LATEST NEWS FOR 2014
Updated Wednesday, 3-19-2014
We will update this page as news comes
in or we have schedule changes to announce during the season.
THIS WILL BE THE LAST WEEKEND OF LESSONS FOR 2014!
REMEMBER YOUR SEASON PASSES!
Winter weather has returned with enthusiastic
snowfall for the last day of
winter and the first day of spring this year! Then, the weather will
turn spring like for our last weekend of lessons! So at this time, all
programs are GO for this last week of lessons! For those of you who
are wondering, this includes the day of lessons we tacked on to the end of
the season when we had to cancel the first week of lessons this year.
The happy spring news from the mountain is that the spring birds are
returning for the summer and early mornings are serenaded by bird song from the
forest below us, every morning, except this morning. When it is snowing
like it was this morning, the birds stay in bed, all safe
and sound from all the snowflakes coming down.
Registration for 2015 will open again in
mid-April. For those of you who have a specific day you prefer or
need, it is essential to register in the beginning of the registration
period. In a continued effort to keep class sizes down, we will no
longer make exceptions for even old friends of Powderpigs to squeeze
their children into the program when they have forgotten to register in time
to find space a class. Early registration is also very important for
families who have younger children they would like to enroll, as these
classes are the ones that fill up first. The information for next year
will be posted in the early part of April.
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO PUT YOUR CHILD’S NAME ON
THEIR SKIS. The reported ski mysteries
have all been solved! The skis that were left on the mountain last
weekend were claimed by their owners and this week the happy news is that
there were no little skis left on the mountain. Only one pair of adult
skis were left though and they are here at Command Central just waiting for
their owner to come find them. These skis were left right out in front
of the Pigpen. The good news is the
skis are safe and sound at command central just waiting to be claimed.
No name on the skis - again!
ACROSS THE BOARD, PUT YOUR NAME
ON ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING YOU BRING TO THE MOUNTAIN OR IT MAY END UP AT
SOMEONE ELSE’S HOUSE or even down at Good Will. Even at this late
stage of the ski school season names on belongings can very helpful.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO LET US KNOW IF YOUR POWDERPIG IS
GOING TO BE ABSENT. Even on this very
last weekend of lessons this is very important information for he to have.
It helps us get the classes out on time and makes the makeup program possible.
Remember this is the last weekend and all makeups are completed for the season.
When we have more snow in the forecast for
the weekend: it is very important to remember that when it is snowing,
snow stacks up on the roofs and they slide
regularly/ Which brings me to an important reminder: when the snow
collects on the roof and finally reaches the "release point" it comes
down with avalanche density & often a great big bang! (not light a
fluffy as one would wish) This could
seriously injure someone underneath. No one enjoys getting clobbered
on the back of the head and neck by a couple of pounds of snow, let alone
many hundreds of pounds of consolidated snow! It is for this reason we
banners to warn people of the risk. Please help your children
understand the roof line danger rules! Look up when you get here to
see if the roof is loaded (usually when it has been snowing, but sometimes
the roofs "save up" and build snow on them - very picturesque, but
downright dangerous!) and look up to check exactly where the roof fall-lines are so you can help
your kids to stay our from under them.
PLEASE DO NOT PUT YOUR SLEDS, BOARDS AND SKIS ACROSS
OR ON THE OTHER
SIDE OF THE CAUTION/DANGER TAPES OUT IN FRONT OF THE PIGPEN and never, ever on top of those
tapes! Do NOT lean sleds or anything else on the
Please keep your children on the safe side of these warning lines. It
is really up to all us big guys to teach our little guys to respect those
boundaries - it may save your child's life later on, if you support them in
this while they are little. Serious injuries have occurred & lives
have been lost because of ignored boundary banners/tapes. I have
far too many stories from my last 50 years on this Pass to ignore or just
blow off these concerns. Thank you all for your help with keeping
ALL our children safe!
When you email us about your child,
(absences, makeups, concerns, classes etc.) please be
sure to give us your child's full name, FIRST AND LAST! Because
so many of our kids do not share a last name with the parent who is
emailing us, this has become a real issue. Thanks in advance for your
help with this.
Please put the subject of your message in the
"subject line" . i.e. "Absence", "class change
"Make up" etc. Thanks to all of
you who already do these things!!
LOST AND FOUND NEWS!
Only one pair of adulate skis left out in
front of the Pigpen this weekend. If you are missing your skis - come
find Nancy at Command Central.
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, we
discovered we are in particular need of more long johns. 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 AT THIS TIME
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.
YOUR SEASON PASSES!!! REMEMBER YOUR SEASON PASSES~~~REMEMBER YOUR