bring all mtn decks unless booking cat/heli
if you want to be guaranteed pow, go back to Japan or probably revamp your expectations. Our mountains have their own characters, which include pow, but not like "here is 6 weeks of pow" like in Japow. West coast, east coast or in between you need to luck into it or live here. Typically feb-april is your best bet.
The last 2 years we had 50inch weeks in may to close the season.
It seems like the east coast gets screwed the most on the regular, but locals will tell you some of the deepest baddest spots in the land are tucked up in VT.
West coast can get deep dumps and has huge mountains.
CO, UT and the central mountains tend to get snow more consistently in smaller amounts, but on good years this often leads to deep powder days every day even with only 3-5" snow reports.
Top 3 choices (that I would pick based on your parameters)
Silverton (only 1 lift, nature of mtn basically guarantees pow but you will work for it and ride where told[guided])
If you want pow and have dollars, book a cat trip (monarch, steamboat, etc), guaranteed pow unless we go into a drought.
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Last edited by snowklinger; 09-04-2014 at 08:58 AM.