Yes, I am planning to stay past Xmas day. I'm concerned about not having my preferred choices of rooms in each of these hotels also past xmas day. My dates were 12/16 - anytime before New years Day, probably 12/28 or 29.
Shred, I think you'd hit the spot. Planning this trip is the one thing I have to look forward to and it offers a pleasant distraction from the daily grind until Christmas Break. I've not got anything else to look forward to hah (not even thanksgiving!).
I must say - I am now genuinely considering steam boat.
How would you guys rate the ski conditions at Alta vs Steamboat this early in the season. Will Alta be THAT much better than steamboat that i should not consider Steam? Steam sounds like so much more fun and charming!