SPOKANE, Wash-- Despite a dry winter, local ski resorts experienced new snow in January.
Mount Spokane General Manager Brad McQuarrie said the conditions Wednesday were perfect for skiing.
“If you head up the mountains today, it’s almost easy to forget just how unusually dry it’s been in the lower elevations,” he said.
Skiiers and snowboarders said the conditions Wednesday were a perfect combination of soft snow and sunny skies.
“When you’re riding and you want to get those maneuvers dialed in it just gives us a better chance of pulling off the stunts we want to perform,” snowboarder Jordan Garfield said.
Most local ski resorts opened after the snow fell during the weekend.
Mount Spokane had a base of 36 inches Wednesday. There were 21 inches at 49 Degrees North and 47 at Lookout Pass.
With that snowfall, the levels were more than ten percent less than normal for the time of year.