I know most people talk about resorts in the west here, but I live in Pittsburgh PA so 7 springs is my local hill. I decided to head up for some night skiing after work. I checked the ski report....at 2pm it said packed powder, base 18"-40" wind 10-15mph
Well I serioulsy would have been better off with my hockey skates....It was solid ice, bare spots everywhere...maybe 20" base right below the machines...wind 40 mph. Probaly the worst ski experiences ive ever had there. That's a pretty shitty snow report, wouldn't have wasted $36+gas had I known that. Sorry just kind of wanted to rant.
BTW, I've never skied out west but in those resorts do you have groups of like 10 snowboarders stop as soon as they get off the lift to strap in and talk about which hill they are taking so everyone behing them has no where to go? Or do people stop in blind spots in the middle of the hill to call their buddies? Once or twice a year that place makes me almost quit skiing.