We skied Crystal today (Dec. 16, 2006) so I thought I would post a relatively new report for those interested in knowing how it really is up there.
Overall, plenty of snow in general and the groomed runs were perfect corduroy all day. The off-piste runs were essentially 7 inches of new, which got tracked out fast with all the yahoo's heading up there this weekend.
The off-piste runs up top were 7 inches of new with a slight wind blast layer on top (sometimes ice below but not most of the time). They hadn't opened the very top chair yet so whoeover heads up that day will get at least 20 inches of new (underneath some windblasted stuff). As for winds, not really any but it was pretty chilly so bring the layers.