sure sure, many resorts are 'opening early', but what do you consider to the bare minimm for a decent base before taking your out your skis, so you're protected against any bare spots or rocks etc?
Would 100cm (or more) be sufficient... or does it depend? While I'm itchin' like everyone else to get out there, it's not going to be at the cost of damaging or unnecessarily roughing up my skis (i don't have any crappy ''rock'' skis, either)
I ask as when I picked up my skis (from a tuneup) at my local ski shop a few days ago and was waxing on about how Cypress was opening, the clerk shook her head and said ''I hope you're not taking those newer skis up with you if you go..."
Both my local mtns are open today: Cypress has a 75cm base and Whistler, which opened yesterday, shows a base (as of now) of 93cm.