I am from Europe and wanna ski SLC for the first time in my life, yeah! Live in the Bay Area. Hope to get some insider tips from you.
Idea was to fly up with Southwest for about 2 weeks, rent a car, get a motel/hotel somewhere downtown and hit a lot of different resorts. The whole thing should be kind of cheap, no need for 5 star hotels.
1) Good idea to go from x-mas to first JAN week? Or too busy, crappy snow, storms, etc..?
2) Which resorts you like best for some advanced skiing on slopes or some beginner level powder skiing?
3) Where to stay? Downtown SLC or are there more convenient locations?
4) Best way to get discounted lift tickets?
Would greatly appreciate your help.