Yup, time is moving on, better get with it before it's gone.
You paint a charming picture and I'd say it's still quite accurate mid-week. Can't imagine how the old lot could be any better than the C-lot. I paid about $8/day this year. It's very special to me and to the locals I hang with. Too many skiers? On the weekends (now including Friday) it's not easy to argue with that but I'm pleased the place is doing well. Too many runs? Does not compute.
Back in the 1970s for me it was about the bumps at "The Jane" and the steeps at "A-Bay." I remember skiing Pallavicini in my t-shirt in June. I thought I was Ingemar Stenmark. In reality? I was a decent steeps skier.