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Category: ski areas
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. 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…

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February 9, 2015 at 3:24 PM

Need a skiing fix? Head for the Methow Valley

Skiers and dogs head up the Gunn Ranch trail recently in the Methow Trails system. (Methow Trails photo) Heartbroken over lack of snow at your favorite downhill resort? Aghast at webcam views of what should be pristine, snowy slopes but are showing more dark spots than a Dalmatian? If cross-country skiing will fill your winter schussing…

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February 3, 2015 at 3:56 PM

Trial allows dogs with skiers on easy trails at Chelan’s Echo Ridge

A skier navigates a ridgetop at Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Area, near Lake Chelan, where dogs may accompany skiers on some easy trails in a trial program starting Saturday. (photo by Carol Pucci / The Seattle Times, 2007) Beginning Saturday, Feb. 7, you may cross-country ski with your dog on some of the easier Forest Service…

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January 27, 2015 at 5:05 PM

$12 Super Bowl Sunday lift tickets at Stevens Pass (don’t wait long)

Brady Hastings, of Everett, launches off a jump at Stevens Pass ski resort. (photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times) Don’t have the thousands of dollars to go watch the Super Bowl in Arizona? Then spend $12 — yes, it’s a 12th Man thing — for a ski lift ticket on Super Bowl Sunday at…

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November 26, 2014 at 2:54 PM

At a glance: Ski areas open Thanksgiving weekend

Lifts weren’t running yet, but that didn’t stop Blake Taylor, 18, of Kirkland, from trying a jump at Stevens Pass ski resort Monday, Nov. 24. (photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times) Are slopes opening for the holiday weekend? Here’s what’s been announced as of 3 p.m. Wednesday. Click on the links for latest updates. WASHINGTON More

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