In my own case, it was the annual "Spring Break" ritual in which I'm obliged to find lost items after one of my children decides to have a "yard sale." In this case, it was at our longtime home ski area of Stevens Pass, somewhere between the major metropoli of Skykomish and Yodelin, Washington.
As you will note, snow cover was reasonable for mid March.
On the other hand, in the afternoon, after we managed to ski pretty much all over both mountains, it started to rain. Skiing and rain really DO NOT mix, so we went to the lodge. I'll ski on ice, I'll ski in blizzards, I'll ski in slush, but rain is about where I draw the line.
At Least You Don't Get Soaked in the Lodge
Eventually, we concluded that it wasn't going to stop before closing time, so we went home...
Wetter Than the Picture. Spring in the Pacific NW