It snowed Friday which is maybe why you were able to find something untouched but it wouldn't be entire runs or large areas untouched. At least in my book.
This is wrong as well. Cottonwood resorts are much closer to SLC than basin.
Took me 45-60 minutes to drive from the Sheraton in downtown to Snowbasin. The next day, it took me 45-60 minutes to drive from the Sheraton in downtown to Solitude in Big Cottonwood. Obviously, if you were planning on going to LCC/BCC, you'd stay closer, but I Hotwired and it was pretty equidistant.