skied here yesterday, really good machine groomed conditions, fun runs even on the sides where you have to pole for a bit to get back to a lift ( midweek they mostly seem to run the fast lifts in the middle). And the drive from Chicago was pretty easy.
I wasn't comparing Steamboat to Alpine, i was just stating that the picture that was posted obviously isn't Alpine. People that haven't made it out west wouldn't understand the term "pow". Let them believe and maybe one day they will make it.