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February 6, 2015 at 3:24 PM

Washington ski areas struggling, closing in the rain

It’s looking bad at the White Pass ski area in this view from its webcam Friday afternoon. Rain, rain go away is the fervent prayer of Washington’s Cascade ski areas, which have closed lifts (or shut down completely) and canceled lessons as the warm, wet weather washes out skiing and boarding. Crystal Mountain will run only…

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Comments | Topics: crystal mountain, Mount Baker, summit at snoqualmie

April 17, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Free days at Mount Rainier, but still winter in Paradise

America’s national parks will be fee-free on April 19 and April 20, including Mount Rainier National Park. (Washington state parks are fee-free on April 19 and on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day) But don’t go rushing up to Paradise, the visitor area at  5,400 feet on Mount Rainier, expecting to take a hike or…

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March 3, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Snow, snow and more snow in the mountains

Traffic was nonexistent in this webcam photo on Snoqualmie Pass just before 10 a.m. Monday. Interstate 90 was closed in both directions. (Washington State Department of Transportation) Do you remember something about a shortage of snow in Washington’s mountains? Naw. Snow was coming down so fast on Snoqualmie Pass that Interstate 90 was closed in…

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