Hey, Lars. Yeah, it was a great trip. Lots of good snow, AC was a great guide, fun areas to ski, and great company. I can't remember which area we skied the last day, but my recollection is that Pierre's daughter skied with us that last day. The group was smaller that day as many had to leave to get home, and AC was sick with a cold. That and skiing on a pair Dynastar's (Big's?) that I did not care for. And, of course, the shocked expression on my friend's faces when I told them I was going skiing with group of people I had never met and only knew from an Internet BBS!
I did not ski Tucker. It was not open last week, and the cats were not running. The Ski Patrol was blasting like crazy and very busy cutting/testing the ridgeline. Snow conditions are (were) great in Copper Bowl, Union, Spaulding and Reso. Looking straight across the valley from Alicante, my impression is that the snow conditions surprisingly are pretty iffy on that face. LOTS of bare rocks, etc. The chutes look OK, though. Coming up from 750 feet above sea level to 12,000 feet, I do as little hiking as possible when I'm at Copper, so I only ski Tucker when I can catch the snocat.