trust me man, anyone who says abasin is sketchy, clearly hasen't skied a midwest east coast average park. When I showed up for abay early season last year, I heard a lot of things like white ribbon of death, so sketchy, really icy. I didnt expect much. I was blown away, snow is generally really fun, especially if it gets warm, set up is pretty good!
Bring your skis, you will have fun. Seriously.