Went Mon, Feb 1. The warm spell & rain ruined the base. Very heavy wet snow, lots of dirt patches, lots of water patches. Yes it's better than ice, but the weather is just no cooperating this year. Stay away from the orchards!
Certainly not 23 of 25 runs open, and of the maybe 18 which are, there are some closed to general skiers because of racing and others with gates for race training. Someone needs to realize that the general public has an expectation and a right to ski the hill just as much as the racing program.
overall conditions were great. hard packed machine groomed. some small icy patches but during the day they were fine. a few little rollers and fun spines to get air. North chair lift kept stopping. check status before heading over.
Not bad conditions given the season so far. Lots of skiable snow to be found but some ice and thin base especially on steep faces. Decent day just watch for the blue (ice) and brown (dirt) patches. Groomers were working hard to build the half pipe in the terrain park.