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Seeking good Beginner/Intermediate Resorts in Utah

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I'm driving to SLC this weekend from Milwaukee and need some suggestions for fun places to ski for beginners/intermediates for next week. I've read a lot of reviews on epicski for Utah resorts with a lot of off-trail and steep stuff, but I do not have the ability to ski those types of runs yet. We skiied Copper and Keystone last year and loved it, I even started skiing blues with my old straight skis. Price is a factor.

We don't care about fancy lodgings or bars. We'll probably stay in SLC at a budget hotel. We just want to have a fun time at a place not too crowded. I'm also interested in taking lessons, so if anyone knows any place with decent lesson rates, please say so. I plan to rent at Canyon Sports. I'm not sure if demoing is worth it because the skis may be out of my price range ($300 with bindings ) if I choose to buy.

I like what I've read about Snowbasin, Powder Mountain, Alta, and Solitude. I don't like what I've read about Park City resorts, Little Cottonwood, and read that Brighton is snowboarder territory and I don't want to get in anyones way.

So if anyone can give a noob some advice it would be appreciated. This site is an invaluable resource for people like me who don't know where to access info. Thanks!!
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Alta has great green and blue trails, good instruction staff, no snowboarders, and their lift tickets are only around $55 a day. My beginner/intermediate level wife was very comfortable skiing there last March, and she had a great time. In addition, I think it's one of those places you need to experience. Should not be very crowded next week.
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