But then, on the last Thursday of the month, a hopeful sign.
It started to snow.
We saw actual real live snowflakes drifting from the sky! My friends and I were so elated, we broke into a happy dance (which I captured on video).
And I tried to get a selfie that included those wonderful white flakes. I think I partially succeeded.
The rest of the day things alternated between furious snow flurries and sunbreaks. Gotta love the bipolar PNW weather!
Although windy and cold, my friends and I braved the top lift to ski it's famed "Outer Limits" trail.
I couldn't resist shooting a video for my loyal blog viewers. Won't you take a trip with me down Outer Limits?
Although the snow continued to fall off and on all day, the accumulation was minimal. Still, it was so wonderful to finally see something besides rain coming out of the sky. It gave my friends and I hope that the ski season wasn't over quite yet.