6 inches is very accurate... At 500 when they report, e.g. hours before lifts open, and at one spot on the mountain, get with the program to understand snow reports, it'll help you understand the best places to go
Vail was awesome yesterday, even with the US Open(just head to the back). We spent the whole day hitting pow on the back bowls and blue sky basin. Best conditions was blue sky basin in trees with pow up to waist!