Mt. Baker had a late opening today and didn't get C6 open until after 11:00 due to avalanche control.
Today reminded me of many of my days spent at Ski Acres (now Summit Central) at Snoqualmie Pass. It snowed, but it had been raining until just before I got there. The rain was on top of about 10" of new, heavy Cascade Concrete in its extreme form that had fallen during the night. As the freezing level dropped the wet snow began to develop a crust. The falling snow was becoming part of the crust. Lovely conditions. However, if this keeps up and the snow level drops it should be a great day tomorrow. I'll be there.
There was a great graphic example of the Mt. Baker snow machine at work today. When wet ocean air comes up from the south and rises up the ridge that is Shuksan Arm, Austin Pass, and Table Mountain it dumps lots of its moisture right on top of the Mt. Baker Ski Area. Many times it's only snowing there and no place else. Check this photo from the White Salmon parking lot. That's Mt. Shuksan on the left and the ski area to the right. The clouds are dumping snow and disappearing as they get over the ridge, so one half of Shuksan is in the sun, but the ski area is getting buried.