Powder and More Powder!

Hello skiers and snowboarders! Last Thursday's snowpack report presented rather modest figures, with percentages of normal snowpack ranging from 50% in the Mt. Baker area to 33% in the Olympics. However, hold onto your beanies, because a significant shift is on the horizon! With the forecasted snowfall for the upcoming week, we anticipate a dramatic increase, possibly reaching 80% or mor....

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Powder this Saturday, then MUCH MORE coming!

Hello skiers and snowboarders, Friday will bring some sun breaks to enjoy your turns. Saturday will bring some new snowfall and the map below shows that we will get from 5 to 8 inches for the West Cascades resorts of Mt. Baker, Stevens Pass, Snoqualmie Pass, and Crystal. On Saturday the East Cascades and Inland Areas are expecting between 2 to 4 inches, this includes Mission Ridge, White....

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Light Snowfall For The Week. Extended Looking Great!

Hello skiers and snowboarders, Photo is from Denis DuBois skiing this weekend at Paradise Mt. Rainier and he reported variable powder and wind slab. Short term A broad trough of low pressure is off the California Coast and much of the moderate mountain snow is directed into the Sierra. However, the Washington Cascades will still get some light snowfall for the mid mountain slope....

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Powder and Sun Await You

Hello skiers and snowboarders, Short term Here are the 24 hour new snowfall totals as of Thursday morning for areas that did the best: Snoqualmie Pass 3 inches, White Pass 7 inches, Crystal 10 inches, and Mission Ridge 9 inches. Short term Here are the 24 hour new snowfall totals as of Thursday morning for areas that did the best: Snoqualm....

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Snow Today and Monday!

Hello skiers and snowboarders! Short term We currently have a strong southerly flow which will bring rain to the lower slopes. Then later today and into early Monday snow levels lower to 3000 to 4000'. The first map below shows cumulative snowfall for the period from today through 1 pm Monday. Snow totals for this period are; Crystal, Snoqualmie Pass, Stevens, Crystal 4 to 6 inches mainl....

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Cooler Temperatures and Light Snow

Hello skiers and snowboarders, Short term During the day on Sunday, some moisture will move in from the southeast bringing some snowfall of 2 to 4 inches for the inland areas of 49 Degrees North and Silver Mountain. Then additional snow of up to 4 inches Sunday night and into early Monday mainly for Mission Ridge and White Pass. Later on Monday and into early Tuesday the West Cascades sk....

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Cooler Temperatures Coming

Hello skiers and snowboarders, Short term The recent rain and warm temperatures have reduced our snowpack (map above) for much of the West Cascades snowpack. The snowpack is close to 53% of normal in the north to 75% in the south. However, the Central and North parts of the East Cascades have fared better with 70 to 80% of normal. During the day on Thursday, snow levels will slowly lowe....

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Mild and Dry Monday, Rain Returns, Snow Late in The Week

Hello skiers and snowboarders, Short term A mixed bag of weather is expected this week! We certainly have had our share of rain this weekend. On Monday the Cascades will get a brief drying trend with mild conditions and some sun breaks in the West Cascades. However, Mt Baker will get rain on Monday. Monday morning temperatures should remain above freezing. The map below shows condit....

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Snow in the Short Term then Warming

Hello skiers and snowboarders, SHORT TERM: For those that can sneak away to ski this Thursday, you can expect up to 6 inches of new snowfall by Thursday morning. The map below shows snowfall for the 24 hours ending Thursday morning. Many of the popular resorts in the West Cascades will get from 4 to 6 inches of snow (purple colors). White Pass should also get 4 to 6 inches. These snow to....

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Hello skiers and snowboarders, For much of the upcoming week, we can expect weather systems to move in from the west to bring periods of snow on and off through Thursday. The snow levels will tend to bounce around from 3500 to 4500 feet; although lower at times for Snoqualmie and Stevens Passes. The lower slopes will be getting a wintry mix of snow mixed with rain at times. There will b....

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