I’m back after a couple of days off for a quick getaway to where there’s snow – Grand Targhee. The powder-magnet resort on the Idaho-Wyoming border, unlike anyplace else in the region, is 100 percent open and has a 5-foot base, on top of which six inches of fresh powder fell overnight Sunday to greet us Monday morning. After a full Monday of powder skiing, Tuesday brought a cold and fast cruising day with a mix of fog and sun – a great way to start off the ski season! I’ll add photos to this post later; for now, I’m at the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho annual conference, where scheduled speakers include Gov. Butch Otter, former Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, the three leading GOP candidates for governor in 2018, economists, tax experts, executives and more.