I'm an easterner planning a drive out west & I've already posted a couple of times asking for advice. Now I'm wondering about adjusting my plans based on weather forecasts for the week of March 10. Of course forecasts this far ahead are not so dependable, but I'll have flexibility in my planning only up to a point. I'm locked into Big Sky for March 12-14 then I have to be in Missoula by the 15th. Before that I was planning to ski Snowbasin March 10-11, but the forecast for Huntsville, UT (closest town to Snowbasin) looks iffy. Temps up to and including my dates will be in the 40's and 50's every day. What does this mean for the mountain? It would be disappointing (to say the least!) to finally be in powder country and end up on slush. On my way west I can swing north and pass through Montana, with the possibility of Stops at Red Lodge and Bridger Bowl. Forecasts for those places look better: 30's and 40's.
Another possibility is Jackson Hole -- forecasts there look okay too. As I say, I'm an east-coaster, and I'm a comfortable black-diamond skier --groomers, not much in the trees -- with no real experience in powder. WIll Jackson kick my butt, or could I have a good time learning?