I learned to ski here st Seven Springs in the 50s. Used to stay at what is now Helen's Restaurant when it was a private home. Lived in New Hampshire for 3 years, Colorado for 5. You can pick out eastern skiers when skiing out west. They're the one's who can actually ski. Own 2 freestanding homes within a stone's-throw of the resort. Yes, this year has been horrible, but temperatures have (until this past week) precluded snowmaking. It has to be 28 degrees or below to have any effective snow blowing, and there has been VERY little natural snowfall. They're doing the best they can under the circumstances. One of the previous owners (Herman Dupre) is also inventor/manufacturer of HKD snowmaking equipment - perhaps the most prolific brand internationally. If it's too warm, no can make snow - and they're experts. As of yesterday, most of the slopes and trails were open (a few minor exceptions) since having 4-6" of natural, and the snowguns have been blasting for several days, adding another 12-14. Agree with the commentator who asked the "Bush-basher-global-warming doomsdayer" to reserve the diatribe for other forums. In the next year or two he/she will be complaining that the National Guard should be clearing the roads with front-end loaders to facilitate access to the resort. It's not unusual to have car-high snowbanks around here, and it will happen again.