Ya bro, plan on investing in a drysuit and extend your season. Riding late and riding early we don't get to crazy, just ride to get the mussels back and get the body ready for the abuse when the drysuits come off. You can always make yourself sick by watching this camera during the day and see how nobody is there, this lake is about 30 - 40 minutes from you http://livelakeview.com/lakes/deercreek/
Man we get the best water this time of the year! We have a pretty solid winter crew of 3 and would be happy to bring a 4th on.
Midvale is a good area, well it has it's bad spots to. I'm just west of you in West Jordan, my buddie that I ride with is like 5 min from my house and then depending on the lake we can be on the water in 20 - 60 depending on what drive we make. He snowboards a ton and I just sit and get fat all winter.