Targhee is not that easy from Seattle. you fly into either Jacksonhole, and drive over Teton Pass, taking a chance it wont close on you, or fly into Idaho Falls,id and drive 70 miles. Roads this way are good. And i think the veiw cant be beat on a clear day.(via Rexburg to Driggs)
SLC or Tahoe would be the best for you. Colorado, you have a 2 hr drive,min from Denver on a good day, if you don't fly into Eagle County.
Park city has awesome free local transportation. Just would need a shuttel up to PC.
SLC has the UTA and Trax light rail that runs north south thru the valley. UTAH SKI Buss runs up the Cottonwoods every hr or so.Alot of the lodging companies in PC should still be offering early season deals.www.skiutah.com
can handle everything your wondering about.
Tahoe,, fly into Reno, a short 65 mile drive up to the lake. (or stay in Reno)But with this you have to plan it so you don't have to chain up. NVand CA. are anal about the chain law.(why do you think i-80 is so rough?) Roads could be bare for 60 miles, but you still have to chain. There are also shuttle from Reno to Lake Tahoehttp://skitahoe.com/tahoe/SITE/top/l...y/601/0/direct
can handle your needs and questons
Stay at Lakeland Villge on the south shore, and they have a free shuttle directly to Heavenly,and you can buy lift tickets here, or catch the shuttles to other Tahoe Resorts. I even think the two steam ships on the lake offer some type of deal to get you over to Squaw from the So. Shore.
If you do go to Tahoe, go in the early to middle of the week. This is when it isn't all that busy, Friday thru Sunday it gets insane witht he population of Sacamento and San Fransico coming up for the weekend. Tahoe also has a local transit system in place on the so. shore. Don't know how well it is, cause i don't use it. Maybe the other Tahoe locals can anwser.(wedding chaples, also located here
Conditions in the Tetons can be dicey as well this early in the season. Actually alot of places can be that way. Last year was a differant story.