My niece will be competing at the Olympic Oval in the longtrack speedskating Olympic trials Dec 27th to 31st. DH and I plan to combine a ski trip with the skating competition. He's the skier while I'm more interested in the skating (although I love staying at ski resorts over Christmas just for the atmosphere). We can either stay at a nice hotel in Salt Lake City which would be close to the skating or in a ski condo which is close to the skiing. I'm looking for opinions as to which might be a better choice as either way we'll be doing some driving back and forth.
DH is an intermediate skier and has previously skied the Canyons and we've stayed at the Canyons. He is interested in Solitude this year for a change of pace. We plan to rent a 4-wheel drive vehicle. I think we prefer staying at Solitude and drive into the city for the skating events, but are concerned that the mountain roads might be impassible and we would miss her big moment. I know it's impossible to predice the weather this far out, but is that likely to occur the last week of December?