This year, the season started better than last year. I went for a day trip with a couple of coworkers to get some early powder. It was good for a first day, although the powder was very wet due to high temps, and kirkwood was very understaffed and took way too long to open lifts (1H late to open just one lift, and 2.5H to open a 2nd lift to the top on cornice. That's pretty sad actually).
line, nothing running
finally going up over 1H late
powder was still nice, note the way too long line on cornice
All in all, it wasn't perfect, but it sure beat a day at work :)