This back and forth is moot at this point, but as I noted in my original response to your post, I skied Smuggs on the same day that you were at Stowe on Sunday and I wasn't tempted to go into off map woods based on my assessment... so I know what was available further north than MRG last weekend. Again, moot point at this time as everything is wide open at this point (minus the lower elevation creeks as you noted, def too early in the winter and too soon after the last gully washer).