as the air-apparent chair of the I hate blue committee, I concur with our past president. It's a shame too, the mountain has such potential. The "snow-making" is horrible, its more like a icey granular that is blown and not whaled, so it maintains a high moisture content and clumps up- aka, death cookies. There is much terrian there that could be opened and designed with mininal thought to traffic patterns an fun factor. It's a shame
I remember a discussion with Phil, telling him about a great day skiing Blue with just really good snow. His response was "Yeah, and I got a really great hamburger once at McDonalds". The absolute worst snow conditions I encountered this year was at Vail on it's second gathering day, Blue was never that bad even following a refreeze after rain. I spent at least 15 days this season at Blue and my truth is the snow held up very well. Consistently, Blue exceeded my expectations. I'm out of there early in the afternoon mid-week, so, I can't speak to afternoons and weekends. Somewhere there is a disconnect, but, as I'm there, I don't think it's on my end. Phil's been there once in 5 years, not sure how much you have been.
My sole point is that Blue has a reputation on Epic that is highly influence by Philpug's thinking. It deserves better.