Early January is a complete crap shoot. Could be great conditions at one or the other (or both) or could be bitter fucking cold with not much snow. January is still pretty early season. If you have flexibility, March is usually the best and safest bet. January can be pretty damn brutal... or pretty damn great.
"People say that marijuana smoking is going to get in the way of my career. I say to them that on the contrary, my fighting career is getting in the way of my marijuana smoking." -Nick Diaz