This question has been partially addressed in previous threads, but I am potentially looking at a work trip to LA in Feb/March 19. The plan is to arrive 5 days early and try to get 3-4 days skiing in before I need to be in Santa Monica. I would be without a car and travelling solo, so would be looking to fly somewhere close the same day as I land in LA, with easy access to a resort. Initially I was thinking Mammoth, but then started looking at Utah resorts as they are so close to SLC airport. What are people's thoughts? Anyone done a similar trip? If I choose Utah, is it easier to head straight to say Snowbird/Alta or stay in SLC and get a shuttle to different hills each day? Kind of like the idea of those Alta lodges as they seem quite social/inclusive as I'll be on my own. Any other areas I should consider? Basically want to maximise ski time with the least hassle.