I agree with the guys who are saying that it is good if you get it, but sometimes you need to drop everything to make that happen.
Now that I am no longer a full-time snow-pro and live in the city I obsessively check weather reports. Like every day.
If it looks like something interesting is on the way I will begin making phone calls North to see if it is for real, or all hype. If it sounds all good than I will drop everything (yes, everything) to be where and when the snow is.
If I hear on a Tuesday that there is a 2 or 3 ft. dump coming overnight, I will be leaving my house just outside of Boston about 3:30 or 4am. I'll call in sick from the road around 6, and be dressed and waiting in line for the first tram at 8. I'll rip all day, usually until 2 or 3, then drive home and be back by 8.
I get my powder days in, my SO is ok with blowing real life off to ski because I'm home in time for dinner, and I've got a slew of paid sick days just sitting there waiting for me to use them.
If you pay attention to what's going on, and it matters enough to you to do what is necessary to get where
you have to be WHEN
you have to be there, there is some INCREDIBLE
skiing to be had.
That being said, If all the East Coast skiing I did was at hills in Southern NH and VT, and it was all on weekends or holidays, I wouldn't be surprised if I never skied any fresh snow at all. It's all about how much your willing to work for it.
FWIW, if there are any Boston area bears who want to join me for some of these crazy day trips, I'd be glad to have the company and help driving (through what are often 4WD on the highway, whiteout style conditions.) Just don't be offended if I dissapear once we hit the snow.