Il be there in a few days from the 27th to the 12th. I love it there. All the gates described above are prime! My faves are in Annipuri (G7,8, 1, 2), I love to go over there when it dumps but conditions are a bit windy that the upper chairs arent open, you then have to get a bus over there. It seems like people hate doing that as the whole area becomes empty and you got it all to play with. Never managed to get to strawberry fields on a big pow day yet though so im hoping for one this time round, its got awesome terrain.
Dropping over the backside of the peak is also amazing on a good clear pow day. You hike up to the top and will see most people dropping down to the right but you go left. Need to know where your going though as requires a fair amount of traversing and making sure you dont go too far down before traversing. So worth it though as you find huge open terrain and some big pillow too. Best to go with somebody who knows first time round to be safe.
Reports say its dumping hard right now.
Can. Not. Wait.
I shot this vid last year. Most of its in the Annipuri gates as I described above, but visited some other resorts as well..