amaksimovichWhere can I go to get guaranteed powder and backcountry conditions.
If it even existed, it'd get tracked out so fast, you wouldn't even get to ski it.
Really though, most places are going off in late March. The main downfall of the skiing world is that everyone has blinders on for December/Holidays when the early season is so damn unpredictable and some places might not even be open by the holidays. Late March on the other hand... Easter weekend seriously needs to be thought of in the mind of a skier as the new Christmas in terms of when you should take your ski vacation. Longer daylight hours, better travel conditions, a full seasons snow pack to get everything filled in nicely, and if you're lucky - you get one of the frequent spring storms that can make for some of the best skiing conditions of the whole season. It's a shame everyone has given up on skiing by that time and is just waiting for the bike trials and golf courses to open up.