I have read most everything and am completely aware of the massive drought and poor coverage in Tahoe, Utah, and Colorado. I cancelled my Jan5-11 Tahoe trip. I have a Utah trip at end of February and am trying to fit in a January trip still.
I have a friend of a friend in Aspen to stay with and was wanting to get the true low-down on the current conditions. I still have Jan 5-11 off from work but could also go Jan 20-25. I have seen that a good bit of advanced/expert terrain is open, especially at Ajax and Highlands, with some recently opened at Snowmass. Is any of it decent? Or all just poor coverage, hard pack, and man-made? The long-term forecast looks bleak, so I know it would be smarter to wait till the end of the month, but I need to use that time off next week.
So how is the skiing really?