It's so much easier to write about ski season and be excited when the snow is falling outside and the weather forecast is calling for 9 inches of accumulation overnight. Many skiers and snowboarders agree that this is the best time of year; spring storms typically roll through on a consistent basis, and there are plenty of late winter and spring events almost every weekend throughout the rest of the season.
Preseason predictions came with a lot of doubt as to whether this season would be like the last — or worse — based on El Niño patterns. Luckily for the Pacific Northwest, the jet stream was in our favor, and we're on target for a better-than-average season. No one likes to be average, but in this neck of the woods, average snowfall translates to an epic ski season in the Northwest.
There are still two months left to enjoy our winter wonderland, and there's no better time than now to take advantage of it all. The last of the major long holiday weekends is upon us, and the mountains have events planned to boost the fun factor. Check out our calendar of events to see what's waiting for you this weekend and through the rest of the season.
With the days getting longer, fuel prices dropping and the U.S. dollar exchanging in Canada at a favorable rate, there's no better time than now to plan an across-the-border adventure. Pick up one of our Ski Maps or check out Snowlander.com for a listing of resorts convenient to the Spokane area.
This issue is always a bittersweet one for me; it feels like the best part of ski season is just beginning, yet this is the season's last issue. Enjoy the rest of your ski season, and keep your eyes out for blog postings throughout the spring.
I look forward to enjoying powder skiing under the sunshine with all of you passionate skiers and snowboarders this spring!
— JEN FORSYTH