I was actually thinking that for @Segbrown's pics, you really, really wanted to know where you were going so that you didn't hit a flat spot. I've hear the same thing before, especially in regards to wolf creek.
I had that "problem" at copper last season when there was almost 3 feet of pow by 12/23, and I had to dig/kick
myself free. I hope to have that problem a lot more times this season too.
I skied a day at wolf creek where the upper mountain had areas that where approaching chest deep. I was on knife ridge skiing some respectably steep lines straight lining them I still never got above uncomfortable cruising speed. By the time you reached the run out meadows where it was "only" thigh to waist deep you didn't dare stopping or you had a very long slog back to the lift. While I had a blast with if you don't ski steep terrain there can certainly be a thing as too deep
Side note: that was the only day where I got to truly appreciate the concept of needing a snorkel. I had to stop several times because I was choking on snow while I was skiing