This is a repost from TGR - but of course as usual over there I get only joking replies. Alaska is on the table as well. But I am 99% sure that if I take the four days to drive there it will stop snowing as soon as I roll across the state line from Canada and it won't snow again until next winter.
So I've got a big writing project to finish, I'm in decent shape, winter seems to finally be here. A small rented room to write in, and powder every other day seems to be in order. What I'd like is:
1 - access to some uncrowded resorts in a region with really dry snow
2 - multiple local cat and heli operators so I can occasionally splurge on a standby cat/heli day.
The two locales on the list at this point are SLC or Nelson, B.C. Both are great places and I could be happy with the snow either place. Alta/Snowbird get tracked quickly but I love Powder Mountain - too mellow for some here but totally deserted. Powder all day for cheap.
Given current weather conditions where am I likely to find the most pukage during March and early April? I gotta make a decision soon, pack up the SUV and roll the dice here - storm chasing all over the continent for the next six weeks isn't really an option. But driving several hours from my base to a different area that got more snow is doable. i.e. driving from nelson to revelstoke if it gets hit, etc.