Skied both in DecemberHave to agree with Extreme
We stayed slopeside at Powder in mid-December and had a ball. But after 2 days of skiing there in a row, we started to get bored. The terrain is great, and the tree skiing awesome, it's just that there are not many steeps, or bumps. If you love the backcountry stuff well this is a great place. Snowbasin is simply a world-class resort. Great cruiser runs, steeps, chutes, bumps ... it's got it all. If you get tired from skiing, you can always go take a nap in one of the crappers ... marble tile, oak paneled walls ... world class!
We plan to hit PowMow again this December, but will break up the skiing between the 2 ... one day at PowMow, the next SnowBasin, etc. As far the trip to Ogden, from the top of PowMow it takes about 25 minutes, and is not a bad ride. Odgen has a nice strip with upscale restaurants, shopping etc. There is a good restaurant at the bottom of PowMow at Wolf Creek resort, so you don't have to go all the way to Ogden.