I had planned to get in a few days of skiing during the Christmas break this year but work got in the way. It was a shame because during that time it was an epic powder dump, or so I heard. After the New Year, I managed to steal away one day at Stevens Pass, up with my two boys riding in older son's jeep. The sun was shining as we paused in Skykomish for refreshments. The day remained mostly sunshine but with temperatures never above 20F. Clouds occasionally shrouded the higher reaches creating foggy patches. It was a perfect dad and sons day full of the humor and guffaws that only happen when mom is not around.