As many will recall, the “winter” of 2015 weather-wise was a huge disappointment. A year ago we were struggling to deliver as many of our seven weeks series of lessons as we could. Lack of snow delayed our operations by weeks in 2015. First, we moved our Nordic operations to Stevens Pass. Then as the season continued we tried our best to deliver lessons at Snoqualmie Pass – but eventually had to shut down early our operations there. Thanks to tremendous teamwork we were largely able to move almost all of our on-snow operations to Stevens Pass last year.

This year? Whew! We have been on-schedule essentially throughout the winter of 2016. We are so grateful for a plentiful snow winter season!

This whole winter we’ve had a ton of activities happening – and almost all of them on schedule and at the locations we first planned for them to occur – how amazing is that (smile)?

What’s also amazing are the continuing powerful outcomes that result from individuals with disabilities being active in our various programs including: nine different multi-week adaptive lessons at both The Summit at Snoqualmie and Stevens Pass; Custom Events where we collaborate with other organizations to deliver recreation for their clientele; and numerous off-snow programs for wounded warriors and others with disabilities.

We’re pleased that overall we’ve had powerful outcomes occur all season long in the lives of individuals with disabilities enrolled in our programs.

It’s been an amazing year so far — and I know that I speak for many when I say how thankful we all are for this true winter season of 2016!