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November 24, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Snow close, but Crystal can’t quite open yet for skiing, boarding

A view of Crystal slopes on Monday afternoon (taken from a webcam with, ahem, incorrect time). The snow’s looking pretty good now, but the forecast for this week is bad (rain and high winds) so Crystal can’t yet set an opening date. Crystal Mountain, Washington’s biggest ski and snowboarding area,  can’t set an opening day yet…

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October 30, 2013 at 6:02 AM

New chairs near completion at Whistler (with video)

Two new chairlifts are nearing completion at Whistler Blackcomb ski resort in British Columbia, and an email in my inbox with video of the helicopter-assisted construction this week is a reminder of a couple of things: Snow-sports season is just weeks away — or sooner, if we get a repeat snowstorm like we saw at the…

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