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
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
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
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
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 -