Had a chance to travel to Denver last weekend so I was able to get some good April skiing at Arapahoe Basin. Although the forecast called for rain and snow from Friday through Monday, I experienced only some flat light cloud coverage on Friday but otherwise blue skis with some clouds through Monday.
The snow was harder then expected for April but coverage was great on groomed runs and good otherwise. I was impressed that Montezuma had good coverage although each day we experienced variable snow conditions. Of course, you could find a rock or two if you didn't keep your eyes open especially on the East Wall.
It snowed Saturday and Sunday nights leaving 1-3 inches of fresh on top that added a mid-winter feel to the last two days. In fact, Monday it was below 25 degrees thanks to some strong winds.
All in all, the trip was a great combination of low-key, late-season scene (complete with "Beach" parties in the parking lot) and some fresh snow. A-Basin still is my favorite along the front range.