The watershed that serves Lake Coeur d' Alene and the Spokane River is sitting at 79-percent of what's considered normal, it's lowest level in three years.
You might be able to blame the lack of snow on the jet stream but Mark Beattie, a manager at Mountain Gear, is ready to dive on his ski pole and take full responsibility.
"The theory is proven. I bought a pair of big fat skis and the day that I got them was the last day we had a good snowfall," he explained.
Our snow season started out strong enough with some ski resorts opening in time for Thanksgiving but around New Years the really storms started missing our mountains.
vo "Overall, we've noticed a significant lack of motivation for people to go skiing because there hasn't been new, soft snow," Beattie said.
Resorts and ski shops aren't the only outfits missing the fresh power. Avista would like to see a little more snow on the mountain tops as well.