This is our first trip to Utah. We are staying 8 days end of January (overlapping Sundance) and plan to ski DV, PC, Canyons and take a shuttle to Alta for a day trip. So, ski-in/out will only benefit us for part of our trip. We generally ski all day and everyday most trip. So, nightlife not important, just because we are sooo tired. However, we do eat out or like to take in and go for an evening walk or stroll about town most nights. Sounds silly after all that skiing, but walking keeps our legs loose.
I have narrowed it down to the following that fits our budget and priced in the following order highest to lowest - all have great views and seem decent properties:
Snow Flower studio/full kitchen condo, true ski-in/out at Three Kings Lift area.
Powder Pointe, one bedroom, not ski-in out, but walk to lifts, seems like location good for walking to some area restaurants, liquor store, etc.
Sundial one-bedroom, ski-in/out right by the New Gondola, but need shuttle to get around (which we've done on other vacas and never been a problem).
Silverado Studio/full kitchen condo - also Canyons, Also, need shuttle to get about anywhere including lifts but savings of $500 - 800 over all the above properties.