Well, I just went through my second weekend of giving instructor clinics without hardly any snow. Our entire group on newer instructors should be applauded for trudging up and down a small hill to practice our exercises and manuevers. They did a great job!
Interestingly enough, the hiking up and down the hill was much harder on my ACL-repaired knee than skiing was 2 weeks ago on the groomed slopes at Whistler. I ended up pretty sore!
It seems as if most ski areas around the country don't have much snow. Let's all do a snow dance!