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Skiers and snowboarders continue to deal with another rollercoaster of weather for the next few days with mostly saturated slopes, but there is hope on the horizon.

There is very strong warm front laden with moisture and a high snow level (4,000 to 8,000 feet) that was expected to stall over the state through Monday, but the rain should decrease moving into Tuesday and then return on Wednesday.

Powder-hounds will likely have to wait until the end of this week for any possible snowfall accumulation. A series of cold fronts arrive Thursday and Friday, and freezing levels will slowly drop – 2,000 to 4,000 feet – bringing rain at first, then changing to snow.

Higher-elevation ski areas like Mount Baker, Stevens Pass, White Pass and Crystal Mountain received 3 to 10 inches of snow since Saturday.

Abandoning her skis, 6-year-old Jena Rausch, of Greenwater, throws herself at a huge snowball in an attempt to move it near the Main Lodge at Crystal. (Lindsey Wasson/The Seattle Times)
Abandoning her skis, 6-year-old Jena Rausch, of Greenwater, throws herself at a huge snowball in an attempt to move it near the Main Lodge at Crystal. (Lindsey Wasson/The Seattle Times)

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Season snowfall totals through Monday:

•Summit at Snoqualmie, 322 inches.

•Mount Baker, 288.

•Stevens Pass, 290.

•Crystal Mountain, 365.

•White Pass, 261-294.

•Whistler-Blackcomb, 308.

•Mount Bachelor, 342.5-352.

At Mount Rainier National Park the gate at Longmire to Paradise was open Monday, with traction tires advised. 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 116 inches of snow. For updates, go to

Oregon snow-total update: Mount Bachelor, 97-125 inch base; Timberline, 105; Mount Hood Meadows, 95-177; Mount Ashland, 66-109; Hoodoo, 55; Willamette Pass, 64-118; and Mount Hood Ski Bowl, 36-44. Cooper Spur, 29, and Anthony Lakes, 61, reopen this weekend.

A ski patrol member checks the snow depth at Mount Baker Ski Area.
A ski patrol member checks the snow depth at Mount Baker Ski Area. Photo courtesy of Mount Baker Ski Area.

Idaho update: Sun Valley, 70-85; Brundage, 67-92; Tamarack, 50-74; Schweitzer, 54-90; Lookout Pass, 69-107; Bogus Basin, 58-65; Kelly Canyon, 38-66; Pebble Creek, 26-53; and Silver Mountain, 60-72.

Montana update: Whitefish Mountain Resort is open daily, with 91-inch base, and 241 inches this season. A total of 105 trails and 13 lifts are operating, with night skiing Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

British Columbia update: Whistler-Blackcomb, 95; Cypress, 126; Mount Washington, 73-109; Whitewater, 97-98; Manning Park, 61-87; Big White, 91; Revelstoke, 28-93; Fernie, 47-99; Mount Seymour, 57-108; Red Mountain, 90; Grouse Mountain, 69-118; Kicking Horse, 36-72; Apex, 83; Silver Star, 52-74; Sun Peaks, 64-71; Panorama, 25-49; and Kimberley, 45.

Latest snow and lift reports:

Which ski areas are open and closed:




Summit West, Snoqualmie Open: Mon-Fri: 4-10pm; Sat: 9am-10pm; Sun: 9am-5pm; closed Feb. 22-23 80 inches

Summit Central, Snoqualmie Open: Mon-Feb. 27: 9am-10pm 80 inches

Summit East, Snoqualmie Open: Mon and Sat-Sun: 9am-4pm; closed Tue-Fri and Feb. 22-26 80 inches

Nordic Center, Snoqualmie Open: Mon and Fri-Sun: 9am-3pm; closed Tue-Thu. Tubing center open Mon-Thu: 9am-5pm; Fri-Sun: 9am-9pm; closed Feb. 22-25 80 inches

Alpental, Snoqualmie Open: Mon and Sun: 9am-5pm; Tue-Sat and Feb. 23-27: 9am-10pm; closed Feb. 22 91-122 inches

Mount Baker Ski Area Open daily: 9am-3:30pm 125-149 inches

Crystal Mountain Open daily: 9am-4pm 60-94 inches

Stevens Pass Open: Mon and Wed-Sun, and Feb. 24-28: 9am-10pm; Tue and Feb. 22-23: 9am-4pm 63-89 inches

White Pass Open daily: 8:45am-4pm; night skiing Sat until 9pm.; nordic center is open Thu-Sun 72-98 inches

Mission Ridge Ski & Board Open: Mon-Sat: 9am-4pm; night skiing Sat until 8pm 50-61 inches

49° North Mountain Open: Mon-Tue and Fri-Sun: 9am-3:30pm; closed Wed-Thu 92-147 inches

Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Open: Mon and Wed-Sat: 9am-9:30pm; Sun: 9am-4pm; closed Tue 48-82 inches

Ski Bluewood Open: Wed-Thu and Fri-Sun: 9am-4pm; closed Mon-Tue 72-92 inches

Whistler-Blackcomb Open daily: 8:30am-3pm 95 inches

Mt. Bachelor Open daily: 9am-4pm 97-125 inches

Leavenworth Winter Sports Club Open: Three nordic trails open; ski hill/tubing Mon: 10am-4pm; and Tue-Fri: 10am-5pm; Sat-Sun: 9:30am-5pm 23 inches

Methow Trails Open daily: 22 trails groomed Feb. 14-15 at Mazama; 19 at Rendezvous; 21 at Sun Mountain; and 12 at Winthrop 33 inches