I am starting to think about my '17 ski trip. I make it out west for a week once a year. I have had some great trips, but haven't hit any powder days in 5 years (Big Sky in 2011). This year instead of booking early and keeping my fingers crossed, I think I am going to keep an eye on the weather reports and book a few days before the trip. My job gives me the flexibility to do this. I am coming from Cincinnati, which has direct flights to Denver and SLC.
I realize this is not a foolproof plan, but figure it will increase my odds. Also it at least gives me some control. Has anyone else tried this approach? Any pitfalls or advice?