Unless you’re lucky enough to be in somewhere like Quebec during a snow storm, where you can literally get pow runs down the street, there will never be too much snow for your purposes. Run ins and landing will need extra snow dumped on them but it’s always surprising how many shovel-full’s of snow you end up carting about. Much better to heap it up into the afore- mentioned bins or even on to the roof of a car to move it and dump it all in one big go. This way you can have one person moving snow whilst another shapes, speeding up your build.
This next bit might just go against everything that Whitelines stands for, but when it comes to shaping lips, powder sucks. Sorry, but it’s true. The fluffy stuff tends to vanish away rather than heaping up helpfully, plus it’ll never freeze solid. Its way better to use wetter, older snow like the stuff snow ploughs push into handy piles by the side of the road; it shovels better, compacts well and your freeze time will be minimal. Don’t say we’re not helpful.