I have the opportunity to ski the first week of April with this operation, wondering what to expect?
I haven't been, but lots of my friends from Aspen have. A father of one, was the original investor when it was based at the top of Rogers Pass.
Premium outfit, A Stars with 3 groups, unlimited vertical, good snow, good but not radical terrain.
I would agree, with the different snowpacks it's probably not prudent to push envelope quite as much. I was at ARL, outside Valdez with friend that had just been at Great Canadian. We had just skied a 2000ft. pitch of 40+ followed by glacial valley with 2000ft. of 25ish. He commented at the bottom that the valley would have been the run at GC. Good skiing, but not the pucker factor of Valdez.
He's an extremely skilled skier, but was there with a client that paid and may have limited his exposure.
I've been. Lots of steepish trees, the open stuff pretty mellow for my taste. Good operation, nice lodge, most of the guides friendly. It's the only place I've heliskied so don't have much to compare it with. I'd go back I guess, if I had the cash. I just catski now.