Nice to hear that works for you. At Alta/Snowbird you had better have a plan, be thinking all the time and be prepared to modify it based on developments (timing of terrain openings). There is quite a bit of satisfaction when you get it right, but some frustration when you don't.
Agree, if you want to ski uncut powder at Altabird you need a plan. However, I question the wisdom of seeking powder to the exclusion of all else.
With the quality of snow we have even once its skied out it still skis very nicely. I enjoy skied out snow just as much and on a steep slope having the snow just a little inconsistent just adds to the challenge. I personally think that people make far too much of skiing uncut powder. I think the perspective of seeking "the best snow" is ultimately a very limiting one and people would be more well served to learn to enjoy skiing any conditions.