Our region in the Alps is very crowded (we're 7mio people in a tiny county* with 16000 sqr miles and sometimes it feels like all of them are gathering on "my" mountain, ruining "my" pow runs). Sure, if you hike, you'll get fresh pow... but to once be somewhere with easy accessible fresh runs would be a dream. We thus intend to travel to the USA next season but I have no clue, where to begin... I don't know anything of your mountains/regions
Where should we go for great powder holidays? (focus on cat and maybe a day heli)
When woul be the best month?
How long (is 2 weeks to long/short)?
With whom (good local guides)?
Which are the high avalanche risk regions/seasons? Which are not?
How high are the mountains? How many how long rides can you do at one day?
How experienced do one have to be?
I'm really not looking for a party resort. It could be a cottage way off every town (as long as there serve a refreshing beer in the evening). And I don't want to go anywhere, where they take risks just to get the tourist satisfied.
(This might be a naive question, but is it really the case that some spots are that big that all the tourists going there for the same reason get their part of the fluff?)