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Early season footy from Baker shot on the 15th

The rain turned to snow early yesterday evening... everyone got anywhere from 8 to 24 inches. More to come tonight... Opening Pow day celebrations will be had across the Cascades.

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will you be partaking?
"Peace and Love"
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JasonWx wrote
will you be partaking?
Yup.  Planning an exploratory tour up into the upper basin at Mission tomorrow.  13 inches were reported last night with another 6 expected tonight into tomorrow.  Not sure if they will spin lifts on Saturday, or wait for Thanksgiving.  Either way, my season should start tomorrow.
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Pre-season footy from....

Stevens:

Crystal:

West of the Crest: Baker and Crystal are open.

At the Crest: White and Stevens are close, but don't have enough down low to open this week.

East of the Crest: Mission opens on Friday. Loup Loup, 49DN, and Mt Spokane are still TBD

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nepa wrote
Pre-season


Looks good bro git sum for us!
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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Pretty good start out here.  A handful of areas are open in both WA & OR.  There's been some snow, but we've also seen a lot of wind.  Based on the Snotel data, some areas are well below normal while others are well above normal.  It's been hit or miss.  Rock boards are most certainly the tool of choice.  This week could bring some snow across the region.  It's hard to say as we are still a couple of days out, but Tuesday through Saturday look pretty good for at least some snow.

I binged at the Ridge this weekend.  Great conditions in the snowmaking areas with a deteriorating mixed bag elsewhere.  3 of 4 lifts with a fairly light crowd.  Mostly fanatics... the elitist snow-snob types don't show-up until January around here.

We've been inverted for the past week... still pretty cold up high, with not a breath of wind.  The views have been amazing.  

From the top of Tumwater2 @6k.  Midground is Bowl 5. Background is a sweet view of the inversion.

Glacier Peak

The Enchantments

Mt Rainier

Natural snow view @ 5.5K.  Still pretty boney.  Rode well on Friday... bit less enjoyable today.

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looks like you guys are in for a amazing storm cycle..2-6' for Whistler and similar amounts for the high Cascades..
Can't wait for the reports
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The active pattern continues in the PNW. We were under a WInter Storm Warning for 4 of the past 6 days. The Northern zones have been the primary beneficiaries so far. 22 inches this week (14 last night) on the East side, with even more impressive numbers as you move North and West. That said, the snowpack is still a bit thin is some areas.

Back yard shots from Monday

and Yesterday

It's looking good for the upcoming week also. A brief warm up early with snow levels jumping up over 6k, but continued cold and snowy with the exception of Tuesday.

Continuing to binge at the Ridge. Mother Nature and Ullr... as we all know can both be a bit fickle. Good fortune is often short lived.

In between storms....Sweet view from Friday

Looking down Johnson's on Friday. @5.5k... still a bit of salad popping through to the skiers left.

Lots of good snow across the Mtn

I'm headed East for work and Family on the 17th... hopefully I'll bring some cold and snow from the PNW.

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Careful now. I'm guessing the pack can be quite a bit different from Stevens to Mission but it sure sounds interesting up there on Stevens right now. Skier took a 200 foot ride through what looks like a fairly heavily treed area, yikes! He is lucky that he didn't get smashed in there.
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Right on.  It's very unstable in general across the region now... loads of snow yesterday, a bunch of rain this morning.  The control work in the ski area produced some very impressive slides yesterday.  I would not even tip toe outside of any uncontrolled areas over the next several days.  

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