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Seattle area resorts please open!

post #1 of 11
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Why? Why? Why aren't the resorts open?!  I see the webcams. There seems to be enough snow to open a few runs.  There are surely enough tracks!  Why is Crystal closing on Monday and Tuesday?  This Mama needs to ride on Tuesday!  What's a girl to do?  Is there a reasonable chance that something fairly close to Seattle will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday?  And how about Steven's next weekend (the 14th)? I'd love to hear any of your opinions regarding potential resort openings next week.  I'm riding somewhere on Tuesday!

post #2 of 11

The places need around 30" of base to open but they don't have that much yet.  Nobody makes enough fake snow to open anything, and most don't make any.  Ya just gotta wait.  No matter how much you think about it, wish for it, or meditate on it, you can't do anything else that works.

post #3 of 11
You could drive up to Rainier and sweat for turns.
post #4 of 11

Why aren't the resorts open? Because there simply isn't enough snow to entice the locals up to pay to ski. No matter how much a ski marketing rep tries to sell how awesome the subpar conditions are, there simply isn't enough snow.

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Why aren't the resorts open? Because there simply isn't enough snow to entice the locals up to pay to ski. No matter how much a ski marketing rep tries to sell how awesome the subpar conditions are, there simply isn't enough snow.


It is not a matter of subpar. Folks would likely ski subpar. Crystal opening day was fun enough - for one somewhat rocky bowl and one lift. But broadly speaking,  we are not talking about sub-par - we are talking about not ski-able or ride-able.

post #6 of 11

It makes me glad that I have to work almost all of the days in December.  I don't have that panic-to-ski feeling.  At least not yet.

post #7 of 11

Just posted to FB by Crystal...

 

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Unfortunately due to weather and a lack of snow we are forced to close after today. It's going to be warm and wet, therefore we will remain closed through at least next Thursday. Think snow!
post #8 of 11

Thinking that this season might be a non-event. Looking more and more that the first day on snow for me will be in the midwest around Christmas unless weather, partners, and timing make for a trip or two to Rainier.

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Thinking that this season might be a non-event.

 

I'm not willing to go that far yet.  The start of the season has been a bust obviously, but there's still a ton of time left for snow to show up.  Maybe it won't, but it usually does.  I'll remain hopeful that things will turn around.

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It makes me glad that I have to work almost all of the days in December.  I don't have that panic-to-ski feeling.  At least not yet.

That's because there isn't day after day of snow storms dropping feet of blower pow, upon blower pow. I think that panic to ski feeling would be pretty bad, if you were seeing dozens of skiers posting face shots galore. But maybe not....Believe me, I wish we could test that theory!!!

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Why? Why? Why aren't the resorts open?!  I see the webcams. There seems to be enough snow to open a few runs.  There are surely enough tracks!  Why is Crystal closing on Monday and Tuesday?  This Mama needs to ride on Tuesday!  What's a girl to do?  Is there a reasonable chance that something fairly close to Seattle will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday?  And how about Steven's next weekend (the 14th)? I'd love to hear any of your opinions regarding potential resort openings next week.  I'm riding somewhere on Tuesday!


Sounds like your disparate, Whistler and Blackcomb are open (5 hours away)

They have a lot of snow making equipment (bought as insurance for the Olympics). Skiing man made is rare so a lot of areas don't even have  equipment. The Alpine is expecting about another 2 feet by Tuesday. The base now is only 2 feet plus man made.  Most other areas are lower and will expect rain. A Pineapple express is coming.  This would be typical conditions if it was early November.

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