What's Open in the Northwest

PRESS RELEASE from Pacific Northwest Ski Areas Association
P.O. Box 758, La Conner, WA 98257
Contact: John Gifford, President, 877-533-5520
Release Date: Friday, December 1, 2017

La Conner, WA – This week’s colder temperatures and precipitation has brought a return of winter to the Pacific Northwest mountains. With the new snow many of regions resorts will be in operation making great opportunity for skiing and snowboarding with family and friends. Following is a rundown of what will be operating:


49 Degrees North will reopen on Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3 for operations 9 am-3:20 pm. For the current operations and conditions go to: http://www.ski49n.com/snow_report.php or contact Eric Bakken, ebakken@ski49n.com or 509-935-6649 ext. 603.

Crystal Mountainis operating daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with limited operations. For the current operations and conditions go to: https://crystalmountainresort.com/the-mountain/current-conditions/ or contact Tiana Anderson, 360-663-3012 or tiana@skicrystal.com.

Mission Ridgereopens Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, 9 am-4 pm. For up-to-date conditions and operations go to https://www.missionridge.com/snow-report or contact Tony Hickock, ahickok@missionridge.com or 509-588-9404.

Mt Baker is operating on a normal daily schedule 9 am to 3:30 pm.  For more information go to https://www.mtbaker.us/snow-report or contact Amy Trowbridge, amy@mtbaker.us or 360-734-6771.

Mt Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park reopens Saturday, December 2 with 3 chairs operating, 9 am to 4 pm. For more details about operations and conditions go to http://www.mtspokane.com/snowreport or contact Brenda McQuarrie, brenda@mtspokane.com or 509-238-7011.

Stevens Pass Mountain Resort is open for daily operations 9 am to 4 pm. For more operations and conditions information go to https://www.stevenspass.com/site or contact Chris Danforth, christopher.danforth@stevenspass.com or 206-812-7856.

The Summit at Snoqualmie will open for the 2017-2018 winter season on December 2, 2017.  Lifts scheduled to operate 9 am to 4 pm are: Pacific Crest, Little Thunder, Upper Magic Carpet, Wildside and Julies. The Summit SnowSports School will be offering a range of lessons. For more operation and conditions details go to http://www.summitatsnoqualmie.com/blog/let-2017-18-season-begin, or contact Guy Lawrence, glawrence@summiti90.com or 425-434-6728.

White Pass will reopen on Thanksgiving Day, November 23 for daily operation, conditions permitting. For conditions and operation updates visit www.skiwhitepass.com or contact Kathleen Goyette, kat@skiwhitepass.com or 509-945-3189.


Mt Bachelor is open for daily 9 am to 4 pm on a limited basis as conditions permit. For more information on operations and conditions go to http://www.mtbachelor.com/conditions-report/ or contact Drew Jackson, djackson@mtbachelor.com or 541-693-0953.

Mt Hood Meadows will open on Saturday, December 2 with lifts scheduled from 9 am to 4 pm. Lifts scheduled to operate are Mt. Hood Express and Shooting Star Express, along with the new Buttercup beginner lift, Easy Rider and the Ballroom Carpet. Resort operations include adult and children’s lessons, daycare, ski and snowboard equipment rentals, Higher Grounds coffee, Schuss quick serve, Fresh Tracks and Alpenstube restaurants. For more about operations and conditions go to https://www.skihood.com/the-mountain/conditions or contact Dave Tragethon, Dave.Tragethon@skihood.com or call 971-373-8111.

Mt Hood Skibowl  For current details go to www.skibowl.com or contact Karen Norton, knorton@skibowl.com or 971.274.3165.

Timberline is reopening on Friday, December 1 for daily operations from 9am-4pm, conditions permitting. For more details and conditions go to: http://www.timberlinelodge.com/conditions/ or contact John Burton, jburton@timberlinelodge.com, (503) 272-3345.


Bogus Basin will open a terrain park on the Pepsi Gold Rush Tubing Hill for Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 from 10 am to 4 pm. The features will include two lines with rails and boxes. Guests will be among the first to use a new 560-foot conveyer lift to transport them up the hill. For more information Nate Shake, Nate@bogusbasin.org or call 208-332-5316.

Lookout Pass reopens on Friday, December 1. Rentals and Group or Private Lessons will be available with the lodge and lounge in full operation. For more information go to https://skilookout.com/snow-report or contact Matthew Sawyer, Matt@SkiLookout.com or 208-744-1301.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort is reopening Friday, December 1 to begin full seven-day winter operating schedule. More details on operations and conditions at https://www.schweitzer.com/explore/snow-report/ or contact Dig Chrismer, dchrismer@schweitzer.com or 208-255-3031.

Silver Mountain Resort will open for Scenic Rides only on Saturday, December 2, 10 am to 2 pm. On Sunday, December 3, the resort will provide skiing and snowboarding on chairs 1 & 2 and the surface lift will be open, possibly more depending on snowfall. Sunday Hours: Gondola 8:15 am to 4 pm Chairs 9 am to 4 pm. For more information on operations or conditions go to http://www.silvermt.com/snow-report or contact Willy Bartlett, WillyB@silvermt.com or 208-783-1524.


Eaglecrest Ski Area will open the Porcupine Chair and the Lower Nordic Trails for the season on Saturday, December 2. The Porcupine Chair will operate from 9:00am – 3:00pm. The Rental Shop will be open and the Snowsports School will be offering lessons. The Eaglecrest Grill and Mountain Lift Coffee will be open. The Lower Nordic Trails will be packed and track set. For more details on operations and conditions go to https://skijuneau.com/mountain-information/snow-trails-reports or contact Jeffra Clough, Jeffra.Clough@skijuneau.com, 907-790-2000 x219.

Many of the resorts in the Northwest are evaluating their current snow depths and watching the weather forecasts to determine when they will be opening. PNSAA will send updates as more resorts announce their opening dates. For the most up-to-date information on your favorite resort, please visit their website.

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The Pacific Northwest Ski Areas Association is a non-profit trade association, which represents the interests of 35 ski and snowboard facilities located in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and California. The Association’s member ski areas – most of which operate on public land – collectively host an estimated 5.1 million visits annually. For additional information on Pacific Northwest skiing and snowboarding, contact the PNSAA office at (877) 533-5520, or visit www.pnsaa.org to link to the website of your favorite mountain.