Yesterday’s storm was a whopper – mother nature delivered enough snow to get some lifts running. Here’s the skinny on our Western WA resorts- CRYSTAL IS OPEN & STEVENS PASS OPENS AT NOON TODAY!!! Get out and get some early season stoke (remember early season conditions exist so ski/ride with care):
Crystal -Two lifts OPEN today! Mt. Rainier Gondola and Green Valley (GV will run until 2:30pm). Tickets are reduced to $25. Don’t forget in just 2 weeks, Ingrid Backstrom, will be returning to Crystal Mountain as its official “Queen of Stoke” and to coach the mountain’s Freeride Team Progam for 9-17 yr olds. More info on that here. Crystal received 7″ at their base and 12″ at their summit in the last 24hrs bring the summit total snow depth to 24″.
Stevens -20″ of new snow bringing Stevens to a 29″ base. OPENING TODAY from noon-4pm and Sunday from 9am-4pm. Lifts spinning: Hogsback, Daisy and the rope tow! Up to 10 fresh-built terrain park features on Beacon Hill. Tickets just $20 in Guest Relations; PNW Advantage Pass holders can go straight to the lift and will be charged the $20 rate.
Mt. Baker -They report 20″ of new snow in the upper base area, so Heather Meadows is now measuring 26″. The lower base area received about 10-14″. Forecasts are calling for 4-5″ more through Monday. If there’s enough snow, they say there’s “the possibility of opening towards next weekend”.
Summit At Snoqualmie -TNT measured 12″ on the ground at the Summit West’s Pass Life Condos job site. Bryce Phillips of EVO is currently skiing up Summit East/Hyak for 1st turns of the season. Go catch up with him!
White Pass -Estimates receiving 8+” and it’s still snowing. The resort reports that they typically need about 3′ of snow to open.