The snowplay area at Paradise will open Saturday. How many runs there are for the opening depends on how much snow falls between now and then.
Chuck Young, chief ranger at Mount Rainier National Park, told me this afternoon the area would definitely open this weekend. Road access and openingtime will be dependent on how much snow will need to be plowed on Saturday morning, he reminded visitors.
If enough snow falls – Paradise got about a foot of new snow Tuesday – Young said the park staff will be able to use a snow machine to carve the runs. …