Originally Posted by Marty
I have followed Utah49's advice given above many times - especially on days when i cannot afford to miss my 7pm flight out of SLC. saved my butt.
another occasion when I drove to PC - instead of LCC on a powder day - it was because - Alta had too much of it and was closed. (This was the famous 100 inches in 100 hours storm during thanksgiving weekend - couple of years back). PC was open with tons of powder.
I'm all about cheap. I'll do a Hotwire search for 2-2.5 stars in Midvale. Do an Expedia search first - if the hotel has a ski shuttle it'll often turn up in their marketing. You can compare the prices and amenities, and buy using either based on what you see.
I've never had a problem finding a cheap SLC room any time during the year. I'd go for Jan/Feb, too, just to have a better shot at freshies.