Spring snow isn’t always welcome news in eastern Idaho, but for skiers and snowboarders this season, it definitely was. We went up to Pebble Creek today to enjoy the final few runs of the season, for real this time.
Pebble Creek planned on closing shop alongside the calendar’s winter season, but Mother Nature had her own ideas.
“This is our bonus day,” said General Manager Mary Reichman, “We were supposed to close last Sunday for the season, but then we had so much snow that absolutely we had to keep going for just one last day.”
It was a perfect day on the slopes, sunshine, powder, and plenty of people to enjoy it with reviews like:
“It’s pretty nice, a lot of powder. Some of the best snow they’ve had all year!”
“Ooh it’s smoking hot and a lot of fun!”
Today was a busy day, but overall the season got off to a slow start. With not a lot of snow on the valley floor, it was easy to assume the hill followed suit, which was not the case. Still, the slow start means a slow summer as well.
“Given the season we’re coming out of the expenditure is going to be minimal. We spent a lot of money on the mountain last year so we’re just going to have a maintenance summer,” added Mary.
Today’s snow was the perfect way to end the season on a high note, and keep local skiers and boarders looking forward to next winter.
“I love how there are so many runs, there’s even a backside you can go on too. And how it’s so close to home,” said one of the skiers who lives in Pocatello.
This was the final day Pebble will be open regardless of how much snow falls in the coming weeks, so the next time they will open their gates will be the Wildflower concert in late June.