While Alpine ski resorts continue to open (White Pass opens Friday), they aren’t the only places benefiting from this week’s snow storms.
MTTA trails circa 2001.
The Mount Tahoma Trail Association in Ashford now has enough snow to make cross-country skiing possible, Bob Myrick of the MTTA said via e-mail. Often times the trails are not skiable until the last week of December or even early January.
He said there was enough snow Dec. 13 to ski from the Road 45 Gate in Ashford to the Copper Creek Hut.
Reader “RickB” has pointed out that the Mount Tahoma Trails Association has updated its website with information about the Snow Bowl Hut fire. Included is information on how you can help the association recover.
Volunteers who maintained a popular hut for cross country skiers south of Ashford say they are baffled over what caused a fire that destroyed the structure sometime in the last month.
"We are fairly certain that there was no human cause to the fire because it is so extremely inaccessible," said Judy Scavine, a board member of the Mount Tahoma Trails Association. Members of the volunteer organization maintain 50 miles of trails and four huts in the area.