Ski Report: Hooray—the Snow Is Back

After weeks of dry weather, the fluffy white stuff is once again falling on our local mountain passes.

Winter officially resumed at Western Washington's ski resorts on Wednesday, with most areas receiving at least a couple of inches in the past 24 hours.

Light snow showers are expected to continue into the weekend but could taper off before Sunday, making Saturday your best bet for finding fresh pow on the main runs.

Summit at Snoqualmie: Snoqualmie is reporting 2 inches at the Summit resorts and three inches at Alpental in the past 24 hours. The forecast calls for another 3 to 5 inches tonight and 1 to 3 inches on Saturday morning. Watch out for a potential rain/snow mix on Friday evening. High temperatures in the low- to mid-30s. (Complete forecast here.)  

Crystal Mountain: Crystal also saw a couple inches of fresh snow and is expecting more this weekend. Forecasters are calling for 4 to 8 inches tonight, 2 to 4 on Friday and Friday night, and another 3 to 5 on Saturday. The chance of precipitation will drop to 60 percent on Sunday, but the forecast says  an accumulation of 1 to 2 inches will still be possible. High temperatures in the low 20s with winds of 18 to 20 mph on Saturday. The resort is warning visitors to watch out for elk on Highway 410. (Complete forecast here.)

Stevens Pass: Stevens is reporting 2.5 inches overnight. The forecast here is a little lighter on the snow—2 to 4 inches tonight, 1 to 3 on Friday, 1 to 2 Friday night, and around an inch possible Saturday. High temperatures around 30 degrees. (Complete forecast here.)

Mt. Baker Ski Area: Baker says it's received 6 inches of fresh in the last 24 hours. The resort is expecting another 5 to 9 inches tonight and a few inches here and there into the weekend. (Complete forecast here.)

White Pass Ski Area: Two inches reported in last 24 hours. Another 2 to 4 expected overnight, but the precipitation will turn to rain on Friday. The snow will return Saturday, with 1 to 3 inches expected. Complete forecast here.)

Mission Ridge: Mission Ridge says it received a "1-inch skiff" overnight. Forecast calls for a "wintry mix" on Friday and 1 to 2 inches of snow Saturday night. (Complete forecast here.)


Are you heading outdoors this weekend? Tell us in the comments section.

Kim Estes -The Savvy Safety Mama January 25, 2013 at 02:31 PM
Yay! Taking the whole family snow shoeing again this weekend. Sounds like it will be perfect!
Caitlin Moran January 25, 2013 at 05:24 PM
How fun, Kim. Where are you going?


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