As you mentioned lots of great info here, tremendous expertise, a few nut cases like me, and passionate skiers/boarders/sliders that know a lot about the sport, have multiple years of experience, etc.
Looks like Laurel will make it unless the PA gvt pulls the rug out from under the deal.
Ask any questions you like and I am sure someone will be able to help you with an answer.
Sometimes we DCSkiers try to meet at a resort and ski together for a few hours. One such place is Timberline during the Snowy Luau weekend in late March.
You really will feel like you know many of your fellow DCSkiers from their posts and it is great meeting them face to face. Hopefully we will have more opportunities to meet and slide together this year.