OPEN! Storm Brings Enough Snow to Open Summit at Snoqualmie

UPDATE | DECEMBER 28, 2014

OPEN FOR BUSINESS – AT LEAST PARTLY!

Well, it wasn’t quite the amount of snow they were hoping for Saturday at Snoqualmie Pass, but it looks like it was enough to [finally] open some runs on a limited basis at the Summit at Snoqualmie.

Around 8AM, Sunday, it was announced the Summit was open on a limited basis from 9AM – 4PM. At Summit West, Pacific Crest, Little Thunder and Upper Magic Carpet are open, but Dodge Ridge and Julies are TBD.

According to the Summit at Snoqualmie’s Facebook page, conditions on the upper half are pretty good, “with good corduroy, packed powder, and areas of pow. The lower half of the mountain is much different, with more hazards and a lot less coverage. Please use extra caution in these conditions”

The Summit Tubing Center is also open Sunday, running sessions 1-4 – no handle tow, with 3 lanes open and discounted tickets for ages 6 and up. You can get tubing  info and/or order tickets HERE.

According to the Summit’s Facebook page, the snow depths are low and early season conditions exist. Skiers and snow boarders are urged to watch for both marked and unmarked hazards.

The weather should be good – decreasing showers with partly sunny skies… and cold.  The sunny, cold weather is expected to stick around through at least New Year’s Eve.

For more information visit www.summitatsnoqualmie.com.

Sceenshot: Summit at Snoqualmie weather conditions.

Sceenshot: Summit at Snoqualmie weather conditions.


 

ORIGINAL STORY:

December is almost over and local skiers are still waiting for the slopes closest to home to open. It seems, though, a big blast of snow may be heading to Snoqualmie Pass and Summit ski areas.

The National Weather Service has a Winter Storm Warning in place for Snoqualmie Pass from late Friday night, December 26, 2014, through early Sunday morning, December 28th, with 8-18 inches of snow possible

Snow is predicted to be heavy Saturday into Saturday night, which could make travel difficult over Snoqualmie Pass for holiday travelers. The weather is expected to remain cold after the blast of mountain snow, with even a slight chance of lowland snow early next week.

Although drivers might hate a snow storm right at the end of long holiday weekend, skiers and snowboarders may finally have something to cheer about.

While the 2012/13 ski season was long and filled with ample snow, the Summit at Snoqualmie didn’t [partially] open until January 10th last year- at it seems this season is following suit.

Summit at Snoqualmie Marketing Director Guy Lawrence said they are hoping for at least 12″ of snow on Saturday to possibly get multiple lifts running, but the more snow they get the better the scenario for opening skiable terrain.

The Summit at Snoqualmie will be announcing operational updates on their website once this weekend’s forecasted storm begins.

Lawrence said [in the meantime], “We simply need people do pull out their all-time best snow dance and make this thing happen.”

So drivers be aware and skiers and boarders cross your fingers. Winter seems to finally be here. A heavy dousing of snow is heading to the mountains, with cold, sunny conditions expected to follow – perfect skiing weather if Mother Nature cooperates!

Summit at Snoqualmie Alpental webcam screenshot, 12/26, 14

Summit at Snoqualmie Alpental webcam screenshot, 12/26, 14

 

 

 

 

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