a few more things to consider. a hotel is $70/nt, for two, and certainly not crappy,Crystal Inn, Super 8, LaQuinta, all fairly new, in fact, I only stayed in a condo once, (but have about 25 hotels trips in), and it was Crappy! and worn. hotel has nice FREE breakfast, I always love chatting with the other skiers, super cool people! many SLC devotees, also, you can get $53(2008) lift tickets at the front desk. Also, it might? be hard to get condo for only 3nts. If it snows, head up to Solitude. the BigCottCanyon is easier to get up in a storm and Solitude is good skiing. I stayed at the Cliff almost a half dozen times in my youth, but it costs, $25 breafast, exp lift tickets, limited dining choices and more than you need for a guy group. I think of Alta lodging more for a family or couple, or just a few guys, and Snowbird condos are expensive. It can be quite a hassle at the canyon bottom in a storm though, but that adds a little excitement sometimes!
I'm getting pysched, going to book my subaru now, just found a 2 for 1 delta coupon that i forgot about, and just got the thumbs up from the ladies for an early Jan aspen trip with family. Save a few bucks, go cheap! and go Twice!
i was just talking to my buddy and we both agreed, meeting the other dudes at breakfast and such is a highlight of our trip. you miss all that at a crummy condo. and it is nice to have a private hotel room to get a little peace and rest.