Thanks everyone for their advice. I ended up booking a trip April 5-9 at Snowbird/Alta. Snowbird has a good deal that included lift ticket that sealed the deal for me.
Hey marznc...You might already know, but Delta has nonstop flights out of RDU to SLC every day really, really early, but really, really cheap too. I got one at 710A for 141.
Anyways...I'm just going to rent equipment when I get out there, so pretty much everything is settled.
I have one more question though. I grew up skiing the northeast. I skied a lot more when I was younger, but I went a couple of years ago to Tremblant and can still hold my own. I'm always hanging out in the trees or on the bumps, or best case scenario, both! I have never skied out west before and have always heard it is a different animal. Does anyone have any tips or think it's a good idea to take a lesson first day? I've never really skied powder. Early April, the conditions might not be that great anyways, but thought I would throw it out there and see what everyone thinks.
it's always a great time to take a lesson, and instructors are one of the better groups of folks to show you around in areas that will fit your skill/progression. [added] I haven't skied in the East but everyone I know who has reports that it's basically all about the groomers. A lesson will be the fastest way to get off-piste if you're inexperienced with it. They will also make sure you stay in areas that will be safe for your ability. Alta has a great (and affordable) school.