Well 2 years ago was epic and Loveland and Abasin went to 4th of July (roughly). Last year was shit and they pretty much closed the first week of May.
Only other thing to consider is that in this part of the year we are almost to the point where the mountains will have afternoon storms every day. The chances of you hitting some fresh are probably better than in Oct-Feb.
We get pounded in march and april.
You could get skunked, but shit will be open. Also consider higher elevations like Abasin and Loveland, I've heard some recent horror stories of BC melting out fast already (its relatively lower).
Thanks for info. Would love to do Loveland but I will be using my Epic Pass and wont have a car(both will help me keep costs down) so Loveland and probaly Abasin are not an option. Do you think staying in Breck would be a better option than Vail/BC?