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Tag: White Pass

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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Nov.
5th

Search continues for missing hunter near White Pass

From the Associated Press:

More teams are joining the search Monday for a hunter on horseback who has been missing since Saturday near White Pass.

The Yakima County sheriff’s office says the man’s hunting partner reported him missing Sunday evening. The 49-year-old Cashmere man was on horseback.

The search area is on the border of Lewis and Yakima counties, between Dog Lake and Dumbbell lakes and including the Pacific Crest Trail north of Highway 12.

 

Feb.
20th

Extreme avalanche warning issued for Tuesday

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.

Nov.
18th

White Pass to open on Sunday

After announcing Thursday that it would not open this weekend, officials at White Pass ski area have changed their mind. Or the snow changed it for them.

A short time ago it was announced White Pass will open on Sunday. The area has received more than 10 inches of snow in the last 24 hours.

While details are still being worked out, the plan is to run only the original area only with Quad, Triple, Platter and Carpet lifts. Lift tickets will be discounted, but a price has not yet been decided.

The Nordic Center also will open Sunday.

 

Nov.
18th

Snow continues to fall in Cascades as ski areas open

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

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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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Nov.
16th

Much anticipated snow starting “to dump” at Crystal Mountain, White Pass

UPDATED: 12:02 P.M.

The snow is falling in the mountains!

A check of webcams shows fresh snow on the ground at Paradise at Mount Rainier National Park. Crystal Mountain webcams are harder to read, but consider their Facebook post from a short time ago:

“It officially just started DUMPING!!! If this keeps up all day like it’s supposed to, we’ll be in really good shape for opening on Friday.”

Here is a post from White Pass:”Just started snowing and it’s COMING DOWN!!!”

You have to love their enthusiasm.

The folks at Crystal Mountain announced yesterday they plan to

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