Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Today, a foot of new snow was worth many more. Here are three pictures showing a great half-day at Alta (no snowboarders, please :-). It's 22 miles, door to door. I can do it in ~20 minutes, perfect for getting in an hour or two of skiing during a busy day.
One more reason to move to Utah.
P.S. We're supposed to get a foot more by tomorrow. Why don't you fly out and join me?