Once the snow flies, we're off and skiing. Ski outings are generally ad hoc, arranged a few days in advance based on trail reports. We traveled to West Yellowstone for the ski festival just prior to Thanksgiving for a few years but were disappointed with the unpredictabile snow cover. Many of us compete in the major citizen races such as the Birkie, Korte and Mora. While we post ski gatherings on our calendar, we rely upon email for such communications.
Following the Birkie, there is more interest in enjoying warm conditions with good snow (usually).