Here we go – Thanksgiving Weekend openings in the Northwest

With the storms that arrived recently bringing snow to the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, the 2014-2015 winter season has begun. Two Washington resorts opened for operations last weekend and more are looking to open for the holiday weekend.

Mission Ridge Ski and Snowboard Park had their season opening weekend on Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23.  They are planning to reopen for the holiday weekend on Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30 with Chair 1 operating.  More information about Mission Ridge’s operations can be found on their website or contact Sam Chapin,, 509-588-9404.

49 Degrees North Mountain Resort is possible on Friday, November 28.  Opening is weather dependent, so changes to opening day plans are possible.  For current information on possible opening operations check the website or contact Alexis Hartmann,,  (509) 935-6649 x. 607.

Mt Baker Ski Area will be open on Thursday, November 27 from  9 AM to 2 PM with a limited operation on the Heather Meadows Handle Tow and Chair 2. The Heather Meadows Day Lodge will also be open, as well as the retail and rental shops.  For more information about operations and conditions go to the website at  or contact Amy Towbridge,, 360-734-6771