There is a good chance the snowplay area at Paradise will open this weekend.
In the last 24 hours, more than a foot of snow has fallen at the popular winter play area at Mount Rainier National Park. The forecast calls for another eight-15 inches of snow.
How soon the area can open depends on just how much snow falls, said Chuck Young, the park’s chief ranger.
Crews will not start grooming the snowplay area runs Saturday until they have cleared the road from Longmire to Paradise. That didn’t happen until about noon today. Once the road is open, they …