>Are you saying that SLC famous easy public transportation is a myth?
I "think" it is great for locals, super great for the kids! Those with local knowledge and some extra time on their hands.
but for someone taking off work, leaving home, spending $$$ on a plane ticket/hotel/meals out and lift tickets, and try saving a few bucks, (just a few if you can get a rental car and split it 3 ways) by trying to take the bus is a bad idea. What is your time worth? You have to worry about some schedule which you are not sure about, schlep your equipment to some stop, make all these stops, if it is a powder day it will be crowded, hope you are not at the end of the line. then at the end of the day, line up with the masses, wait for the bus, hope you get on(my partner saw the kids pushing and shoving to get in) make all the stops, schlep equip down street to hotel. no it is not worth it . if all that takes at least an extra hour per day, at LEAST!!!, probably more like 2hrs extra, and instead, you could have a cheapo car(just priced on orbitz $33/day with taxes). split by 2 or 3, how can you loose. is your time only worth $10/hr on vacation???
Of course a big storm is a problem, but that is a problem no matter what happens, even on a bus, if it is 4WD only, park at bottom of canyon, or ski PC or Snowbasin.
easy public transporation is a myth, except for locals!!! My crew had car problems last year(lost keys ha ha, stuck in boot liner) and some had to shuttle up and I heard it took 85 minutes for a 20 minutes drive with all the stops. They didn't find it easy whatsoever, no have I when I've done it. Enjoy your vacation!!!