Hello Powder Alert Fans,
  • THURSDAY: Trace if any
  • FRIDAY: Dry
  • SATURDAY: Continued dry
  • SUNDAY: Chance of light snow late
Today and Thursday, there is a slight chance of light snow showers as some limited moisture moves in from the south. A weak ridge of high pressure builds for dry conditions and a mix of sun and clouds on Friday and Saturday. We will also have some warming for Saturday and Sunday, so expecting some good spring skiing.
On Sunday, an area of low pressure moves in to bring a chance of some light snow, mainly late in the day and more likely for Sunday evening and into Monday.
Map 1 shows cumulative snowfall from Wednesday, 4-12, through late Sunday, 4-16. It indicates 1 to 2 inches of snow for West Cascades and a trace, if any, for Eastern Washington.
Chart 2 shows temperatures for Stampede Pass (at 4000' just east of Snoqualmie Pass). High temperatures are in the low 40s for Friday, then the upper 40s by Sunday.
EXTENDED OPERATIONS: If you plan on going east to Silver Mountain Resort and 49° North:
Spring conditions should prevail for this coming Friday, April 14 to Sunday, April 16 for 49° North and Silver Mountain Resort.
Chart 3 is for Colville, WA, a lower elevation site north of 49° North indicating a high of 60 by Sunday, so 50 degrees is a reasonable assumption for the mountain.
Chart 4 is for Coeur D'Alene, ID, a lower elevation site west of Silver Mountain Resort. High of 66 for Sunday, so for the mountain, mid-50s is a good assumption.
Check your favorite resort for operations updates.
-We are excited to announce another extension with bonus weekends through May 21. Our last day of daily operations is Sunday, April 16th. Check out our announcement page for more information.
-The last day of Northway lift operations for the 22/23 season is Saturday, April 15th.
- As of 4/12 their calendar shows Sunday April 16th is their last day. "Closing Day is subject to applicable resort and weather conditions."
- As of 4/12, Summit Central and Silver Fir are 12th - 16th and then Sat-Sun through 4/30.
- Mt. Baker is in Spring Operation and is closed Monday-Thursday. We will reopen on Friday, April 14 for Fri-Sat-Sun operation. Open Fridays-Sundays April 10 – 23, 2023. Scheduled closing day April 23, 2023.
Please excuse the late post. I skied Crystal Mountain today. There were lots of great groomers, the day started out overcast with cold temperatures and it turned into a beautiful semi-sunny day. Lucky me, my other gig is being part of Sturtevant's staff day in the mountains.
Thanks for reading. See you out there.