Downed trees on state Route 410 turned Crystal Mountain into a private ski area for about 200 people on Thursday. As an added bonus, they’ll have first crack at first tracks today because they likely spent the night, said ski area spokeswoman Justus Hyatt.
Hyatt said she was only aware of guests who stayed at the hotel or nearby cabins who were at the mountain. Hyatt worked from her Seattle home Thursday because she couldn’t get into work. A road closure warning was posted on the website at about 7 a.m., she said.
Note: Among the stranded skiers was News Tribune photographer Janet Jensen, who filed the photos in this post.