My personal thought for resort(s), are Brighton and Solitude. Very close to each other, a little more off the beaten path but still only 35 miles from the SLC airport. Brighton has some night skiing, and their lift ticket prices are cheaper than the big resorts. 500"+ typical snowfall.
Great info here http://www.skiutah.com/winter/index.html
And a comparison chart here http://www.skiutah.com/winter/snow_r...esortFacts.pdf