LATEST NEWS FOR 2014

Updated  Saturday, 6-02-2014

 We will update this page as news comes in or we have schedule changes to announce during the season.

 

REGISTRATION 2015 IS NOW OPEN

 

 Spring has finally arrived and the snow is melted except for a very small patch up by the trees on Pig Chair and lots up on the top at Alpental.  The wildflowers are blooming and the blueberry bushes are too!  The summer birds are serenading us constantly and summer is on its way. 

 

Registration for  2015 is now going strong after a very successful Early Bird Registration, which came to a close this last Saturday at midnight.  The news is that Saturdays are already over 1/2 full and Sundays are not far behind, so if you are interested in either of those two days, we recommend you get registered as soon as you can.  Just go to "Registration 2015" on the main menu.

 

We have been going back over all the notes from this 2014 season in preparation for shaping classes and programs and making changes in the instructor training program.  Thanks to all of you who so generously gave us your feedback about the program and your experiences  and your child's needs.  This will be of great help as we work on shaping next year's classes and Powderpig experience. 

 

NEWS FROM THE MOUNTAIN:

This year, the Summit at Snoqualmie is putting a new chair lift in between Central and Hyak.  They were planning on putting lighting on Silver Fir - thus opening up night skiing even further.  this has been postponed because of difficulties with the permitting process.  Evidently the Forest Service found some problems with the permitting and we may have to wait until next summer for this exciting development to happen.

 

Lost and Found mystery!  Who reported the missing prescription goggles????  I can't locate the email from that person, although I have gone through the last 2 months of email messages line, by line several times since we found the goggles (we think!). 

Sometime in the last month, a Powderpig mom sent me a message about her child's red goggles which were prescription goggles which had inadvertently been left on the mountain.  At that time, I could not find them, no matter how hard I looked or how often!  However, last week they were discovered, hanging in a soft goggle bag from one of the bamboo poles out in front of the Little Pigpen - happily swinging in the breeze.  Although they were described as red, I think these are the goggles: I have never seen such beautifully clear lenses on a pair of goggles.

 

Unfortunately there is NO name on the goggles nor on the bag.  If there had been a name on either goggles or bag, their owner would have had their goggles in hand by now.  However, we struggle on with the mystery!  So, if these are your child's missing goggles, please email Nancy and let her know.  We will do our best to get them off the mountain and down to you as soon as we discover whose they are.

 

 

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO PUT YOUR CHILD’S NAME ON THEIR KID'S SKIS AND OTHER GEAR.   

 

 

DONATIONS OF OUTGROWN SKI CLOTHES STILL NEEDED!   If you discover you have outgrown  long johns, ski socks, mittens,  t-necks, fleeces, sweaters, bib warm ups etc.  and are willing to donate them to the Powderpig "Oooops!  I forgot my parka, or got my self wet" collection - for those kids who find themselves in need of a change during lessons - we always appreciate those donations!! After week 4 of lessons this year, we discovered we are in particular need of more long johns and kids ski socks.   Thanks, in advance for anything you can share.  These items can save a good skiing/snowboarding day for a Powderpig!  And big thanks to you who have already shared important clothing items.  They have already saved the day for some kids this year.   

 

USEFUL WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITION NUMBERS AND WEB SITES:

 

Besides our <powderpigs.com> website, there are a few more very useful numbers and websites to have.

 * The I-90 Traveler with its current conditions and forecasts graphically displayed along with the web cam  

    Pictures right on one page!  (this is my favorite source of information about the roads and weather!)

    <http://i90.atmos.washington.edu/roadview/i90/>

  * The weather  and road conditions as it is understood by the Summit at Snoqualmie (this has become an

increasingly valuable resource & is my next favorite source of information!)

   <http://www.summit-at-snoqualmie.com/winter/conditions.asp>

     * DOT ROAD CONDITIONS:# 511 – especially useful on your way up for late breaking news about what is going on

                                       I-90 (an excellent source of information, but just without the pictures  :0 )

 
 

 

 

SECURITY ALERT:  Never, ever leave anything in your vehicle that you don't want stolen. ESPECIALLY DURING LESSONS!  This is especially true of money and credit cards (no matter how stealth you are in hiding them in your vehicle, you may might not know you have been ripped off until your cc is maxed out and you didn't do it),  as well as computers, and other attractive electronics, Skis & Snowboards and other gear.  Don't take a chance!  These guys are real pros and they are organized. 

 

 HAPPY SUMMER - HAPPY SPRING - HAPPY SUMMERTIME - HAPPY SPRING - HAPPY SUMMER - HAPPY SPRING!