Living in the Pacific Northwest, we can be at several snow resorts in under an hour. We also know that it means we sometimes get snow in the city too. When it snows in the city, I stay home if I can.
If you’re planning a day of winter fun at one of our snow parks, there are some things to consider:
Googles: It’s not just about protecting your eyes from the sun, it’s protecting them for debris that might get tossed up in your face. Sometimes it’s more than snow.
Helmet: Most places around here want you to wear a helmet. Last thing you want to do when you take a tumble is get a concussion.
30 SPF or higher sunscreen: wear it even on cloudy days, as clouds don’t block all UV radiation. Sunburn is no joke my friend.
Make sure you’ve got extra socks, and maybe some layer options. Some days you’ll want your shell, other days you’ll just ride in a sweater. Throw in some dry clothes for when you’re done on the slopes for the day.
Do me a favor. Double check your bag for your boots. A few years back my husband got all the way to the mountain on a bluebird day, and had left his boots at home. Sure, he could rent them, but come on, we all know boots need to fit just right and rentals don’t always do it.
Check the forecast.
SnowCast app for iOS.You can see how many inches of snow will fall in your location now, later in the day or over the next 48 hours. Which means not only is it perfect for checking the weather at Steven’s Pass or Mt. Baker, but when the winter storms start to roll in, you can find out if you should leave work early to get home safely, or even if there might be a snow day. SnowCast uses NOAA winter weather warnings and advisories and a fast-loading, accurate radar.
The SnowCast app:
#MySnowCast shows the total snowfall expected over the next 48 hours for your exact location, with predicted accumulation for each 6-hour window. Whether you want to use the SnowCast app for fun or safety, it’s a must have if you live in area that gets snow. Download the app today.
Will the SnowCast app be helpful where you live?