Originally Posted by beyond
We easterners can give you poor spoiled westerners some tips: 1) Assume it can rain any time, any month. 2) Moguls are your friends. 3) Always keep serious carvers in the car. 4) Learn to love man made, crust, rain-settled old pow, and refrozen crud. 5) Learn to like trees, because snow lasts there longer when it rains. 6) Take up racing or freestyle, which don't depend on clouds of low density powder to be fun.
Thanks, I'm planning a day of firm bumps on Thursday. Of course, our firm isn't exactly like your firm.
A tip back at you easterners from a spoiled westerner: book a trip out west and go high. Altitude sickness is your friend . The highest elevation resorts in Colorado have fared well this season and are in relatively good shape. Vail got nailed by the freak rain event the day before Thanksgiving, but it still seems to be skiing well in spite of no snow since Nov 30th... at least on the groomers based on this video from this morning:
The higher elevation resorts, especially Copper and Breck, are supposed to be even better. I'll try to get some video from Copper to show you what we have to bitch about in Colorado.