Slatz- How early to get up to get there by 8? Oh... about 3 or so. bwahahaha! Seriously, I'd say about 6-6:30. Sh*t, shower, and shave, etc. it's about an hour or less from my driveway to Meadows' parking lot. We can shoot for 8 or 9. It's your call. I'm not the kind of guy who has to be first in the parking lot and first on the hill.
I'm sure we all have seen those flying along at 80 mph, beer in one hand, smoking a rope in the other, passing 10 cars on a curve in a blinding snow storm.
8 or 9 is ok by me.