Elk camp is not bare at the top. Obviously conditions are not amazing with warm weather and some spots are getting thin but over all everything is holding up well under the circumstances. Especially up top. Everything does need snow tho but could be way worse. Snow is coming Monday should really help surface and even over all base conditions. People who say it's terrible are full of crap. All four mountains are 100% open or if not damn close. So be realistic how bad can it be. Pray for some snow and it will be fine.
I've been out here since the beginning of February. Snow was good but has melted significantly. Bring rock skis as there are dirt patches on groomers especially near the top of Snowmass on elk mountain. They were definitely lying about the base, even 30" is generous.
Thanks to the last two posts, they are very informative and will certainly make our stay enjoyable.you both make it sound like you welcome new skiers to the area, unlike some who don't want out of towers on their mountain