I go pretty much whenever I get the chance. Nice thing about having a pass this season...Just go for even a few hours on the weekends before the crowds roll in. Mid-week...A bad day on the mountain is far better than a good day at work! Thats how I look at Bear/Summit. That said...my tailbone is still wrecked from an early season blowout at bear. Also...they could stand to take grooming lessons from Heavenly and Mammoth.