Before this season even started I was investigating a big ski trip in January. Two good friends and ski buddies had recently relocated to Seattle. A ski trip to the Pacific Northwest would allow me to visit them, and make the down time far more enjoyable than a solo trip elsewhere. After conferring with Michelle and Paul, and getting my […]
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Something strange happened this past week in Washington. It snowed. Sure, the accumulation only stacked up to 6 inches, but after weeks of high pressure any snow is welcome. Snow is snow, you can tell because of the way it is (and sticks in the trees). It didn’t rain, it snowed, and that’s all that matters. Luckily stayed low through the end of the week, so the new snow didn’t immediately […]
Earlier this month, Crystal Mountain opened for a few days and closed soon after due to a deteriorating snowpack. A week ago, on December 22nd, Crystal was able to reopen the upper portion of the mountain, allowing hungry weekday skiers to enjoy deep, dry, bluebird powder turns. At 7am that Monday morning some evo coworkers and I left Seattle in search of hot laps and heavy snow.
Crystal Mountain ski resort in Washington state re-opens for the season today with the Mt. Rainier Gondola and Green Valley Express today. Beginning tomorrow, Crystal will expand their terrain greatly by add in the Chinook Express, Forest Queen Express & Rainier Express. They’re even talking about a possible Chair 6 opening on Wednesday. Crystal had opened earlier this month, but warm temperatures, unfrozen precipitation, and the evil Pineapple Express resulted in Crystal closing again to wait for better conditions. Those better conditions are here now after 19″ […]