I just returned from three weeks of sun, sand, and water, and am now itching to make some turns in the backcountry. I was thrilled a couple of weeks ago when my brother relayed that we were getting hammered with snow back home, but then my hopes were dashed when I was told that it warmed to 40 and was raining. My yard this morning looks more like mid-April than early January. So, what's the story? Did any area in Southcentral escape the recent meltdown? Is there decent snow above a certain elevation in Turnagain, Hatcher Pass, or up by Gunsight? My skis are looking lonely and forlorn.