We skied Northstar on Monday 2/19/2007 and the snow was the worst I had ever experienced. The backside runs were bare down to mud with bushes and trees poking fully exposed. Yet, Northstar called these runs skiable and open. Where there was snow, it was all ice and hard as concrete. Even where there was snow in between the trees, it was harder than asphalt. As for the terrain: it is not that challenging and consists of short runs and lots of almost flat spots.