The good news is a skier who fell down the San Joaquin chute survived with non life threatening injuries.
I'm glad to say I survived my trip out there. On the lift with a few locals, they were shocked that the skier who fell but survived was by himself. They made it seem like things would have been much more grave if the hiker mentioned hadn't seen him.
We had a cold day on the 9th, then two very warm days 10, 11 and then it snowed about 2-3" up high on the 12th, our last ski day. We stuck pretty much to the groomers, lift 7 and 9 had great conditions on the warmer days, which was not what I expected after reading the unofficial guide and a couple other trip reports who said those runs can get icy. Coonskin, Milk Run and the Plunge were all in good condition on the days I was there. I stayed away from the bumps over on that side, worried about them being hard as rocks.