I made the call today to ride instead of drive up the hill and tour. As much as I love riding...I made the wrong call. The mountain received far more than predictions called for...or had already fallen by the time I went to bed last night. Friends I talked to today threw around terms like "hip deep" and made general statements such as, "I was getting tired of breaking snow...could have used another person". Despite that...I still had fun with our velcro like conditions....just not as much fun as hip deep snow.