PACK AND GO
Fresh tracks don’t wait for you to search your house for your passport and ski bag. Have your travel gear dialed ahead of time. Check your airline’s baggage fees and weigh your luggage on a scale at home before you head to the airport. Preload your phone with directions to your lodging, the ski resort, and the best bar in town. Hopefully you’ve got powder-hungry ski buddies with flexible schedules who will join you. But if not, head to the bar and start buying drinks to sniff out local beta and ski partners.