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Tag: Mission Ridge

Nov.
19th

Ski Season starts Tuesday at Stevens Pass, Wednesday at Crystal Mountain and perhaps Mt. Baker

UPDATE, Nov. 21, 9:50 a.m. Crystal Mountain has opened, as seen by the eager skiers in the photo above.

UPDATE, Nov. 20, 12:37 p.m.: More ski areas have announced opening days.  49 Degrees North, north Of Spokane, will open Friday at 9 a.m. and Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood is currently operating. Timberline remains open year round.

UPDATE: Stevens Pass has just announced it will open Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. It will open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Crystal Mountain ski area plans to launch the 2012-13 ski season with a partial opening at

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Dec.
29th

Salomon tour coming to Stevens Pass, Mission Ridge

A Salomon ski demo tour will ring in the new year in the Cascades. The tour will be at Stevens Pass on Dec. 31 and Mission Ridge on Jan. 1. The company will be promoting its BBR ski.

Here’s the sales pitch  from Salomon:

The revolutionary Salomon BBR ski was unveiled last winter and is hitting retail shelves this fall. Known as the product you’ve got to “ski to believe,” the Salomon BBR is touring again to give more people the opportunity to experience the radical V-shape design, oversized tip, rocker, narrow waist and pintail, resulting in a super playful

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Nov.
17th

Most Cascade ski areas to open Friday, Saturday

Thanks to 11 inches of new snow, Crystal Mountain made it official this morning. The ski area will open at 9 a.m. Friday.

The Mount Rainier Gondola and Green Valley chairlift will operate 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lift tickets will be $35 on Friday.

Skiing will be allowed only in the Green Valley area.

Additional terrain will open as the snowpack builds. Ski area officials hope to open Discovery, Chinook Express and Forest Queen Express chairlifts Saturday.

Mount Baker also will open Friday. The area will open both base areas and operate at least six chairlifts.

The Summit at Snoqualmie

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Oct.
28th

SKI Magazine lists Top 30 resorts in North America. See how Crystal Mountain, Mt. Baker, the Summit at Snoqualmie and White Pass fared

Ski Magazine’s top 30 resorts issue came out earlier this month. The story listed the top 30 ski resorts in North America and the top 10 ski areas in 20 categories.

Below I’ve listed how all of Washington’s ski areas fared.

 

 

 

 

 

What’s that you say? “Hey, you didn’t list anybody.” That’s because nobody in Washington made the list.

To be fair to SKI Magazine, these lists are determined by their readers not their writers and editors.  But each year all I seem to learn from this issue is that SKI readers don’t ski the Northwest

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