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Category: Pictures of the Week


PIC OF THE WEEK: Pillowy Pow

Just saw that Crystal has 20 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours. I highly recommend hitting the slopes today. I skied at White Pass yesterday as part of the Hope on the Slopes fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and the snow was ridiculous.

Here’s a shot of a buddy of mine in waste deep powder:

The line of the day came from dad after a friend of ours, Connor, after he woke up Sunday morning and couldn’t find his skis and polls. Connor, a Puyallup junior high

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Pic of the week: On top of Mount Cypress

I got some guff from readers last fall when I picked Cypress Mountain as having the best views of any ski area in the Northwest. I skied at Cypress recently while covering the Freestyle World Cup. I took these photos from the top of the hill. I rest my case.


Pics of the Week: Ski season opens at Carson Elementary

School might be canceled in the Puyallup School District but plenty of kids are heading to school anyway – Carson Elementary on South Hill to be specific.


Because the back side of the staff parking lot offers a sweet sledding hill with a nice safe runoff into an open field. About 150 people were on the hill this afternoon, but the action has been going on there since the snow started falling earlier this week.

Here are some pictures from last night and this afternoon:

Shannon Hammel of

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PICS OF THE WEEK: When will ski season start?

Not any time soon if resort webcams are any indication.

Here’s a look at our local ski areas this morning. There’s no snow in the forecast this week.






Mt. Baker and Mission Ridge have some snow (It’s mostly man made at Mission) but neither resort has announced an

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Pic of the week: Visitor center demolition update

Crews are now using hydraulic jaws mounted on an excavator to chew away at the old visitor center at Mount Rainier National Park.

Eric Walkinshaw/Mount Rainier National Park

Cews continue to tear down the old visitor center at Paradise at Mount Rainier National Park. The demolition is expected to be completed by late next week.

Work with the 4,500-pound wrecking ball was finished on Friday. Eric Walkinshaw, project manager for the park, said the contractor was able to collapse the top of the building.

Now they are using the jaws

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Pic of the week: JVC demolition

Here is this week’s photo. I took this as the wrecking ball took bites out of the roof of the old Jackson Visitor Center. I thought I would share it with readers since the Nisqually Road is still closed.

Jeffrey P. Mayor/The News Tribune

Concrete, metal and other debris flies as a 4,500-pound wrecking ball crashes through the roof of the old Jackson visitor center at Paradise at Mount Rainier National Park.

It was amazing to watch the crane operators aim the wrecking ball, which weighs 4,500 pounds, to hit exactly

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