SLC is decent as there are a ton of options. However, you have to know where to go.
Brighton, Not as big as bird, fewer crowds, but skiis-out quickly.
Snowbird: Crowded lifts but all sorts of stashes if you go off the beaten path.
Solitude: Similar to Brighton but doesn't ski-out quite as quickly.
PCMR/Canyons. Very big, but doesn't get quite the snowfall average as the above. PCMR can have crowds, but they are spread-out. Canyons=Fewer crowds.
Snowbasin-Great mountain, off the beaten path, lots of varied terrain. Lower elevation and different location, so again, lower snow averages.
Powder Mountain- Many love this place, but lifts are slow and everything funnels into the same spot. Locals/low-key place. Most of the claimed "skiable terrain" is not lift-accessed.
You could also consider Wolf Creek in Colorado/Flying into Durango or Colorado Springs.
If you're going to Tahoe, check-out Kirkwood. Squawllywood will have crowds.
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