Here's a little bit of stoke-- I found an unusual benefit from the low snow level.
I was skiing High Campbell at Crystal last Saturday. There was only two inches of new on top of dense, refrozen old snow. The mountain top was sunny, but the fog began just a hundred feet down, and even the highest elevation runs were troubled by fog freezing onto goggles. I nearly quit for lousy conditions. Finally there was some relief in the afternoon, with the fog lowering.
Then I discovered that the south facing slopes (such as under the chair) were sun-softened. The heavy wet fresh snow blended with the softened old stuff below and it felt like skiing in whipped butter (but the snow was still fast). And since there have been so few skiers of late, it was SMOOTH whipped butter.
Better still, the low snow level meant that most of the chutes were impassible, with rocks protruding at the narrow choke points. But I found a tricky route to sneak into the chute called Screaming Babies. I had to straight-line a short section and then hop.
But once past the rocks, I could ski that splendid steep slope below, and it appeared that no one had skied it for weeks, maybe all season. Screaming Babies was PERFECTLY SMOOTH and perfectly carvable. I was able to rip several of the fastest runs I've EVER HAD on High Campbell (and I've skied it since it was built in the 70's). At that speed it was scary and exciting, and I can credit the low snow level for those memorable runs.
How well you are able to ski is related to how hard you are willing to fall.