At Pt-B, it's thin with some spots here and there, but not too bad. The conditions generally range from "poor" to "good," depending on the stretch. There are six bad spots, but I was able to pole through all of them, most of which are only a few feet long. The "Rock" section is sketchy and I actually made it through on just one ski touching the snow. There are also a few of the icy/dirty spots, but they're not long and easily passed through. Otherwise, most of the skiing is surprisingly nice.
It hasn't been groomed, so it is what it is. I thought it was pretty good stuff, considering. The far upper part of the trail and inner meadow down to M is actually nice with some soft new snow still on top.
Here are two pictures. The first one is at the lowest part of the "snow zone" at Pt-B, and the second one is the top of the meadow at the Caldera Fence. Everything looks about like this, with some +/- sections throughout.
It would take only a modest storm, or even some easy shoveling in those 5 or 6 rough spots to really improve things.
I forgot to mention that I did leave two sleds at the rock (but need to leave a shovel with them) to haul snow to the thin spots. It really works -- we need an "adopt-a-bare-spot" program! I'll take care of the section around the Rock myself... =)
Be careful if you do get out, but generally, it's nice where it's nice and I think it's still worth the trip up. Plus, I've been able to stay in uphill/downhill jogging shape!
|At Pt-B (or so) just where the snow gets contiuous (at "Clay's Cutoff")|
|Looking east down the meadow from the top - the meadow trail is really nice still|