Recent comments on the forums say that Mt. Rose is holding up better than any of the others, and their base elevation is 8260, 500 feet better than KW. Their prices look reasonable, although I didn't see the pass rates for next season. It seems that in another bad season they might be a good bet. The zinger is, what about a return to historic snowfalls. Does that high base level mean a very challenging access road that might be closed after the biggest dumps. I was here once in 95(?) after a big one and the only Tahoe area that could be reached was Heavenly. I have a Suby with good snow tires. I have never been to Mt. Rose and there is no unofficial review on Epic.
Sorry for the ramble but I am coming from a low level of local knowledge. Thanks for any and all feedback.