I wanted to take advantage of yesterday's cooler temps and previous night's freeze, but the weather report was calling for a chance of rain so I held off until today. It got up to 63F on the mountain today, and was a beautiful day. It was getting tough to ski the slush by about 1pm, however, and I called it a day at 3pm when my knees started aching. There were still some decent lines of undisturbed snow down the Big Acorn trails, but the Highlands was very mushy -- I don't think that was groomed at all overnight.
Here are some pics I took:http://members.cox.net/hunter-associates/wtg032207/
In general, still plenty of snow. Some of the trails look great (upper cliffhanger for instance) but getting thin and bare on other trails. There are sections where the base is still 3-4 feet deep, so they could conceivably dig down a bit and spread the snow to cover the bare spots, but I think they are limited in how much machine grooming can be done when the weather is this warm (the groomers can sink in and make it worse). Anyway, they will have no problem making in to Sunday 3/25 for the season ender. If anyone heads up over the next 3 days, I would recommend getting there early to ski before it slushes up too bad.
I am tempted to visit them again next week to hike up and ski down a trail or two, but I may just drive to Snowshoe instead...