With the amount of snowing they were blowing on Wednesday, I'm surprised they only have 16 of 27 runs open. It looked like they were ready to go with at least two more runs off the summit, but apparently not.
We got to Winterplace at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday and were- maybe- the second customers on the ski hill. It was like a private ski hill on Wednesday (of course, if it WAS a private ski hill, I would have ordered them to turn the snowguns away from the darn chairlifts, but oh well). The snow was fine but I find Winterplace to be a little boring without at least a couple runs open off the summit. The only thing they had going was Compromise to Drop Off. And no bars open, either.
We wound up doing a lap of runs (a lap dance?) of Cascade, then Rendezvous to one of the novice runs that skirts Cascade, to Drop Off, to the "beer run" (that's Compromise out to the run that goes by the condos with the bar). I think that'd be a great name for a ski trail- Beer Run. Maybe at Moonshine someday.
Anyway, with some slight variations, you could ski 4-5 distinct runs a pop. Given how slow the lifts run there, that amounts to about one complete set of runs every hour. It was a good time- haven't skied with my buddy before- and any day on the hills can't be complained about much.
I'm gonna go write-up something about my five stars now.