I am from the northeast (Pa) and am planning on heading to SLC over Xmas and New Years and checking out Alta, Snowbird and Solitude and whatever anyone else tells me is good or have time for. I have skied Jay, Killington, Stowe and such here in the east but this will be my first trip out west. Just a few question if I may. I know nobody does a better job predicting the weather than the next guy but what does anyone think about conditions around SLC over Xmas? Secondly I was planning on just renting a condo in SLC and traveling to the different mountains daily. I love the ski-in-ski-out but have heard that not too much nite life at specific mountains, plus I dont want to ski one mountain exclusively. Is this a good idea or better to stay at a resort and hop around from there. I guess any heads up or pointers from anyone that lives there or has gone that may make it a bit smoother would be appreciated.