This week we had snow. It was predicted. We knew it was coming. They (the experts) said anywhere from 5 inches to 2 feet. Everything is shiny and white, we've had the requisite traffic delays and people who forget their winter driving skills. And now it's sunny with blue skies and a chance of 50 degrees tomorrow. It's tempting to go up to the mountains because you know the conditions will be amazing. The downside is that the skier traffic may also be "amazing".
Bottom line: We needed the snow. It's sunny now. It wasn't as bad as December 2006.