In Salt Lake City, you can grab powder between 9am and 11am and be back at your desk at 11:45 and, in some cases, be caught up with emails before greeting your boss. I once got caught in my suit wearing orange ski socks.
Seattle is a great city to chase powder from work, as Crystal Mountain sits just over 90 minutes from the city.
Loveland Ski Basin in Colorado is just one hour from Denver and lesser-known Eldora Mountain is only 30 minutes from downtown Boulder.
On the East Coast, my chase for a.m. powder included Gunstock in New Hampshire, which is only 45 minutes from Portsmouth or Wachusett Mountain near Boston.
Reno has the luxury of a handful of Tahoe resorts all within an hour from the city.