Here's prominent Utah meteorologist Jim Steenburgh's take on the current situation: http://wasatchweatherweenies.blogspot.c ... velop.html
When James and kinglsug arrive, there will probably be half as much snow as during James' visit during the same time frame in 2011-12 or mine at Christmas of 1986-87. Only 1976-77 was worse in mid-December.
At least I'll be in Utah.
Hopefully doing something other than skiing if you stay in Utah. Admin can provide numerous suggestions.
I have to agree with MarcC that group trips in December are a bad idea.
1) In mid-season cutting a group deal may save some $$$. In the Thanksgiving to Christmas travel dead zone, anyone can get a good deal on an individual basis.
2) Flexibility is essential in December as is being demonstrated. James has that flexibility but a group of 48 does not.
The Diamond Dogs do this trip every year so maybe the group size has some negotiating leverage. Tell Snowbird you're not coming back next December if they are not willing to rain check this trip to April. Snowbird should not be afraid of showing some flexibility for a once in 25+ years outlier situation. In the long run they will have more loyal customers.
I've been skiing Big Sky all week in great early season conditions . ....I'm sure they would love to rebook a large group from Snowbird.
Jackson would be an easy relocate for a group. There's tons of lodging there for the primary summer business, should be available on the cheap during your time frame.