That sounds pretty cool, we should meet up sometime, I can probably keep up somewhat better on skis, I'm just getting back into boarding (my only other post was the other day in the tips section on going from toe to heel) I just bought new skis and a new board, so I will probably use them each for a little bit.
I'm contemplating going up tomorrow, I guess they are getting 6 to 10 inches tonight. If you work up there I'm guessing you live in Welches or Hood River? The first 2 seasons I worked at Meadows as a Safety Host for patrol, it was cool, I would just grab a radio and ride around for most of the day. Most people did it to get a pass but I would just go once every other weekend, get a ticket from HR for most anywhere in Oregon, Washington, or Idaho, split gas with some friends and check out different resorts in between weekends on Hood.
They only give you rides from Govy to the top when the upper lot is full right? When does the Glade trail usually become bare? It would be cool finishing the day with a ride down to govy but I usually take one car. Once I rode palmer via the snowcat to govy, that was a nice long cruise.