Storm days are great! Lap chair 22 or chair 2 (Roger's Ridge Area), but look for other chairs that might open; 3,5, 25,12. See also June Mtn.
Windbuff is the best! It can happen after a windy storm or just after the right wind event. Look for it on the right side of Dave's; drop the cornice, turn right, air onto the shoulder and Super G the rest of the steep. Other likely spots would include Da Noids, the Hump, Monument and West Bowl.
Bumpin' in the Act's is always fun, if you're not up to it try Red Wing. West Bowl also gets some nice lines. If you've got it, try the Viva Challenge; a no stop bump run that goes top to bottom of chair 22.
8:30 am speed runs Stump Alley or Solitude
Real Steeps and not just up top. The Avy Chutes off Chair 22 are almost always open, even when it's dumping. Try Avy 3 (not really a chute) first, and 2 (look out for rocks) last. Up top the most sustained steeps are Heuvos Grande, Monument, and the Noids. Also check out the hike to steeps of Hemlock, and Dragon's Area. The most challenging billy goat lines are in the Top of the World (next to the gondola top station) and the Star Chute/Kiwi Flat area. Do Not Fall.
Terrain parks with perfectly groomed hits for all levels, and three pipes dragoned every night.
June Mtn is uncrowded, 20 minutes away, and worth a visit. It has long perfectly groomed runs that still have corduroy at 4pm, one long bump run, the best pipe anywhere, more terrain parks with more baby jumps, and serious photo shoot booters, geat easy access backcountry, and no people. Do I need to say storm/powder days?
After skiing have a drink at the Tiger Bar, and a reasonably priced hearty meal at the Carson Peak Inn.
Eat at Convict Lake; baked brie, beef Wellington and bananas Foster
Eat at Nevados; reasonably priced three course meal, probably the best food in town
Drink wine and morsels at Petra's, beer at the Clocktower Celler
Dance at Fever (with pole ladies!)
Also Sushi at Shogun or Sand Dollar, Mexican at Gomez's or Roberto's
Overeat at Berger's or Grumpy's
Crosscountry ski at Tamarack; a great change of pace.
Crowds on Sat/Holidays; the lines are manageable but the most popular runs (Stump/Cornice/Solitude/B-WaySaddle Bowl Etc..)are dangerous. Try the piste less traveled or stay off piste. Canyon has fewer fast lifts than Main Lodge and more people. June Mtn duh!
Vons on Fri/Sat night; the only grocery.
Traffic/parking on the weekends sucks but is still way better than Tahoe.
Bring: Midfats/Fats 78mm underfoot min. for serious off piste action. Try Outlaw/AC4/new B3/Stormrider/Santiago Mission/Etc... Neck Gators/ Helmets/ Goggles are a must on those windy days when the chairs stop frequently. It's not that cold, but the wind...
Follow: the wind, and the sun. Keep looking, you will find outrageous skiing almost every day.