Yay!!! Less then a week away!!!
So, this is an El Nino winter.
Actually, not an El Nino winter. The Climate Prediction Center canceled that back in December when the forecast Pacific warming failed to occur. Re. the mountains....actually had some decent snow the past week or so. I was up last weekend and it was good to very good. Of course they can always use more...nothing like freshies to keep the fun going.
As for snow here along the Front Range --- the latest models are showing the potential for a good snow event here by Thursday. Of course, as DM has pointed out, the weather forecasters here are notoriously wrong. Best advice if you are coming: keep watching for the latest updates and prepare for anything.