Each year the great folks of Sierra-At-Tahoe invite local businesses to participate in their "Bowling Nite." It is a great time of year and is always a pleasant welcome to the start of the ski season. We are no "Lebowski's" over here, but we do enjoy pizza and bowling as much as the next guy, (not to mention some free spirits too). It is always nice to mingle with all the ski folks from around town and get pumped on what a fantastic season we have ahead of us. I personally went onto Sierra-At-Tahoe ski resort this week and was amazed with the conditions. The morning pretty much consisted of fresh turns from top to bottom for the first hour of the day then followed by fast groomers for the rest, which was just about all you could ask for so early in the season. I look forward to some serious coverage in the Lake Tahoe Basin so we can carve some nice turns down the Grand View lift line and get that out-of-breath feeling that can only come about from aggressive skiing. Until then, my fat powder ski rentals will have to remain in the closet but not for long. So for now, I'm looking forward to crushing the bowling lanes tonite, gorging on pizza, and reminiscing about deep powder lines from years past. Keep thinking snow because it's working!