If February snow storms bring March run-off and flooding…

March 9, 2014

Then April better make up for it. And according to the Farmer’s Almanac, it will. I’m definitely looking forward to warm sunny days. Spring is on its way. I took Juneau for a run yesterday and she was getting pretty warm by the time we got home. I think she’s one of the few who’s sad to see the snow melt.

Hard to believe another ski season has come and is now waving goodbye in slow motion from the back of its parent’s station wagon… wait I think that was a scene from My Dog Skip or something.

Any-who, I’m embarrassed to say I only made it up to the hill once this year. It was my first time to Schweitzer since middle school or high school and it was much cooler than I remember. But so expensive – but so worth it. It’s quite the conundrum.

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Gotta love the bunny hill :)

A few weeks back we went up for their Winter Carnival with some friends. We stayed in Sandpoint at the Edgewater Resort with Clarissa and Eric, and then met up with the rest of the gang the next day for some fun on the slopes. As it turns out (despite its expensive normal day passes) Schweitzer has some great Sunday deals for beginners such as myself. ┬áTurns out they have what’s call “Sunday Solution” where you can ski the beginners chair for free all day if you get your ticket online. They have some other great rates too, but that particular rate (or non-rate) is such a great deal! I’ve been trying to master the art of carving since I started snowboarding back in high school. Turns out all I needed was a day by myself on the bunny hill to boost my confidence. Success!

Clarissa and Eric had a successful weekend as well. Eric hadn’t been up skiing in about 15 years and this was Clarissa’s first time ever. They took a lesson and overall had a good experience. Eric was up and going again in no time and Clarissa said she’s excited to take a few more lessons.

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It was a cloudy and windy day, but even that couldn’t ruin the view.

Kyle, Hilary, Mike, Megan, and Dylan (plus a few others) all headed up to the larger runs and said they were able to find some pretty good snow. I wish we had gone a day or two later though because Schweitzer got hit with almost a foot the days after we left. Dang.

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Cheers!

All the mountains are starting to advertise their spring rates and passes for 2015. I might be done for the year but I know a lot of people like the wet springtime snow. I think I still fall too much and would end up soaking wet. But if that’s your thing, now’s the time to start hunting for the best deals.

Hope you all are enjoying the weekend! It’s been a lazy one for us and I couldn’t be happier about that.

Happy Sunday Funday!
Andy

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