I was on the edge of cancelling, but made the right choice because of the imminent snowfall. I skied Alta on Firday Dec 7th and although only Collins & Wildcat were open, basically everything was skiable, all the goodies in Wildcat, under the lifts, the nooks and crannies were all covered, although unseen lurkers did exist and a "light touch" was necessary on some of the barely covered rocks. There was at least 24" of fresh snow and it snowed all day long, sometimes quite heavily. Ony Sat Dec 8th, we rode up to Snowbasin and rode the Needles Gondola all day. Most(75%) of the the upper mountain, accessible from Needles, was open and quite skiable "off-piste". The nooks and crannies on the lower 1/2 of mountain were closed. It was a very soft day, all day long, finally found a few moguls at about 3p, and numerous fresh pow lines along the sides and in the gullies and backsides. Sunday Dec 9th, we got in line at 8:30a but only had 3rd Tram up. Fresh lines were still available with traverse along little cloud in the mid-thigh virgin snow. Skiing was still limited to the Gad side, and I am glad I made the choice to spend Friday at Alta. Oveall, this was the 2nd year I made the 2nd weekend of Dec trip, and I am putting it on the calendar for next year. Both of these year were terribly low in normal snowfall, but mother nature persists in the LCC. Now I can sit comfortably, and relax for my late Feb SLC trip, in the meantime I'll have to be satisfied with xc skiing.