We arrived at the parking lot 15 minutes before the lift opened and went to the far right so we could catch the quad. When they opened the lifts, I don't think I have ever seen more aggressive lift line behavior as everyone wanted to get first tracks - fortunately, some really big dude from the single line joined our threesome, and we were on the 20th chair or so. The snow was darn sweet as we skied that run several times.
As we were coming up the chair, we saw the back-side get opened up - SWEET -
so we got several more nice powder runs back there. We then headed over to
Honeycomb Canyon which requires a bit of a traverse, plus a three-lift loop,
but we got several nice pow-pow runs in - Honeycomb was big!
We were one of the last to enter the Canyon
before it closed and believe it or not, the last run of the day was
probably the deepest and best. So we finally stopped skiing at 3:30 after
going non-stop since 9:00AM. We were all probably slightly dehydrated since
we didn't want to stop for water ... so the beers at the end of the day
were awesome ... as were Kris' world-famous Nachos that night.
The next day we skied Snowbird, Utah!
We got lucky again next year and skied Solitude in 2009 with 26" of fresh powder. And the next day, we went heli-skiing! ;-)