Skiing legend Glen Plake and his iconic hair will ski Thursday at the Summit at Snoqualmie, the ski area announced today.
Skiers are invited to ski with the 48-year-old 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Summit West. Plake will teach them some freestyle tricks. Plake is partnered with Elan Skis, which is holding a ski demo in conjunction with the event.
“It’s always a great moment when Glen Plake comes to The Summit as he is one of skiing’s best, most enthusiastic ambassadors,” Summit marketing director Guy Lawrence said in a prepared statement. “Glen is always a huge attraction for our skiing …
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 …
As far as Northwest skiers and snowboarders are concerned it would be OK if they never saw La Nina’s brother.
They might not have a choice this winter, but forecasters say El Nino might not have the energy to live up to its dry personality anyway.
While the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center forecasted an El Nino weather system for this winter, NWS meteorologist Johnny Burg says that forecast now calls for a weak El Nino or perhaps a neutral winter.
In La Nina winters, the Northwest tends to experience colder and wetter weather, typically meaning plenty of snow …
The Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center has rated the risk of avalanche as “high” today in much of the Cascades, but Tuesday the risk with climb to “extreme” in some areas including Snoqualmie, Stevens and White passes and Mount Rainier.
An Avalanche killed three skiers at Stevens Pass on Sunday and one on Snoqualmie Pass. The NWAC rated avalanche risk as “high” on Sunday.
Avalanche forecasts do not pertain to ski areas, whose slopes are controlled by their ski patrol units.
Alpental ski area on Snoqualmie Pass will unveil its new two-story David Pettigrew Mountain Safety and Education Center on Saturday afternoon. The 30-minute ceremony will start at 2 p.m. with a tour to follow.
The mid-mountain center will serve as a meeting place for mountain safety and avalanche courses and as an additional ski patrol outpost and dispatch center.
The center is named in honor of David Pettigrew, a long-time snowboarder who died in a snowboarding accident at Alpental in 2005.
“The new structure will meet a growing need for additional meeting space to host a series of popular, free …
Here is an update on all things snow-sports releated, well almost all things:
Crystal Mountain: The lifts are running, at least the gondola and Green Valley left. The area opened at 9 this morning. The ski area has received 19-21 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours. Area officials announced Chinook Express, Discovery and Forest Queen lifts will open Saturday. This will allow access to beginner and more intermediate runs.
Paradise: The popular winter fun spot at Mount Rainier National Park has received 19 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours. Weather station data indicates there …