2015-16 Prediction is for a warm and low snow year in the PNW. If this holds true my to do list will be:
First, get on the road and find the snow. BC maybe but weather forecast is not good. Colorado, Tahoe, 4 Corners/Taos etc., would not object to skiing Taos again and maybe Tellluride as have never skied there. Colorado too I will go or SLC if they get the goods. Right now I am debating taking my camper and live on the road for a month or more or leaving the camper home and staying in hostels etc. My goal will be to ski new places and powder, ski with some old friends and some new Epic Bears.
Want to get new powder boards, I use S7's and really would like to demo some powder skis where I feel centered and not back so much. Have to go to some big resorts that have demo programs unlike here where (except for Schweitzer) the demo selection is pretty poor.
May go back East and sorta hope they have another banner year so I can justify the drive, $ and commitment. Would like to ski Stowe etc.
I have great equipment and got new 2016 Blizzard Bonafides via. UPS last week. If I go back east may have to buy skinnier skis.
Ski powder in the bowls and in the trees, make fast sweeping turns and fall line turns on a dime turns in the trees. Have a beer at the end of the day with powder partners old or new. Love to ski anywhere at anytime and almost always look at the obvious - powder really beats working.
Am 73yrs now and am really retired and living a great life. Be nice to go to another Gathering and have never skied Aspen. Would be nice to see Trekchick and other Bears this year.