Category Archives: Skiing

World Water Ski Racing Championship in Tacoma

by AP on March 28, 2017, no comments

On your marks! Get set for something unusual coming to Tacoma July 26, 2017. Have you ever seen water-skiers go over 100mph? I haven’t. It looks kinda like this: This year the World Water Ski Racing Championship will conduct preliminary races in Commencement Bay with the final heats taking place at Seafair in Seattle. In […]

Snow day perfect for urban skiing

by AP on January 18, 2012, one comment

It’s been a few years since we had this much snow on the ground. Had to get the rock skis dusted off and ready for 36th hill. What a joy. There are quite a few people out playing in the snow today. Terry’s Office Tavern was bustling and the turns on the east facing slopes […]

Tacoma Snow of December 2008

by AP on December 27, 2008, 5 comments

Most people are ready for a change in the weather pattern following a solid week of snow here in Tacoma. Nearly a foot of snow has fallen. The extra hassles, the crowds, heck even the dangers presented by the snow have worn down many a northwest driver, commuter and shopper. I spoke with a guy […]

Pray for snow

by AP on November 7, 2007, 8 comments

Pray for snow!!! Calling all skiers and snowboarders of Tacoma; there is a mandatory meeting Thursday November 8th at Harmon Brewery. The annual Tacoma Pray For Snow party is back, and with it come the usual pranks, prizes, super strong beer and overcrowding. I am focused on the prizes – this year the raffle is […]