It's still too early.
I and most of my friends usually wait for a 10' base before going up the first day of the season. We all have rock skis, rock boards, and demos, but the riding isn't good anyways, so after 30 years on the snow, we can wait.
Waiting involves some surfing, lots of bike riding, either road or dirt, occasional windsurfing days, and regular tennis.
10' happens by early Jan. Christmas week is too early, and the yahoos are infesting the lift lines anyways. We get lots of semi solitary April days because the yahoo's go home looking for camping and BBQ's.
Alpine and Squaw tend to open thru most of May. Good terrain on those 2 hills.