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It’s time to strap on the skis or snowboard and take advantage of the fresh powder.

There will be a brief dry period Tuesday, followed by another frontal system approaching the state late Tuesday through Thursday, bringing an increasing chance of snow or snow showers.

Every ski area from British Columbia south to Oregon and east to Idaho received a good amount of snow in the past few days — 2 to 18 inches. Base coverage remains excellent and should stay that way well into early spring.

Expected snowfall totals through Thursday:

  • Summit at Snoqualmie, 8-16 inches of new snow (251 inches for the season).
  • Mount Baker, 9-19 inches new (288).
  • Crystal Mountain, 5-9 inches new (329).
  • Stevens Pass, 9-17 inches new (269).
  • White Pass, 7-13 inches new (231-263).
Rachel Emmons, of Yakima, left, watches Nora Emmons ski the Snow Devil run, 6,500 feet above sea level at White Pass Ski Area. (Craig Hill/AP, file photo))
Rachel Emmons, of Yakima, left, watches Nora Emmons ski the Snow Devil run, 6,500 feet above sea level at White Pass Ski Area. (Craig Hill/AP, file photo))
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At The Summit at Snoqualmie, groomers are adding a layer of nice corduroy to the steeper slopes such as Parachute, Triple 60 Face, Hogwild and Silver Nugget. The terrain park is in great condition with plenty of fun features.

Mount Baker Ski Area, celebrating 24 inches of new snow over the weekend, is offering a special deal to current passholders from any West Coast ski area: a half-price lift ticket ($26.50) on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 2-3.

There are plenty of groomed trails for cross-country skiers at Lake Wenatchee State Park; Methow Trails; Stevens Pass; Cabin Creek area off Interstate 90, and Leavenworth Winter Sports Club. Trails at The Summit at Snoqualmie reopen Friday, and White Pass reopens Thursday.

Kahler Glen, nestled on the edge of Lake Wenatchee, not only has miles of cross-country trails, but also has a sledding hill, overnight accommodations, and when conditions allow there is an ice-skating pond with skates available for a small donation.

A cross-country skier treks through the Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Area. The area offers 25 miles of trails.
A cross-country skier treks through the Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Area. The area offers 25 miles of trails. About 70 percent of the trails are dedicated to cross-country skiing and are looped on a series of ridge tops with scenic views of Lake Chelan and the North Cascades.

At Mount Rainier National Park the gate to Paradise at Longmire is open with chains required on two-wheel drive vehicles at Cougar Rock; all vehicles are required to carry chains. The snow-play sliding hill at Paradise is generally open depending on daily weather conditions. Ranger-guided 1.8-mile snowshoe walks are available Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through March 27 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. outside of the Jackson Visitor Center. Be sure to check the website for road conditions and restrictions before heading up. Through Monday, Paradise was covered with 120 inches of snow. For updates, go to www.nps.gov/mora/index.htm.

Oregon: Mount Bachelor, 111-138 inch base; Timberline, 103; Hoodoo, 61; Mount Hood Meadows, 100-168; Mount Ashland, 79-119; and Mount Hood Ski Bowl, 44-48. Reopening this weekend is Cooper Spur, 32. Willamette Pass, 58-118, was closed on Monday.

Idaho: Sun Valley, 72-97; Brundage, 72-98; Tamarack, 52-74; Schweitzer, 62-96; Lookout Pass, 68-103; Bogus Basin, 59-67; Kelly Canyon, 34-59; Pebble Creek, 26-51; and Silver Mountain, 54-65.

Montana: Whitefish Mountain Resort is open daily, with a 97-inch base, and 222 inches this season. A total of 105 trails and nine lifts are operating, with night skiing Friday and Saturday.

British Columbia: Whistler-Blackcomb, 81; Cypress, 119; Mount Washington, 69-103; Whitewater, 97-98; Manning Park, 61-81; Big White, 93; Revelstoke, 28-85; Fernie, 47-104; Mount Seymour, 49-101; Red Mountain, 87; Grouse Mountain, 59-110; Kicking Horse, 33-65; Apex, 74; Silver Star, 51-72; Sun Peaks, 61-68; Panorama, 25-49; and Kimberley, 47.

Latest snow and lift reports:

Which ski areas are open and closed:


Resort

Hours

Base


Summit West, Snoqualmie Open: Wed-Fri: 4-10pm; Sat: 9am-10pm; Sun: 9am-5pm; closed Mon-Tue 87 inches

Summit Central, Snoqualmie Open: Mon-Sat: 9am-10pm; Sun: 9am-5pm 87 inches

Summit East, Snoqualmie Open: Sat-Sun: 9am-4pm; closed Mon-Fri 87 inches

Nordic Center, Snoqualmie Open: Fri-Sun: 9am-3:30pm; closed Mon-Fri. Tubing center open Fri-Sat: 9am-9pm; Sun: 9am-5pm; closed Mon-Thu 87 inches

Alpental, Snoqualmie Open: Tue-Sat: 9am-10pm; Sun: 9am-5pm; closed Mon 100-120 inches

Mount Baker Ski Area Open daily: 9am-3:30pm 120-160 inches

Crystal Mountain Open daily: 9am-4pm 64-88 inches

Stevens Pass Open: Mon-Tue: 9am-4pm; Wed-Sat: 9am-10pm; Sun: 9am-6pm 67-90 inches

White Pass Open daily: 8:45am-4pm; night skiing Sat until 9pm.; nordic center is open Fri-Sun 78-92 inches

Mission Ridge Ski & Board Open: Mon and Thu-Feb. 8: 9am-4pm; closed Tue-Wed; night skiing Sat until 8pm 52-62 inches

49° North Mountain Open: Mon-Tue and Fri-Sun: 9am-3:30pm; closed Wed-Thu 87-140 inches

Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Open: Wed-Thu and Fri-Sat: 9am-9:30pm; Sun: 9am-4pm; closed Mon-Tue 62-85 inches

Ski Bluewood Open: Wed-Thu and Fri-Sun: 9am-4pm; closed Mon-Tue 80-96 inches

Whistler-Blackcomb Open daily: 8:30am-3pm 81 inches

Mt. Bachelor Open daily: 9am-4pm 111-138 inches

Leavenworth Winter Sports Club Open: Icicle River, Golf Course and Ski Hill nordic trails open; ski hill/tubing open Wed and Fri: 3-8 pm; Sat-Sun: 9:30am-5pm 33 inches

Methow Trails Open daily: 21 trails groomed Jan. 31-Feb.1 at Mazama; 18 at Rendezvous; 21 at Sun Mountain; and 12 at Winthrop 37 inches
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