Every day it looms: The snow is melting. Even though it's been one of the best ski seasons since I can remember, and I got in a personal record number of days, the season is (traditionally) almost over. I have an Alpine Meadows pass, but know a few friends who are Kirkwood devotees. And now, we can compromise — but only if the backside is open. Kirkwood has a flighting deal where you can ride the mountain for a day, for free, using any other Lake Tahoe season pass. Kirkwood got over 700 inches this season, and, um, it's flurrying right now, go!