I've never worked operations at a mountain, but how much of a scramble is it to open for a place like Snow? They announced a decent bit ago.
I'm not saying it isn't a TON of work, which I'm sure it is, I'm actually saying i feel like they would be more on top of it. Maybe its the sorta thing you can never be on top of though.
I can't say for Mount Snow directly...but I don't think any mountain goes into a season fully "ready". It's always a scramble the last few weeks. The root always seems to be there's very little talented labor on staff in October/November to prep things given the size of the operation.