I spent 3 days skiing up at the lodge and finishing off the last few improvements before the winter. 75 cm of snow at the lodge and 110 in the alpine. It was excellent skiing. The dense base does a good job of covering rocks and early season hazards. The 20 cm of low density snow on top of this made for great turns. There is less coverage at lower elevation due to the warm systems that we have been getting. We still managed to ski all the way down to the truck at 1100m.
It was snowing hard when we left and the forecast for the week is for a series of storms and mild temperatures. Perfect conditions for this time of year, creating a dense stable base for the season.