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February 12, 2015 at 7:08 AM

Summit at Snoqualmie ski area closes for lack of snow

A webcam view Thursday morning shows lots of bare ground at the Summit Central slopes of the Summit at Snoqualmie ski area.

A webcam view Thursday morning shows lots of bare ground at the Summit Central slopes of the Summit at Snoqualmie ski area. The nearby Alpental slopes, the last to remain open, closed as of Thursday.

It’s been a horrible, snow-light winter for Washington skiers, and the Summit at Snoqualmie has given up — at least temporarily. Just before a holiday weekend, it’s tough timing for the low-elevation ski area at 3,022-foot Snoqualmie Pass.

As of Thursday, all lifts at Alpental — the multi-slope resort’s highest hill, and the only one that remained open this week — are closed, according to the resort’s website:

Well, we’ve put up a solid fight and while it’s not over yet, we have to call it for the time being. The main run down to the base area at Alpental continues to deteriorate and the temperatures at night are making it impossible to climb the slope in our groomers to continue repair work. Since we don’t see Sessel continuing to provide a route down, we can’t keep Alpental open through the weekend. Right now it looks like after today (Wednesday) Alpental will close until suitable conditions allow big repair work or significant snow falls. Hopefully we see a change soon.

The base of Alpental ski area on Thursday. (Summit at Snoqualmie web cam image)

The base of Alpental ski area on Thursday. (Summit at Snoqualmie webcam image)

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