I was skiing at Butternut - this past weekend!!! - and all I can say is that the conditions were EXCELLENT - especially for the first weekend in December! And you know the conditions were good because only the locals or season pass holders were there, so it was "ski onto the lift lines" uncrowded.
Butternut made a massive investment in snowmaking capabilities, now with higher GPM capacity and covering the entire area. So last January, as cold as it was, will not be repeated because Butternut won't have to wait for the real thing.
Congrats to the staff for making skiing fun for the entire family!