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Ski report: Summit at Snoqualmie scheduled to open Friday

Summit West at Snoqalmie finally opens Friday after recent snow, with Summit Central and Alpental also opening over the weekend.


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The Summit at Snoqualmie will finally open Friday for ski and snowboard operations after the latest weather system brought snow across the Cascades.

“We’ve got enough snow from this recent storm to open,” said Guy Lawrence, the marketing director for The Summit at Snoqualmie. “Now all we have to do is weather a warmup (Friday), but it is looking very good at this point.”

Summit West will remain open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through this weekend, with Pacific Crest, Dodge Ridge, Magic Carpet and Little Thunder lifts in operation. It has about 14 to 15 inches of snow at the base, with variable depths of up to 20 inches.

That will be followed by Summit Central opening Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Holiday, Gallery, Triple 60, Central Express and Magic Carpet lifts in operation.

Alpental will open Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the Armstrong Express, Edelweiss and Sessel lifts shuttling riders up the hillsides. Alpental has a 33-inch base and a summit total of 80 inches.

The Mount Baker Ski Area is open daily 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and received 12 to 19 inches. The Heather Meadows base is 76 inches, and the Pan Dome depth has climbed to 86 inches.

Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort is open Thursday through Monday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and received 2 to 3 inches. It has mid-mountain coverage of 13 inches and 24 inches on the summit, but that’s boosted in places by their snow-making system. Night skiing is offered until 8 p.m. Saturday.

Crystal Mountain Resort is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and received 4 to 6 inches with 17 inches on the base and 54 inches on the summit. Lifts open are the Chinook Express, Discovery, Forest Queen Express, Crystal Gondola, Green Valley, High Campbell and Rainier Express.

Stevens Pass Resort is open daily 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Saturday, until 6 p.m. Sunday and until 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. They received 6 to 8 inches of snow, with a base of 43 inches and summit total of 64 inches.

White Pass is open daily from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., and received 10 inches of snow, with a base coverage of 15 to 29 inches, and 60 inches on the summit. Lifts open are Couloir Express, Basin Quad, Chair 4, Great White, Platter and the Carpet. Night skiing is offered Saturday.

East of the Cascades, 49 Degrees North Mountain Resort is open Friday to Tuesday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and got 8 to 9 inches of snow with a 20-inch base and 48-inch summit.

The Methow Valley Sport Trails Association gained a little fresh snow, and just about every trail is groomed in the Mazama and Rendezvous areas. Snow coverage remains light, so watch out for possible obstacles just under the surface.

The Mount Spokane Ski Area is open Wednesday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and until 4 p.m. Sunday. It received 7 inches Wednesday, with a 27-inch base and a 46-inch summit snow depth and 23 trails groomed.



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