Monarch's Mirkwood may be one of the most overlooked pow stashes in the state. It gets hammered with snow, yet it's mostly locals only. The busloads of tourists who visit Monarch rarely hit the 15-minute stroll up the groomed track to the entrance. I was a day late on this one - the hill had just been buried with a 12-inch overnighter the day before - but as you can see, the locals had left some goods for latecomers.
That's Greg Ralph in the Skittle suit in the first scenes. He's marketing chief for Monarch and a solid skier.