There are lots of sources of ski news on the web. Skimaps.com has a news page that I like.
It has lots of informative ski news links and is periodically updated. For example, today I learned (all unconfirmed info):
-there are over 1.5 million age 50+ skiers/boarders in the US.
-Utah expects final tally will indicate 3.4 million skier days this past season (03-04), their best numbers ever, great snow conditions are given as the reason.
-Colorado ski resorts did not have a record breaking year, but still expect to record over 11 million skier days in 03-04, 3 times the Utah numbers.
-Aspen resorts expect a modest 3% gain in skier visits, the alleged reason for increase: lower dollar exchange rate and more int'l visitors.
-Winter Park, near Denver reported 100 less inches of snow than normal, but southwestern CO, particularly Durango, had a strong season and their best snow totals in 9 yrs.