La Nina must have slept in because she's late to the party. Skiing in the PNW has been better than many areas around the country but still unseasonable dry, especially give the early predictions. It looks like we may finally be on track to kick winter into gear and pow hounds everywhere are waxing up and getting ready. Mission Ridge has been a lot of fun lately as more of the mountain has finally opened up; Windy ridge, Microwave and Bowl 4 have been tasty. But some of the best elements of Mission are the lack of crowds and amazing views.