, history was yesterday. Today is today and tomorrow just a prediction. More than 10 years ago I decided never to book in advance anymore. Before that I studied all the snow statistics and booked accordingly. But too often I ended up in a resort where I just missed the storm or had to go home just before the new storm kicked in. A waist of money and time. Since my time is scarce I only want to ride powder. A winter without fresh snow feels like a meal without a taste.
Nowadays I try to be as flexible as possible and act when the conditions are right. Winters can differ from year to year and even from month to month. Statiscly early winters kick off south of the main alpine ridge, the westerlies take over in december/januari, high pressure is pre dominant in February with regular storms or eastern flows in the Med and in March the westerlies come in again.
But as mentioned earlier, this is just the general pattern. Winters do differ from year to year.