Ah, but for skiers, this is heaven on a stick. This year's ski season has been disappointing. Essentially no skiing before Christmas, and alternating periods of rain and wet snow... or nothing at all... since. In fact, The Dump started out with some decent snow (which we missed), followed by rain.
[At this point I think I should point out to the non-skiers that read this blog, that when it rains on the snow, it turns that snow into a solid block of ice once the temperature falls below freezing again. The ski areas refer to this ice euphemistically as "base". For skiers? Well, we have to wait for more snow to cover the "base".]
Ah, but look what is coming: This is the forecast from Stevens Pass, our chosen ski area, as of Saturday evening (sorry for the formatting problems - I didn't copy their style sheets)...
... and like that into the foreseeable future, Cliff says. Woo HOOO!
Sadly, we will not be able to take advantage of The Dump while the snow is fresh (more on that later, related to this).