To the November 24, 2007 poster kvetching about WC.... How much time have you spent in the mountains? At over 11,000 ft, yes, it occasionally gets windy as hell and well, yes, whiteouts do happen. So what? They pass and you have 3ft of the finest snow money can buy! As for avalanches, the patrollers there are top-notch and you are more likely to be mauled by a grizzly on Santa Monica Boulevard, LA, than to die in a WC avalanche. I'm heading up to WC on Thursday... I lived in Crested Butte, Aspen, Glenwood Springs, and have skiied almost every Colorado resort, and WC wins the Gold, hands down.