We are big fans of skiing Utah and go approx 2 times/year - couples only trips. We usually stay at the Embassy Suites in Salt Lake as we love skiing Alta but love the town and ammenities of Park City. (also love downtown Salt Lake and lots there to do). We've also stayed at the Residence Inn at the edge of Salt Lake before reaching the Cottonwood Canyon slopes (Alta, etc.)
My question is this: we're taking our three year-old and teaching him to ski for the first time. Do we stay in Park City? We'd like to go Dec 26-Jan 1 but I'm finding the prices on condos in P.C. to be outrageous at that time. ($400 night + at some of the nicest places) We love the town of P.C. and would love to take our son to the nearby sledding park along I-80 too. Should we stay in P.C. or Salt Lake? If we stay in P.C., what would be your suggestion on places to stay this time of year? We will have a car so we don't necessarily need ski in/ski out which I think would cut down on cost.