If you're lucky enough to get first chair after they've been closed for 2 days you'll be the envy of many weekend warriors down here in Phoenix!
Sunrise is a great mountain. Most people don't realize that the total snowfall for the season exceeds that of AZ Snowbowl, this season being a perfect example. When the snow is there, it is awesome. Sure, the runs are pretty short on the steepest terrain, but a 2 foot day on Thunder equals nothing but ear to ear smiles. If you're looking for pampering and high-speed lifts all over the place, go to Summit County Colorado. If you're looking for a laid-back atmosphere, great tree skiing, and seek a bit of isolation, there is no better place than Sunrise.