Seems like the funked up season is creating some higher than normal hazards in a lot of areas.
In my neck of the woods - central/upstate NY, we've had hardly any natural snow, warm temps that are setting records (55 degrees yesterday, almost the same today), and bucket loads of rain. We've consistently had a few cold days followed by warm water and rain, then back to a few cold days. So we have lots of ice - real glare ice plus frozen hardback, with trails begin narrower than normal since it's all on melting manmade snow.
I heard several people were taken off the hill on sleds by patrol last weekend - both rec skiers and racers - and if things don't get better I'm sure it will continue. Seems like optimal conditions for some serious accidents.
This is a hella crappy year here. Long range forecasts are showing nothing in the way of snowfall. If the current conditions persist we could close in February, which is completely shocking.