One of the few perks of living in the PNW, with a cold and wet spring (even more so this year), is that the snow stays preserved a little longer at higher elevations, and in fact, still receives some snowfall.. Higher elevations here means anything above 5000 feet.
They still have enough snow to keep Rainier Express open one more week, and Green Valley for a few weeks more. Sunday 6/10 at 8:30am to about 10am was beautiful snow, nice and chalky and smooth on Green Valley, a bit sketchier on the Rainier Express side with lots of exposed rocks and bare patches on Sunnyside, Bear Pits and Middle Ferks. By 10:30 the snow was pretty sticky, by 11:30 like glue in the flats, although steeper slopes like Grubstake softened up nicely. Some of my best turns were on West Face above the bottom of the Green Valley lift, with great views of people taking turns on the airbag.
Here's a clip. Apologies for the iPhone video. Got to get a Contour.
Bonus: if you just happen to turn 50 in mid-June (ahem, today), what better way to celebrate than skiing? Can't complain. It's lift-serviced skiing in June, baby!