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Tag: Summit at Snoqualmie


Crystal Mountain announces plans to open Friday; White Pass and The Summit at Snoqualmie in wait-and-see mode

UPDATED: 2:20 P.M.

Crystal Mountain officials are counting on a mid-week storm to bring enough snow to allow a limited opening Friday. The ski area announced its plans this afternoon based on the winter storm forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Wednesday and Thursday in the Cascades. The forecast for the Snoqualmie Pass area calls for almost 2 feet of snow those days, with more snow through the weekend.

Currently there is just over a foot of snow in Green Valley.

“It’s a bold move to announce the

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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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Snowboardcross gold medalist at The Summit this weekend

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott will be at The Summit at Snoqualmie this weekend.

He will be here for the “Visa Seth Wescott Ride With Me SBX Tour” that also coincides with the RIDE Shakedown event.

Wescott, the first and only gold medalist in snowboardcross, will on hand for snowboardcross clinics, autograph/photo session and champion celebration party.

Most of the tour events will take place Sunday. The day begins with free snowboardcross clinics, led by Wescott, at 10 and 11:30 a.m. at Summit Central. Snowboarders of any age can register online and enrollment is limited; first come, first served

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Summit honors police, firefighters, emegency personnel this weekend

The Summit at Snoqualmie will host a Law Enforcement Appreciation Weekend, honoring police officers, firefighters, emergency medical services staff and their families.

“We are grateful to those brave men and women who help keep our community safe,” Dan Brewster, general manager, said in a news release. “Given the stress of their positions, we’re very happy to provide a fun, relaxing outing that their entire family can enjoy.”

Discounts of up to 40 percent on lift tickets, rentals, lessons, tubing and more will be offered with the presentation of work ID at Summit lift ticket windows. Reservations for tubing and child

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Ski areas raise $9,600 for Haiti relief efforts

Skiers at Crystal Mountain and The Summit at Snoqualmie helped raise more than $9,500 for relief efforts in Haiti.

The two Puget Sound ski areas donated $1 from every lift ticket sold on Saturday, as well as took donation.

The Summit at Snoqualmie contributed $5,666, while $3,966 was raised at Crystal.

The areas are owned by Boyne Resorts, which held a similar fundraisers at its resorts in the United States and Canada. All told, $30,528 will be donated to the Red Cross in both nations.

Donations also were collected at the company’s Big Sky, Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain, Brighton, ,

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Crystal Mountain, The Summit to donate to Haiti relief efforts

Sister resorts Crystal Mountain and The Summit at Snoqualmie will donate $1 for every lift ticket sold Saturday to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund. Guests will be given the opportunity to match the donation to support earthquake relief efforts.

“We’re glad to be able to help the people of Haiti in our own way during this extremely difficult time,” John Kircher, president of Boyne Resort’s western operations, said in a news release. “Hopefully people will come up and support the cause this Saturday while taking advantage of the improving conditions.”

Crystal Mountain has received six inches of new

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The Summit to host 2010 Ride Shakedown snowboard event

The Summit at Snoqualmie today announced it will host the first ever U.S. edition of the Ride Shakedown snowboarding competition. The event will be March 12-13 at Summit West.

In what has grown to be Canada’s largest and arguably most popular snowboarding event, the Ride Shakedown attracts international snowboarding talent hoping to showcase their abilities in the event’s signature thrill-a-minute format, the press release said.

With $35,000 in prize money for the top performers, the U.S. stop looks to continue the trend while putting a unique Northwest spin to it. Among the competitors will be Seattle-based Ride Snowboard and Summit

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Crystal Mountain will open Wednesday

If you don’t have plans for Veterans Day, considering digging out your snow ride gear.

The 2009-2010 ski and snowboard season in the South Sound will officially open on Wednesday when Crystal Mountain begins operations, albeit on a limited basis.

The ski area announced this morning it will open the lower mountain by running the Discovery, Chinook Express, Quicksilver and Forest Queen lifts. The ski area will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The ski school, rental shop, plus food and beverages areas will be open as well.

There are two feet of snow on the ground now,

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