Noting that going to Utah is now too expensive due to airfare, does it make sense to head somewhere else in Colorado, or somewhere else altogether? The short/long range forecasts, as reliable as they are, don't seem too promising anywhere.
We skied it today (3/17) and it was a beautiful sunny day. BUT, no fresh and the snow took forever to soften up. Frozen groomers and hardpacked crud in the moguls and trees. The steeper groomers were close to boilerplate in some areas-I felt like I was at Whiteface on a bad day! Wish I had my race skis instead of the Snoops. By 2:00 or so, the moguls were nice and soft and very skiable. We're skiing here tomorrow and heading back to Denver-thunderstorms are predicted then changing to snow.
I don't know what weather report you may be looking at but, Steamboat is under a winter storm warning. It looks to me like you have some good timing and once it starts snowing in the boat you never know what the outcome will be. It was 70 degrees in Denver today and we are 5- 10" by Friday night.