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First Snow in the Inland NW

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Pictures from this season's first snow today, October 3rd.

 

Hopefully more is on the way for another early season. (3 of 5 area resorts were running lifts the weekend of November 18th last year, including 30" of powder at 49!)

 

What is your guess for Lookout's (usually the earliest) opening day?

 

 

Schweitzer:

 

 

 

Lookout:

 

 

 

Mt Spokane:

 

post #2 of 7

I'm about 15 miles away and 1,500 feet lower than Schweitzer, and I was awakened at 3am by sleet and freezing rain, sooo...

I wondered if it was snow at Schweitzer.  I forgot to check, though, so Thanks for posting!

Let's hope for another season like last year!

post #3 of 7

Lookout opening November 9th, Fri. after the ski swap.   I am betting on this date, as of today 10/27 they have 12 in on top and 8 at lodge.  Only possible snafu is if it rains this week as it is warming up a little.

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

Looking at the 7 day forecast models, doesn't look like November 9th is going to be it.. hope for the following weekend.

 

November 16th!

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Originally Posted by spknmike View Post

Looking at the 7 day forecast models, doesn't look like November 9th is going to be it.. hope for the following weekend.

 

November 16th!

 

Yep, looks good for this weekend though Mike.   A week before Turkey day will be fine.  Spent a couple hours waxing ski's today and Nikwax ing my pants and jackets.  Just want to be ready.

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Fingers crossed 49 or Lookout get enough to open for this weekend.

Looks like a weaker storm today/tonight. Then warm up til next Tuesday when another colder storm rolls through.

 

might take the rock skis out for a lap on Mount Spokane tomorrow. Itching to get back on some snow. biggrin.gif

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Looking like Thanksgiving now..

 

Did make it up to Mt Spokane for some poor skiing (breakable crust), but a nice hike. They have a nice solid base to build on, I'd imagine everyone else is the same way.

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