Man, I want to be proven wrong. It isn't too late, a strong second half of December could very well save the season.
Here is the thing. I have been here since 1990. I've seen several dry Decembers what ended up as strong seasons. All of them had at least decent snow in November, or just enough in December for resorts to be about 70% open. All of the seasons that were basically high and dry through December turned out to be a bust. All of them. Of course I have never seen back to back bad seasons here either. A bad season followed by an average one sure, but not two horrible ones in a row. Which at this point we are staring down the barrel of one. First road trip of the season is probably coming up next weekend. At this point, I think I can take a 4 day weekend every two weeks through February to go powder hunting. If the snow ain't going to come to me, I am going to go find it.
I'm with you, I didn't travel anywhere last year and stuck to the 5 mountain pass resorts. Last year was my first season out here though after riding midwest hills for 14 years... I can get a 4 day weekend every week so this year I'll definitely be searching for it!
Ashley, I'm originally from Chicago and I feel your pain. Heading out west for the first time can be intimidating. Look into Tahoe they seem to be having a good start!