It really depends. Weather forecasts this year, even when poor did not deter me. The computer models were not very accurate this year in the Northeast, so many times, the weather on the hill (snow) was a lot better than the weather in the valley (ice/rain) where the weather readings/forecasts are developed for. However, last year, the weather systems were very bad and ice was quite abundant. Two years ago in March, whenever their was rain forecast in Rutland, it snowed 2 feet in Killington. I skied yesterday in the rain, and it was great. This morning, as I drove out of Killington, there was a good 4-5" on the car. By the time we got to Rutland, the snow changed to rain. I guess the bottom line is that I have had to become an amateur meteoroligist.