went to timberline one the 20th of jan 07, even though alot of the resort was closed, we still had a blast while we were there. it had snowed the night before so there was a few inches of powder for our enjoyment. i love the runs at timberline, something for everybody and yes the diamonds are challenging, just wish they were all open. the lift situation sucked, too many people and only 2 slow lifts, one to the summit and one almost to the summit, most of the day was spent standing in line waiting to get on the lift. i hope they will invest some money in a high speed 4 or 6 person lift, i would go more often if they did. for the east coast it is definately exceptional and i would recommend.