Heading out next week. What's happening at the Beav?
Well I have no idea what kind of skier you are but they do have lower stone creek open and there are some gnarly lines in there. Otherwise grouse mountain has some incredible bump runs. The birds of prey downhill course is always fun but be warned that the snow was water injected and it stays very hard and icy through out the season unless they get a lot of snow.
It's a fine mtn and they will treat you right!
Don't have any current conditions info (which I believe continue to rapidly improve), but here are some impressions from a month ago. You'll have fun!
Also, there was a thread on here recently regarding black diamond terrain:
Just back from the Beav. Grouse mtn and Birds of Prey still have rocky and boney spots. Although I hear the foot or so of fresh they have gotten the past week, has covered a lot of those boney, rocky, brown bits up. So you should be able to uncover them on your own when you "hit" them next week! Have fun, Beav does a great job of grooming. Do spend a few days over at Vail. The Vail back bowls are sweet on a pow day. Hopefully you won't have too much in the way of crowds. Only day we experienced crowds, was on last Saturday after the Beav got hit with a whopping 2" of fresh. Luckily those awesome snow cats left a few feet off to the sides of all the trails ungroomed, so we were able to rip it up in 2" of fluffy goodness! (Sarcasm)
Seriously though, Ravens Ridge is worth a try, along with other runs off the Grouse mtn chair. Larkspur is fun too. Rose Express, and dropping under the chair or Spiders run is nice if they have fresh snow. Never did hit stone chutes, just wasn't enough snow to chance hitting the under brush and rocks, etc. I do hope that Summit resorts do get more snow. It seems the storms hitting CO are coming out of the south. They tend to push up and around the San Juans, which means the front range areas get hit with better snow. Breck would be a good bet. Just check the morning snow reports to see which resort to hit, assuming you have a car, which I recommend. Skied 3 days Beav (total of about 4" of snow on those 3 days), one day Breck. (3" of snow), and Vail 3 days (10" of fresh - 2 separate 5" dumps.)
Screen shot of Vail last Friday. (China Bowl)