WV Sat., Jan. 28my experience was similar to Rob's on Friday, though not quite as nice. overall, WV had very good conditions on Saturday. I spent most of the day with my son, who is learning snowboarding, at Lower Meadows, where conditions were quite nice.
I headed over to the rest of the mountain at the end of the day and had a blast. Sel's choice and Utter Abandon were in good shape overall. patches of hardpack here and there, but nothing serious. White Caps and the Chute were a bit skiied off in some areas, but not too bad.
but the approach to Gema/Ciao/True Grit (the area between the lift and the trailhead where those three split--on the map it looks like it might be called Sun Run, but I'm not positive) was like a glacier. it may have been skiied off, but mostly I think it was the wind, which was far stronger there than anywhere else on the hill. all the snow was pretty much blown off, leaving the ice that had developed over the course of recent rain/thaw/freeze cycles.
once I got to Gema, it was in decent shape, but the approach was brutal.
overall, conditions were not as good as they were three weeks ago (best I've seen year-to-date), but from what I hear they were much better than they had been the past two weeks preceding.