I recommend starting your search for shelther in either millcreek, foothill area, or even sugar house, too. not bad areas that have cheap places to house in.
skiing obviously is a no-brainer, take park laps in PC and ski incredibly deep pow in the cottonwoods, im biased cuz I love the bird but you cannot go wrong with either big or little cottonwood canyons.
oh and don't get all bummed out over the snowfall, me and my family moved out here nearly 9 years ago from Michigan, and last year was the most fun ive ever had out here on skis. its still fun as fuck is what im trying to get at, had a lot of transplants last year pissing and moaning (rightfully so) when some places were still fun as fuck to ski. work with what ya got.
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I moved here 3 years ago from VA and this upcoming ski season is hopefully one for the record books. Deebie pretty much covered everything so you're good to go.