This past Friday was the warmest ski day we've had yet. Driving over, the weather was kinda weird. It was bright and sunny when we left home, but densely foggy as we drove over the Pass, and then bright and clear again when we reached Kellogg. The mountain scenery was particularly spectacular as we rode up the gondola. When we finally reached the snow level, the snow appeared to be twinkling in the sunshine!
We've been wondering if the snow is going to hold for the rest of the classes (3 more weeks) with the unusually warm weather we've been having. With the clear skies it was easier to see how much of the mountains are not snow-covered this year. We left the mountain about 3:00pm and it was 50 degrees when we got back to the car at the base of the gondola!
We aren't all that far from Vancouver. I asked Lyle if they were having problems with snow for the Olympics. (I'm a very casual glance-at-the-TV-in-passing Olympics viewer. Not following them very closely at all.) He said he had heard they trucked in snow for one event, but that the ski events were a good bit further north in the mountains. So it's probably colder there.