Press Release – Who’s Open Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Several Washington ski resorts will be open this weekend – the list below gives details. Please note that not all resorts have enough snow to open all lifts – in particular Stevens Pass is hosting a rail event their base area only. 

Crystal Mountain opened on Saturday, November 21 with Mt. Rainier Gondola and Green Valley Express offering intermediate and advanced terrain only & no grooming. The Discovery Chairlift will be open starting on Friday, November 27, 2015 offering beginner terrain for kids and those just starting out.  Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other services available are food & beverage, equipment rental and retail.  The Snowsports School will begin offering lessons on Saturday, November 28.  For more information go to: or contact Tiana Anderson,, 360-663-3012.

Mission Ridge Ski & Snowboard Resort has announced their opening day on Friday, November 27.  Chairs 1 & 2 (the Liberator Express quad) and the Pika Peak rope tow will be in operation.  The ski school will be open, as well as the restaurant with an early season menu and the Ridge Mountain Works rental/retail store. For details see: or contact Tony Hickok,, 509-588-9404.

Methow Trails is celebrating the earliest opening in its 39-year history with more than 197 miles of groomed trails.  For more information go to: or contact James DeSalvo,, or (509) 996-3287.

Mt Baker has been open for daily operation since Thursday, November 19.  Starting Thursday, November 26 the resort will be in full Holiday operation for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  They will have all 8 chairlifts operating, both free handle tows and all 3 lodges open Thursday through Sunday!  For more information go to:

Stevens Pass Mountain Resort will have The After the Feast Rail Fest starting Friday, November 27 through Sunday, November 29.  The event is a rail session featuring at least six rails at the rope tow for all ages with shredding, food, drinks, fun and more from 10:00am-3:00pm each day.  For details see:, or contact Alysa Hetze,, 206-812-7344.