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Tag: Crystal Mountain Resort

April
13th

Crystal Mountain’s 10th Mountain Division tribute

I spent Friday at Crystal Mountain for Ski Heritage Week where  the ski resort, Rangers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and others were on hand to pay tribute to the 10th Mountain Division. Even some family members of the World War II veterans were on hand.

My coverage of the event appears in Saturday’s News Tribune and Olympian, but until then here are some highlights:

LYNN PHILLIPS, DAUGHTER OF 10th MOUNTAIN DIVISION VETERAN, AND SONJA STINGL, WIFE OF VETERAN, SING A DIVISION SONG FROM WORLD WAR II.

 

 

LYRICS FROM TWO 10TH

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Feb.
23rd

More snow falls in the Cascades; boon to ski areas

Heavy snowfall continues to blanket the Cascades.

Paradise received more than 17 inches of snow in the last 24 hours, bringing the total on the ground up to 164 inches. Back on Feb. 13, the total was just 124 inches. The current snow depth is 106 percent of normal.

There was no word this morning on the opening of the road from Longmire to Paradise.

The Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center is forecasting considerable avalanche danger above 5,000 feet and moderate danger below that. The danger level will slowly decrease tonight.

Crystal Mountain Resort reported this morning that it received

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Feb.
17th

Snow in mountain recreation forecast for Presidents Day weekend

Just in time for the holiday weekend, a storm front is rolling in with some fresh snow.

A winter weather advisory in effect at Mount Rainier from 4 p.m. today through 10 p.m. Saturday.

A front will bring increasing rain and snow to the park this afternoon and tonight, said the National Weather Service forecast. Significant snowfall will continue Saturday as an upper level trough moves into the region.

The snow level will fall to 2,000 feet through the Monday holiday, about the elevation of the Nisqually entrance to the park.

The forecast calls for 7-10 inches of new snow

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