Mount Baker Ski Area will be open 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at both base areas with six chairlifts operating. Snow depth Thursday afternoon was 36 inches at Heather Meadows base, and 45 inches at the Pan Dome base.
Crystal Mountain Resort was open well into July, mostly thanks to a huge snowpack last winter and the recent addition of the high-speed Mount Rainier Gondola. Crystal reopens Friday, with the gondola and Green Valley lift running 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Skiing is limited to Green Valley, which is intermediate to advanced terrain. It had 30 inches at the summit, and 16 inches at the base Thursday.
Stevens Pass opens Saturday for daily operations 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with limited terrain on the Daisy and Brooks chairlifts. Stevens had 25 inches of snow at the base and 32 inches on the upper mountain Thursday.
Summit West at Snoqualmie will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Pacific Crest, Little Thunder, Dodge Ridge and Julie’s lifts will be running. . Summit West will be closed Monday and Tuesday and reopen Wednesday. It had 23 inches at the base Thursday.
Mission Ridge will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, then reopen Nov. 25-27. It had 9 inches at the summit, 7 inches at mid-mountain, with no base snow depth Thursday.
The White Pass Ski Area will not open this weekend but plans to open by Thanksgiving.