Two more West Coast ski resorts have closed this week due to a lack of snow: Snoqualmie & Alpental in Washington State. It’s a bummer that these areas have had to close because of low snow, but it’s really cool that Crystal Mountain ski resort is accepting “Summit” season passes from Alpental/Snoqualmie.
Well, we’ve put up a solid fight and while it’s not over yet, we have to call it for the time being. The main run down via Sessel to the base area at Alpental continues to deteriorate and the temperatures at night are making it impossible to climb the slope in our groomers to continue repair work. Since we don’t see Sessel continuing to provide a route down, we can’t keep Alpental open through the weekend. Alpental will close after today until suitable conditions allow big repair work or significant snow falls. – Summit at Snoqualmie, Feb. 11th, 2015
Crystal Mountain Resort has graciously extended privileges to Summit passholders beyond February 13th. Eligible Summit passholders will continue to get free skiing and boarding at Crystal now until Friday, February 20th, 2015. – Summit at Snoqualmie, Feb. 11th, 2015
This winter, there have been up to 9 West Coast ski resorts closed this January due to low snow. Fortunately, one of them, Mt. Ashland OR, reopened after getting a big dump of snow last week. Congrats Mt. Ashland.
We’ve got our fingers crossed and we’re hoping for big snow in Washington asap.
Despite being closed, Alpental is in the top 10 deepest snowpacks in the Pacific Northwest.