alexzn forgot to mention that our group ran into Ingrid Backstrom on Sunday. Very nice person. Didn't mind being called by the wrong name. Nor did she run me over when I cut her off under Ice Goddess.
I can't add much to the conditions report. I agree with the assessments above.
Saturday, my wife and I spent the day at Alpine for a change. We skied with a friend of ours who's an instructor over there, and his buddies. We made the best of a tough day. Some stuff under Palisades was good. In the afternoon, right before quitting, we hit Waterfall and I really enjoyed it. The Face was horrible.
Incidentally, my friend tells me that part of the unification of Squaw an Alpine is having the same (high) prices for both ski schools. Apparently there are a lot of idle instructors over at AM.