Jack, I appreciate your loyalty to ride only at Hyak, its a great place, but there is so much more to experience at the pass, and if Hyak is'nt open yet, and it rarely is at this time of year, why not enjoy the privileges that season pass gives you. I look at it like a big ice cream parlor with so many flavors, why eat only one? As for the jealousy and envy, maybe not you, but Ive seen this attitude before and it's "If I can't have it nobody should have it". Sad but in this case I know its true for some of the responses in this thread. In my opinion any day of skiing, wether at Hyak or the other three areas is better than a day doing this.