Skiers and snowboarders will see a light dusting in the upper Cascades through Friday.

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Skiers and snowboarders still “praying for snow” will see a light dusting in the upper Cascades through Friday.

At this point, every little bit counts, but it’ll be short-lived as the extended outlook shifts back to sunshine and warm temperatures beginning Sunday and heading into next week.

Higher-elevation ski areas such as Crystal Mountain, Mount Baker, Stevens Pass and White Pass continue to have limited operations.

The alternative is British Columbia, Oregon and Idaho resorts, where most are running under somewhat normal operations.

Many B.C. resorts also received a dose of fresh snow this week, including Whistler-Blackcomb (57-inch base), Whitewater (83), Kimberley (41), Red Mountain (59), Silver Star (71), Big White (78), Fernie (54), Apex (65), Sun Peaks (62) and Revelstoke (82).

In Oregon, the snow-base coverage at Mount Bachelor is 90 inches, Mount Hood Meadows is 70, Timberline Lodge is 39, Mount Ashland is 56, and Anthony Lakes is 49. In Idaho, Sun Valley has a base of 34-64 inches, Bogus Basin is 30;,Brundage is 75, Grand Targhee is 38, Lookout Pass is 25-46, Schweitzer is 6-61, Tamarack is 30-51, and Silver Mountain is 32-41.

For Nordic skiers, the only choice is the Methow Valley Trails Association in northeastern Washington, which is open daily with groomed cross-country trails at Sun Mountain, Mazama and Winthrop.

At Lake Wenatchee State Park, Nordic trail grooming has been suspended due to a lack of snow. North Park is closed for the season. The sled hill is still open and in fair condition.

The Leavenworth Winter Sports Club is closed for the season unless more snow falls.

Ski conditions
Resort Hours Base-summit
Summit West, Snoqualmie Closed; check website for updates 6”
Summit Central, Snoqualmie Closed; check website for updates NA
Summit East, Snoqualmie Closed; check website for updates NA
Alpental, Snoqualmie Closed; check website for updates 21-47”
Nordic Center, Snoqualmie Closed; tubing center open Fri-Sun 9-5; closed Mon-Thu NA
Mount Baker Ski Area Open daily 9-3:30 22-37”
Crystal Mountain Open daily 9-3:30 0-43”
Stevens Pass Open Fri-Sat and Wed-Thu 9-10; Sun 9-6; Mon-Tue 9-4 32-37”
White Pass Open daily 8:45-4; night skiing Sat until 9 15-45”
Mission Ridge Ski & Board Open Sat-Sun 9-4; closed Mon-Fri 11-16”
49 Degrees North Mountain Closed; check website for updates 6-20”
Mount Spokane Ski Area Closed; check website for updates 1-42”
Ski Bluewood Open Thu-Sun 9-4 18-32”