Not much of an improvement, but at least it spreads the crowdsSo today I drove up to ski Montezuma Bowl at A Basin...overall, I was unimpressed. The bowl is south facing so (no surprise) the snow back there completely sucked (think firm refrozen). Despite the heavy snowfall we've had since December, there are jagged rocks jutting out everywhere (steeps, trees, even flat areas). Worse yet, all of the gapers of course head for the steeps and have created moguls (since they haven't mastered carving on steep terrain) everywhere. Even in the flatter areas in the trees moguls.
They do have some nice drops (boulders, outcroppings, etc.) on the on steep section to skiers right of the cornice, but I've never skied on such a boneyard before. If we get a foot of pow to cover those sharp jagged rocks, it could get pretty dangerous for those who aren't aware. Another great "feature" is that the steeps run out into a boulder field. If A Basin got the snow of Little Cottonwood Canyon, the bowl would be decent but since it does not Montezuma isn't much to brag about.