Over at Epic, Bob Peters lays it all out pretty good. I'd link but I'm drunk and that's too much work. Baby Bear knows her shit, once you experience the fall line here, honestly snow quality is not as important.

Locals complain, and I'm only 16 years in, but it is still less of a shit-show than a CO or Tahoe on a weekend.

But man, 16 years ago, that shit was real! (Insert rose colored glasses)

January is my vote, a vote against my self interest, but my vote.