Pebble Creek
Snow-off-the-meadow Contest

Winning date: MAY 5. Winning guess by
LISA KENDALL & MICHAEL HOKE
To see the current status, rollover graph to the left

  • A little background: Bulah Walls (1906-1997) owned the Summit Guest Ranch on Pebble Creek from 1936 until 1980. She said that the snow went off the meadow "about May tenth" each year. That is a rather subjective assessment. So, in order to give it a more objective basis, we checked the average amount of snow on May 10 at the Snotel weather station on Rock Creek; it's about 5 inches of "snow water equivalent." So the game is to guess when the SWE first falls below five inches.



  • 2019 RESULTS (winning date was May 5)
  • Joan Betz - May 1
  • Ray Hedenberg - May 3 (4:47pm)
  • Michael Hoke, Lisa Kendall - May 4
  • Erin Nordlof, Eric Malmborg, Michael Rapp - May 8
  • Emmy Betz - May 9
  • Bill Betz, Jennifer Betz - May 10
  • Scott Simcox, John Eisemann - May 11
  • Penny & Ray Petereit - May 12
  • Linda Hedenberg - May 14
  • Jay Browne - May 15
  • Meredith Lord - May 16
  • Polly Drew, Lee Johnson - May 17
  • Mattias Nordlof, Sam Kirk - May 18
  • Doug Spainhower - May 20
  • Maria Eisemann - May 28
  • Bob Wyler - June 1
    2018 RESULTS (winning date was April 25)
  • Ray Hedenberg - March 28
  • Meredith & Peter Lord - March 30
  • Michael Hoke, Terese Swartz - April 1
  • Emmy Betz - April 2
  • Bill Betz - April 3
  • Jennifer Betz - April 5
  • Lisa Kendall - April 8
  • Sam Kirk, Mike Beach - April 10
  • Jay Browne - April 11
  • Doug Spainhower - April 12
  • Lee Johnson - April 13
  • Joan Betz - April 15
  • Bill Porter - April 17
  • Mattias Nordlof - April 20
  • John Eisemann - April 21
  • Maria Eisemann, Erin Nordloff - April 25
    2017 RESULTS (winning date was April 18)
  • Marshall McKinney - April 12
  • Doug Spainhower - April 15
  • Lee Johnson - April 17
  • Eric Malmborg - April 18
  • Adam Poe - April 19
  • Bill Betz - April 20
  • Jay Browne - April 21
  • Emmy Betz - April 22
  • John Eisemann - April 23
  • Joan Betz - April 24
  • Scott Simcox - April 25
  • Erin Nordlof - April 26 (late entry)
  • Diane Simcox - May 1
  • Debbie Liptzin - May 6
  • Maria Eisemann - May 9
  • Harlee Sorkin - May 10
    2016 RESULTS: The winning date was May 5 (noon); the winners were Sam Kirk & Bill Betz (tie)
    Meredith Lord - April 1
    Peter Lord - April 5
    Lee Johnson - April 7
    Joan Betz - April 8
    Linda Hedenberg - April 10
    Emmy Betz - April 14
    Lindsay Lord - April 18
    Deb Liptzin - April 20
    Jen Betz - April 22
    Marshall McKinney - April 25
    Lisa Kendall - April 27
    Jay Browne - April 28
    Erin Nordloff - May 1
    Doug Spainhower - May 2
    Bill Betz - May 3
    ACTUAL DATE - May 5, noon
    Sam Kirk - May 7

    2015 RESULTS: The winning date was April 11; Jay Browne was the winner.
    B Betz 4/5
    B Rapp 4/6
    M Rapp 4/9
    J Browne 4/10
    ACTUAL DATE 4/11

    J Betz 4/13
    L Johnson 4/15
    L Hedenberg 4/17
    M Hoke 4/18
    ME Betz 4/20
    JS Betz 4/22
    S kirk 4/25
    R Hedenberg 5/3