UPDATED: 12:02 P.M.
The snow is falling in the mountains!
A check of webcams shows fresh snow on the ground at Paradise at Mount Rainier National Park. Crystal Mountain webcams are harder to read, but consider their Facebook post from a short time ago:
“It officially just started DUMPING!!! If this keeps up all day like it’s supposed to, we’ll be in really good shape for opening on Friday.”
Here is a post from White Pass:”Just started snowing and it’s COMING DOWN!!!”
You have to love their enthusiasm.
The folks at Crystal Mountain announced yesterday they plan to open on a limited basis Friday if the storm expected to hit today and Thursday brings the snow that is forecasted. As much as 3-4 feet is expected in the next two days.
White Pass is waiting to see how much snow falls in the next day or so before making a decision to open or not.
We’ll keeping posting updates on our blog as we get them.
Also, here is the link to the story in today’s paper about Crystal opening and the status of the other Cascade ski areas.