My birthday is today. For over a decade, my birthday party ( either on my birthday or the closest Saturday or Sunday) has been at Monarch.
You see, for years, Monarch has given away a free day in April to people who purchase a Colorado Gems card. http://www.coloradoski.com/colorado-gems-card
So, for $10, pretty much everybody I know that skis can come out on my birthday.
For the past decade, EVERY SINGLE BIRTHDAY, Monarch's present has been a birthday Blizzard. My norm is having a day where there is 12" on the ground, its blowing like a hurricane, and I get fresh tracks bell to bell.
This is the first year I've had to break that tradition. No snow, half of the mountain is closed, and I'm not skiing there. http://store.skimonarch.com/snow_report/
I'm very sad.