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More snow expected this weekend

Another storm is brewing off the Washington coast, and while this isn't expected to bury the Cascades in snow, it will definitely add more fresh powder to an already stuffed-to-the-brim snowpack.

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Another storm is brewing off the Washington coast, and while this isn't expected to bury the Cascades in snow, it will definitely add more fresh powder to an already stuffed-to-the-brim snowpack.

Lower elevation ski and snowboard areas like The Summit at Snoqualmie should see rain mixed with snow in the next 24 hours, but the northern Cascades are in for a winter storm watch beginning Friday.

By this weekend all the Washington mountain ranges will see more snowfall as the snow elevation plummets through Wednesday, bringing anywhere from 5 to 12 inches, and much heavier dumps at Mount Baker and Stevens Pass.

The American Cancer Society's Hope on the Slopes is Saturday at Crystal Mountain Resort. Team or individual skiers and snowboarders will compete in two categories — dollars raised for the American Cancer Society and total vertical feet accumulated.

Crystal also has half-price lift tickets for all servicemen and women with valid military or Department of Defense ID cards on Friday.

The Red Bull Schlittentag Sled Building and Racing Competition is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 at Crystal. It's open to anyone 13 or older. Details: www.crystalmountainresort.com or www.redbullusa.com/schlittentag.

The Stevens Pass Resort 2 Day Bumps & Jumps Camp is Saturday and Sunday. It's special training for intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders and costs $89 for one day and $185 for a two-day camp. Details: www.stevenspass.com.

The Summit at Snoqualmie Spree at Alpental is . Teams and individual skiers and snowboarders will raise money for the Outdoors For All Foundation. Cost is $79 per person, and includes a lift ticket, lunch, beer garden, snowshoe tours, silent auction and 2013 gear demos from ski and snowboard reps. Details: www.summitatsnoqualmie.com or www.outdoorsforall.org.

The Red Mountain Resort Kokanee Spring Fest is Saturday through March 18. Red Mountain Resort is also offering a Spring 4Pack card, a 25-percent discount off four lift tickets. Details: www.redresort.com.

The Big White Resort has special spring packages starting at $85 per person daily until March 24, and then goes down to $77 between March 25 and April 14. Rates are based on double occupancy for two nights minimum. Details: www.bigwhite.com.

A three-night stay at Silver Star Mountain Resort will include a 15-percent discount on lift tickets and accommodations, and a gift card worth $100. For four or more nights it's a 20-percent discount and a $150 gift card. Details: www.skisilverstar.com.

The Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort's Meadows After Dark Rail Jam Series is 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Shipyard Park. First place in each heat receives a $200 cash prize. It is free to compete.

The Mount Hood Meadows Full Sail Banked Slalom Race for skiers and snowboarders is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7, with junior, adult, open and masters divisions. Details: www.skihood.com.

Timberline Lodge Resort is offering a reduced two-day spring pass for $110, good through May 28. The pass is good for a 10-percent discount on the rental shop, retail stores and the Black Iron Grill. Also, spring passholders can purchase a summer lift ticket for 50-percent off, which can be used May 29 through Sept. 3. Details: www.timberlinelodge.com.

The Whitefish Mountain Resort Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross for snowboarders is Friday through Sunday. Details: www.skiwhitefish.com.

The Sun Valley Resort Film Festival is March 15-18. The Sun Valley Sol Fest is March 23-25. Details: www.visitsunvalley.com.

The Scottish Lakes High Camp is offering a 59er Day Specials March 26-30. Cross country skiers, snowshoers and visitors will get a rate of $59 per night stay and $59 for full service transportation on all trips. The deal includes a $15 gift card from the 59er Diner, located two miles east of the camp's parking lot on U.S. Highway 2. Starting March 30, families will get discounts on weekend reservations through April 30 where kids ages 5 to 17 receive free lodging. Details: www.scottishlakes.com.

The White Pass Ski Area Kids Clinic offers skiing or snowboarding for ages 5 to 12, with lunch, snacks and lift tickets included. Dates are Saturday and Sunday and March 24-25. Details: http://skiwhitepass.com.

Mount Rainier National Park Weekend Snowshoe Walks are offered through March 25, at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up at the Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center information desk at Paradise beginning one hour before the start time.

Snowshoe walks cover approximately 1.5 miles, and last up to two hours. Snowshoes are provided, or visitors may use their own. A donation of $4 per person is requested. Participants must be at least 8 years old and should wear sturdy boots and dress in layers. Organized groups of 13 to 25 can reserve a walk in advance. Group walks begin at 10:30 a.m. Details: www.visitrainier.com.

Mark Yuasa: 206-464-8780 or myuasa@seattletimes.com

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