Had a friend come over from Snowbird and ski Solitude with us today. He was surprised how much better the snow coverage and quality was here. Alta is supposed to have some good snow, but people are saying the High Traverse is a major rock festival. Skied soft snow all day and untracked without having to look too hard at Soli. Tons of untracked in Honeycomb. They only have it open from the Summit Gates (both sides), but they opened the Honeycomb Return Lift today. Literally walked on every lift on the mountain. Chairs are not more than 15% full. The few inches of new this week and the windblow have kept things soft everywhere. Prediction is for 5"-9" tonight, 4"-7" tomorrow and then another big wave coming in Sunday night through Wednesday. Still can hit stuff but it's not too hard to avoid it, although with the new snow coming it is going to get interesting. Skied some new skis on the groomers a little, but conditions don't warrant bringing out the good fatties yet for all mountain ripping.
Fond that some of the independents like Canyon Vacation Rentals can have better deals than the Inn at Solitude, which jacks up prices and then claims big "discounts," but prices everywhere at Solitude are not bad compared to Alta and Snowbird, wherever you can find accommodations. Wish we could stay through Christmas because the storms seem to be ramping up.
Anidfan, your timing looks to be impeccable!