So my wife and I just moved to SLC from FL this past summer. We're Intermediate level skiers and will def plan to get out around 20 days this upcoming season. Have a few questions I was hoping that the locals or people familiar with the area could help with:
1) Season Pass or Ad-hoc? Right now most of the resorts have early season passes for about $900 - $1200 / person. If this is the best route which resort should we go with? We've been here previously for a trip and enjoyed Alta/Snowbird, Solitude, and The Canyons. I have no experience with the other resorts and am unsure if any have enough terrain to entertain for the entire season?
2) I've read on here and have been told by co-workers that the primary equipment investment needs to be in boots and specifically have a custom/certified boot fitter do this. Anybody have any recommendations for this in the valley? (Don't really want to go to PC for this). I've seen online a place called The Sport Loft (Holliday) and Daleboot in Millcreek. Any idea on what I should expect for price (range) for the two of us?
3) Ski Swaps - Can anyone recommend a good one coming up. Any tips/hints for things I should be looking for? I'm not knowledgeable at all about the equipment as previously I've just rented it.
Any other info or advice in general about skiing/the area would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance...