I took a day off Tuesday and hit Monarch. The hill hadn't seen significant snow for days, and yet, we were able to get fresh tracks in a few spots.
There's something nice about skiing at a place where you don't feel like you have to rush to get the skiing before all the good snow is gone. Even been in Vail's China Bowl on a weekend powder day. The freshies are devoured in minutes.
At Monarch, apparently, they stay for days.