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Monday, September 2, 2013

IFSA Posts Event Schedule

The International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association proudly announces the 2014 Junior Big Mountain Freeskiing event dates. The 2013 IFSA NA Junior Series wrapped up with a total of 31 independently run events culminating with the first ever Junior NorAm Championship.
Almost all of last year’s events will be returning to this year’s line-up and there will be a few new events to bring the 2014 series to a total of 38 national, regional and championship events. The schedule is preliminary as IFSA is fine tuning inspection dates and a few events are yet to be finalized.  Please keep an eye on www.freeskiers.org or the IFSA Facebook page for the final schedule.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Looking Ahead, Looking Behind

Many view the Labor Day weekend as the end of summer.  And, while the sun is out and temps are warm, it's hard to think of snow.  Yet, the signs are here.  Labor Day kicks off ski and snowboard sales.  The mailman delivers the first issues of your winter sport magazines.  Snow-sport movie trailers start landing in your email.

As we look ahead to the upcoming season, I'll take a moment to look back on the past season at Stevens Pass and share a few stats:
  • Total Snowfall: 541"
  • Highest Wind: 80mph, April 10th
  • Lowest Temperature: 8 degrees, January 13th
  • Highest Temperature: 56 degrees, April 2nd
  • December 8th: 39" new snow in 12 hours, 48" in 24 hours
    Snow totals by Month:
  • November: 56"
  • December: 207"
  • January: 77"
  • February: 82"
  • March: 75"
  • April:  44”
Happy riding!