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Waiting Game

Pray for snow — or whatever it takes to get the season started



Rain, rain, go away. Come back in the spring, please. This is the toughest part of the ski season — the waiting (and wading through water) game. There's a direct correlation between a low snow line and a high stoke level. Skiers and boarders are all closely watching weather apps and monitoring the temperature on a regular basis, observing it fluctuate between the rain and snow, all while thinking, "If it was only 10 degrees colder."

Here at Snowlander world headquarters, we're eagerly getting ready for what has become the premier Winter Party in the Inland Northwest, featuring the Snowlander Expo and PowderKeg Brewfest. This year, we've got a lot in store for event-goers, including the return of our popular seminars on varied subjects that will get you ready and keep you going during the upcoming season. We've added live music in the afternoon and evening on Friday and Saturday. And of course, all of your favorite regional resorts will be on hand with information on visiting their mountains, so pick your up passes and spread the stoke on the upcoming season. (Flip over this pullout guide for all the details on Winter Party.)

By the next issue of Snowlander, we'll be skiing. Opening Days will have come and gone, and hopefully, we'll be enjoying some of those epic December days that we've grown so used to in our region.

Do your snow dance, burn old skis, pray for snow... and we'll see you for first chair on Opening Day.


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