I love snow. There's a ski resort 2.5 hrs from my house and it's pretty damn good considering how little acreage it has. I go up just about any time it rains here in the valley. It's 8000 ft above sea level, so it's kind of a mini version of real big mtn terrain (cliffs, giant boulder drops, glades with massive trees, etc). It also gets massive amounts of snow; measured in feet, not inches...in el nino years it actually gets really dangerously deep (seen it get up to 12 feet in a week).
The drivers, on the other hand, suck. I can understand the excitement of wanting to get up there quick, but it puts everybody at risk, not just themselves. They think a 4-wheel drive with "snow tires" makes waking up late and speeding o.k., but it's a facade...those are the people flipped in a ditch who I pass, while I plod along at +/-25 miles an hr with chains. Wake up early and take your time.
here's a video of the typical pow day at our resort (this is not my video...those dudes are newbs):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSuw-kesYLA