For now I'm keeping' the faith. Managed to have a glorious time in Colorado last month despite the nay-sayers. Brought good karma and a few dumps with me.
Already paid my for my share in a ski house, and worst case scenario calls for me to loose those $ if there's no snow and I don't show. Might be hard to transfer my Denver-Reno air tix, but can always find a use for my Miami-Denver flights.