Actually, maybe someone could give us some survival tips. We've a problem that a lot of people would love to have - we got liftopia tickets for Snowbird for Mon and Tue, and so will have to ski it in the big snow. Never been to Snowbird before. We can ski fairly advanced terrain - definitely not interested in sticking to blue groomers - but can't handle any extreme expert terrain. Also, can't ski deep steep powder.
What are the areas at Snowbird that can be skied safely in low visibility? What areas/lifts have better wind protection? (I am very concerrned about the forecast for strong winds.) Looking for non-threatening but fun powder experience. ( All of this assuming that we'll make it there, with road closures and all... Hoping to send the kids off to ski school, if things are open and we are there on time)
Have you read the EpicSki Unofficial Guide for Snowbird?
Snowbird has a good Mountain Host program. Usually easy to find one at the base area. There is also a free mountain tour. Only on groomed runs but the host can point out where to go later on based on what you want to explore.
You do realize that when the powder is deep, say over a foot, then steeper is better? When I was starting to ski harder terrain in 2008, I followed a friend out the Ballroom traverse just after the rope drop. She knows Alta very well. I was starting to consider heading down the "blue" section and she stopped me. Said it would be easier farther out with a steeper pitch. She was right, but after that I stuck with playing around in the powder right next to a groomer the rest of the day. Last April 15 when there was 25+ inches of fresh powder, I was very glad I've learned in recent years how to have a great time making powder turns on steeper terrain.