This is a good post because I have noticed a few things about the web cams that I frequent. Snowbasin cams are careful not to show how long the lines are at the gondola so as not to dicourage you from coming up. Targhee does not have cams at all because they dont want you to see the fog that they are plagued with on most days. I dont know of any cams that really show the conditions of the snow - thats not to say that it cant be done. Web cams are especially useful in SLC and Ogden because if the people like what they see they can be there so quickly. I really like the Snowbird Snocam that shows an accurate amount of new snow for each storm.