Originally Posted by mooseknuckle
Any suggestions other than Wolf, Captain? Have friends that ride Wolf and bitch about the layout and flat runouts.
Yes, BCC and LCC did well this year, for early snow. Also true that Wolf Creek is rustic, hard-to-get-to, and quirky in its layout. But, it's pretty steady for early, ample snow.
Nearby Purgatory is also likely a good bet.
Mount Baker, where I live, also often gets hammered early, but it's not a destination resort (only a few day lodges).
If you're not travelling until mid January, I suspect Utah is a great choice. Once they get going, the snow is unbeatable (although the Colorado-ites will beg to differ).
The best strategy is to become an early-season storm watcher, and follow the flow. Good luck!