Skied Friday. Great bluebird day. Lots of snow on blue and green runs and one set of soft bumps on the back that softened. Lots of big stuff not open but still lots to ski. Would be great for kids. Snow would be great for the Midwest. No ice. Hard packed "powder" until it softens.
Yes, slide bowl is open top to bottom. However, only big bonanza and a couple other groomers looked like they had good conditions. There are some soft moguls on other runs on slide side if you don't mind dodging rocks. Get there early in the morning if you like slide side.