OKANOGAN – The Loup Loup Ski Bowl west of town sports a three- to four-foot base, which was groomed each day last weekend, hill General Manager Sandy Liman said.
“Sunshine and moderate temperatures continue,” Liman said. “It’s just an incredible month of skiing.”
Temperatures, which had been in the mid-teens and highs in the mid-20s increased to high teens and low-30s by Wednesday.
Grooming was repeated Saturday and Sunday on Ridge, Race Face, Terminator, Park, Double Z, Hughs and Loup runs, Liman said.
“All lower mountain trails have also been groomed,” he said. “The tubing hill and cross country trails all are in top shape as well. Snow conditions are as good as it gets right now at the Loup.”
Those at the hill included a group of 150 children on Saturday taking advantage of the tube hill and seniors, dubbed the Over The Hill Gang because they were age 55-plus, carved up the mountain on Wednesday.
“January is headed out like a lamb here at the Loup with mild temperatures, sunshine and a few clouds possible,” Liman said on Wednesday.
Upcoming events include the annual Wolfe Chase Race from Feb. 9-10, which includes top Northwest skiers, a spaghetti dinner on Saturday and a barbecue on Sunday.
There are a slope-side boarder event March 2 and snowboarding giant slalom races March 9-10.
Lifts are open from 9 a.m. to the last chair at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and holidays.