Originally Posted by manc
Would appreciate any of you letting me know closer to the time where the best conditions are at.
You should check out the colorado ski country website snow report each morning (US time) at http://coloradoski.com/snow/index.cfm
The colorado resorts are required by agreement to report snowfall in a fair and specific way and by a certain time. This website is where those reports go. I live one mile from Breckenridge, can see the entire resort from my house, and I still check this site every morning.
In Colorado once the bases get over 40" or so they become irrelevant because everything is covered and can be opened. I'd avoid resorts that are not reporting bases over 30". Other than that look at the new snowfall amounts in the last 24/48 hours. That's what matters.
Snowing very heavy in Breck right now but it's so windy the reports may not reflect it too well.