The 2007-8 ski season provided great snow conditions at 49. Usually, the staff exaggerates the snow depths misleadingly, but this year it was powder on powder each time I skied. The main lift is unreliable and slow, but the new quad and east basin is better and a makes your ticket price worth it. The lodge and bar are antiquated and understaffed during lunch hours and special events. I had a bad experience with their rental staff. A poor pair of skis would not be exchanged and my wife skied on a bad pair all day, which ruined her experience. Tree skiing is good and there are many hidden powder stashes. This resort is good for the intermediate skier. There was rarely a wait at the lifts all season and the chair operators are friendly and helpful. Ski the east basin or use the old chair 4 if you come to 49 to ski.