Attention Snow Hounds

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Riding the chair lift at Snoqualmie. Photo: Kristin Kruger.

“Put the flip-flops down.  Drop that neon visor. Winter in the mountains is not over and you should know better.  Change the wax on your board and get back out there. “

This is the mantra we who love the snow have to remind ourselves as springtime rolls into the Northwest and the fever for summer hits us like a rogue wave of grilled hot dogs.   It may have been over 70 degrees in Seattle over Easter weekend but don’t tell that to the Cascades because they are still getting snow measured in feet!

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Mt. Rainier from summit of Crystal Mountain. Photo by Danielle Decker.


Can you say cheap lift tickets and sweet goggle lines!?!  Crystal Mountain is currently scheduled to be open until June 16th and Alpental at the Summit at Snoqualmie through the first week of May.   Last year we saw lifts turning past the 4th of July so the dates have the potential to change.

Get out there and ride those soft turns!


About the Author

Danielle Decker

Danielle Decker was formerly Tourism Manager, Special Projects at Visit Seattle. Now chasing after her two young ones, she still loves spending time outdoors, whether that’s hiking in the mountains, snowboarding, or grilling on the deck with friends and family.

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