LATEST NEWS FOR 2014
Updated Monday, 10-06-2014
We will update this page as news comes
in or we have schedule changes to announce during the season.
REGISTRATION 2015 IS NOW OPEN
MIDWEEK, FRIDAY EVENING & SUNDAY PROGRAMS
ARE STILL AVAILABLE
All the summer wildflowers, even the late
summer wildflowers, have folded their summer tents and have faded from
view and the fall colors are beginning to show along the tree lines and all
over the slopes. The freezing level is coming down and Fall is here!
It is getting pretty chilly at night. We had a very busy summer
weather wise, with some real thunder and lightning and hail encounters
worthy of Colorado and the South West. Not the usual fare for our
Snoqualmie Pass summers. I'm very glad the electric storms have
Registration for 2015 is
going strong after a very successful summertime registration. The news is that Saturday
classes are already totally full and have been for over a month. The
classes for 3 year olds filled up during the summer. It was an amazing
registration! If you intend to join us in 2015, we recommend you get registered as
soon as you can. Just go to
"Registration 2015" on the main menu. The snowboard classes
are NOT full yet and for skiers we have Midweek lessons, Friday nights and
We have been going back over all the notes
from the 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 last year,
along with 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 - closer to Hyak.
Progress has been steady all summer and the sounds of trail clearing have
echoed down the slopes all during August and early September.
The really exciting news, especially to
skiers who are old timers, is that the Area has removed the 1/2 Pipe on what
we used to call Bonanza and it looks like we might get back one of the best
runs at Central! One can hope and dream...
The bushwhacking machine has evidently
finished up over at West and has arrived at Central to cut down the bushes
that grew so enthusiastically this summer. We are hoping to see them
over at our end of the Area soon.
The not so exciting news is: The Area
was planning on putting lighting on Silver Fir this summer - 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.
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO PUT YOUR NAME ON
YOUR FAMILY'S SKIS AND OTHER GEAR LAST YEAR!
THANKS IN ADVANCE TO THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE GOING TO REMEMBER TO DO THAT
WONDERFUL THING THIS YEAR!! It makes a real difference for both you
and for those of us who must try to reconnect the owners of forgotten belongings after you
all go home at the end of the day. Absolutely everything needs a name on it!
Including your children - so names on helmets is a really good idea.
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
Every year we look for more SKI instructors!
People who love children and skiing. Each year we loose some
instructors to the "rest" of their lives - they go off to University, get
married, get new and wonderful jobs in other parts of the country and we must
find replacements for them. In recent years, more and more of our
instructors have come from the Parent Group. Powderpig parents make
wonderful instructors! We offer training and a substantial
discount on your child's tuition if you join us on the staff. For more
information about teaching with us, please contact us at
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!)
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
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
SECURITY ALERT: Never, ever leave
anything in your vehicle that you don't want stolen. ESPECIALLY DURING
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.
SUMMER - HAPPY SPRING - HAPPY SUMMERTIME - HAPPY SPRING - HAPPY SUMMER -