Does the appearance of sun dogs shimmering in the skies over the Sawtooth Valley this week signal the approach of the fifth spiritual age of mankind, the time of the white buffalo? Join us to celebrate the harmony of living on earth in peace and love at the 16th annual Sawtooth Ski this weekend. We will come together to shatter the illusion that we are separate from nature and to respect and help preserve the sacred space through which we ski. It will also be a heck of a good time. Saturday starts with a fun day at the Park Creek ski area with chili and a poker ski run. Saturday night at the community building in Stanley will feature the ever popular silent auction and Chef Pink’s fabulous molé chicken dinner. And finally, the festival wraps up on Sunday at the Alturas Lake soup kitchen. After a considerable amount of new snow fell in the Monday storm, ski trails to the east of Alturas Lake Creek were all double rolled that afternoon.. More grooming either Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday expected there. At Park Creek, all trails were rolled on Monday with some classic and ginzu skate lanes on the front side… more grooming there planned for Tuesday.