, and it's full of punk snowboarders.
Alta is great. Go there. They've got quads now. It's a great place to ski. Personally, even when I lived within a half-hour drive of any resort, I'd just save myself the trouble and go to Alta. Snowbird is has awesome terrain, but Alta has the same terrain minus the crowds, snowboarders, and expense. To coin a local phrase: Alta Rocks! And Alta always has the most snow. Plus, you can see my old mountain-bike stomping grounds off the backside of Alta (American Fork Canyon).
I'd skip Sundance if I were you. Sure, it's cool to go to Bob Redford's place, but they never have snow. Funny thing though, I've flown by Sundance many times. In order to get from Heber City (36U) to Provo (KPVU), you have to fly through Provo canyon. It's kind of fun to look over
and see the top of the ski lift. You can almost
see Sundance in this picture. I've actually hiked to the top of that mountain four times. It's a fun hike.
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Photo © Nick Sharp
Well, I hope you enjoy your trip.