My big ski trips are few and far between unfortunately (one/year). Sure i get some days at mammoth/tahoe here and there but once per year my buddy and I travel to the Rockies for 3-4 days. Last year was Taos. Had a blast but no powder days. This year will be Alta March 2-5. im sure we will have a blast again but it looks like its gonna be a BC trip (bumps and crud).
So my idea for next years trip is to take a week off work (around end Feb / begin March to assure a decent base) and NOT commit to a location or the exact dates ie. beginning/middle/end of that week. Then as the week approaches Ill be keepin a very close eye on the weather and decide last minute the location and dates of the trip. Ill have a few places in mind that cover the ENTIRE Rockies (taos south, LCC mid, bridger north, and kicking horse way north). The place needs to be fairly accessible out of LAX, decent transportation from airport, have lodging options, awesome terrain, and low crowds.
my goal is one thing and one thing only.... POW. Ive checked flight rates flying last minute and they seem to be only $100 more. I figure the places listed will prob have lodging available last minute since its non-holiday. Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this matter regarding planning, location, or any other ideas. thanks