Had a great first day on the slopes. The conditions, both weather and snow, were great in the morning. Bright sun and soft snow. I was able to hit a few mogul fields before they were fully formed and packed down and even found some fresh powder. I brought my boots with me, so no problems there. I'm using a pair of 2010 Solomon XWings which track pretty well in the groomers and put up with my terrible performances off the piste. The sheer amount of vertical distance you cover top-to-bottom is staggering. Some photos:
Skiing between barns and houses - very different than the tree-littered slopes in the US. Most of the resort is above the tree line giving you open glades of power on nice days.