i just got back from winterplace. THe first day i was there everything was......POWDER!!!! it was awsome. then on sunday it got really really cold and one more trail opened. There was pleny of hard trails like plunge and nose dived + drop off was really fun. Winterplace is the place to learn for beginners. a lot of easy trails. Lifts were very slow but u have to just live with it. LOTS OF PEOPLE WHO CAN'T SKI. WHATCH OUT FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN'T STOP CAUSE THEY RAN OVER MY SISTER AND MY DAD.