Thanks for the response Argo. We elected to hit Vail because they showed new snow, 24" base and 57 runs open. We were expecting groomers with the hope of a few side hits but it was so much better than that. They had a lot of stuff open to include trees and some more difficult stuff on the front side. They opened lift 10 Sunday so we even got some turns in fresh snow.
I skied at Vail a couple times back in the late 80s and only snowboarded there once a couple years ago. Last time we only rode in the bowls and Blue Sky. I will say that I very much enjoyed the front side. Lots of fun areas...I actually started trying some small rock drops again and the leg held up well.
Overall, a fantastic weekend...nary a scratch on the base too. Amazing snow out there right now!