Wondering where to ski this weekend (2/28/2015 – 3/1/2015), close to home (as a fair amount of our friends are on the road searching/chasing snow)? Based on feedback from others about each gem within our Cascade Crown of ski resorts (that are open!?!), I’d pack the rig and crew up and roll to White Pass Ski Area, where Adam Roberts reported the skiing to be better than Mt. Baker right now (thank goodness for the Couloir Express chair). So a combo of carving on the sweet groomers, and a little lift served ski touring mixed in with the Winter Carnival events, should make for an excellent weekend!
Below are a couple of videos, I just checked out on youtube, of their fireworks display, and WOW what a show!!! White Pass Ski Area sure LOVES there peps! The first one is from last year (think his cam died before grand finale) and a good cell phone vid from 2013, showing they take this seriously every YEAR, can’t wait!
Here’s the lowdown from the White Pass Ski Area website:
Event overview & schedule: This family oriented event features our snow castle (located at the High Camp this year), live music, FIREWORKS, Kids’ Carnival, and snow sports competitions and poker run for kids and adults! See the complete schedule below.
Snowboarders of the 80’s Unite! In conjunction with the annual White Pass Winter Carnival, we are celebrating the 29th season of mainstream snowboarding on the mountain. White Pass Ski Area is encouraging any rider from the 80’s, family members of a rider from the 80’s, or any rider that should have been riding in the 80’s to shut off the VCR, put away the Atari, and wax the board. Let’s meet in the base lodge at 10am to put some old names with some old faces, share some laughs, and plan at least two runs together before we resort to Advil, Ben Gay, and refueling.
Winter Carnival Ski 4 Kids Event: This 2-day kids’ ski / snowboard event is a fund-raiser. Saturday, participants will train in gates and on Sunday they will have the opportunity to take on the race course. Kids must be chairlift riders to participate. Appropriate for ages 5 – 12. For more information see below or email: firstname.lastname@example.org $135
One more thing I wanted to add for the out of town skiers. I had heard the the White Pass Village Inn still has rooms available (which is just as unusual as this Winter)… BTW, they have fresh snow!