dchan: this is an unusually low snow year, especially for Keystone and Arapahoe Basin. On balance, Colorado is about 70-80% of average. Seems like K-stone and A-Basin are in some sort of snow shadow this year, and are even less than 70-80% of average. Better bets are Copper, Vail, Aspen and Steamboat all of which, based on recent personal experience, are pretty good right now. From a snow standpoint, I suspect Keystone is likely to be back to its usual self next January. The other poster might, however, have been commenting on the terrain, which cannot be fixed by scheduling a trip at a particular time. If you like unchallenging terrain, Keystone might be a good bet (thus, its a popular destination with Midwesterners), but what expert stuff they have is not up to snuff: bad exposures, don't hold the snow, relatively inaccessible,overall disappointing.