I learned to ride when I was in highschool in Salt Lake. Rode into my early to mid 20s! Loved it! Moved to Rhode Island and didn't ride at all for 6 years. Then to Denver now Boulder. And it's nice to be riding again but damn do I miss being in Salt Lake. No 3+ hour drives because of traffic. Resorts were 30 to 40min away.
So if I could I'd spend all winter in salt lake. Hell I'd move back for good if the opportunity presented itself.
Park City would be pretty awesome to live in as well. Not cheap though.
Aside from Utah and Colorado I haven't ridden anywhere else.