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Tag: The Summit at Snoqualmie


Summit West will open Saturday; other portions of Summit at Snoqualmie could open in the next week

The Summit at Snoqualmie will open its 2012/2013 ski season Saturday, ski area officials just announced. This latest winter storm has delivered 14 inches of snow in the last 24 hours, all that was needed to get the Summit West base area ready to operate.

“We’ve seen good snow accumulation on our higher slopes over the last two weeks and just needed a serious storm to deliver the goods at our base area elevation,” Summit marketing director Guy Lawrence said in prepared statement.

The Summit West base area will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Full-day lift

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More snow falls in the Cascades; boon to ski areas

Heavy snowfall continues to blanket the Cascades.

Paradise received more than 17 inches of snow in the last 24 hours, bringing the total on the ground up to 164 inches. Back on Feb. 13, the total was just 124 inches. The current snow depth is 106 percent of normal.

There was no word this morning on the opening of the road from Longmire to Paradise.

The Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center is forecasting considerable avalanche danger above 5,000 feet and moderate danger below that. The danger level will slowly decrease tonight.

Crystal Mountain Resort reported this morning that it received

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Snow in mountain recreation forecast for Presidents Day weekend

Just in time for the holiday weekend, a storm front is rolling in with some fresh snow.

A winter weather advisory in effect at Mount Rainier from 4 p.m. today through 10 p.m. Saturday.

A front will bring increasing rain and snow to the park this afternoon and tonight, said the National Weather Service forecast. Significant snowfall will continue Saturday as an upper level trough moves into the region.

The snow level will fall to 2,000 feet through the Monday holiday, about the elevation of the Nisqually entrance to the park.

The forecast calls for 7-10 inches of new snow

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The Summit will open Saturday

Thanks to 7 inches of new snow that fell earlier today, The Summit at Snoqualmie has just announced it will be open with limited operations Saturday and Sunday.

The Summit West base area will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

“We are ecstatic for this early season opening, especially with the promise of more snow predicted next week,” said Dan Brewster, general manager, in a news release.

Brewster said the area will be closed Monday and Tuesday, and the staff is planning to reopen Wednesday, if conditions permit.

Head to The Summit’s Web site for

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