Will be driving up the canyons to ski next week for the first time from SLC (I usually stay up the canyons). Will be renting 4wd with snowtires. My goal is to get to the LCC mountains in time for first tracks. In cases of big snowfall, it sounds like there are decent chances of LCC closing. Since I'd rather get first tracks at a BCC or an Ogden resort than wait until 11AM or later to ski at a LCC resort, I need help in answering the following questions:
1) What time does the canyon usually close overnight after/during a storm? What time does it open?
2) What is a good time to line up at LCC on big (or moderate) snow days?
3) What is the best way/time to know when to bail on LCC (rather than wait until 10A or 11A) and head for BCC or Ogden?