It doesn’t snow at sea level in the Pacific Northwest every year, so when storms blanketed Bellingham for days at a time last winter, skiers and snowboarders took advantage.
For some that meant getting in a couple turns on a thin layer of packed snow on a residential street, edges sparking against asphalt. Others took to rails, built jumps, and got chased out by security guards. When will it happen again? Maybe this year; maybe not for another decade.