Once in a while you have a kind of winter that's more like autumn. Or spring. Or winters that do not get started, like last season in the northern Alps. What do you do? You have to be flexible and start chasing storms. Or do you hope? Hope that winter will come someday in your home resort. Because ultimately, that winter will come for sure. The big question is whether you're still around.
Be honest. Did you once spent time in the wrong place in the Alps? It's fucked up right? I had that feeling too. 15 years ago for the last time. Powder is a choice.