Yep, lots here. I am a skiing minuteman, ready to go on short notice. The thing is, it often takes an hour or more of weather analysis to really cash in on the good powder days around here -- you know, to predict when a real dump is coming and know when to start driving. And in my case the mountains are 2.5-4.5 hours away and I have to drive through the mountains to get there -- so it's not a simple jaunt when a winter storm hits. When I do it right, I hole up near the mountain the night before, in the cheapest hotel I can find. When it looks like this at bedtime:
and the next day you leave tracks like this on the first run:
Then it was a good time for a spontaneous trip!