What’s Open for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend in the Northwest

01_Cowboy Ridge at Stevens PassThe 2013-2014 winter season in Washington State has begun with many resorts offering skiing and snowboarding opportunities for the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.  The weekend weather forecast is showing a possibility of snow in the mountains.  Good news for all skiers and snowboarders.   Here is a rundown of what is open:

Mt. Baker Ski Area is in seven-day-a-week operation.  For the Thanksgiving Holiday operations will be out of the White Salmon Base Area. On Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1 Mt Baker will be operating both the White Salmon and Heather Meadows base area with all eight chairlifts and both beginner handle tows running.  Also, all three day lodges will be open. Check the snow report at for  operations details or contact Gwyn Howat, Operations Manager or Amy Trowbridge, Marketing Director at 360-734-6771.

Stevens Pass reopening on Thursday, November 28.  For more information on operations and conditions updates visit or contact Chris Danforth, VP Marketing & Sales, 206-812-7856,

49˚ North Mountain Resort will resume operations on Thursday, November 28.  For further information check their website or contact Sherry Brewer, Marketing Director, 509-935-6649 x607,

Mission Ridge is reopening on Friday, November 29. For more details on the operations and current conditions. please visit or contact Jordan Lindstrom, Marketing Director, 509-679-6202,  Click on this link to see the complete operating schedule

Mt Spokane reopening for Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1 operations with Lifts 2, 3 and 5 open at 9:00 am and continue operation through 4:00 pm, conditions permitting.  For the latest information visit the website at or contact Kristin Whitaker, Marketing Manager, 509.951.7192, or Brad McQuarrie, General Manager, 509.951.4877,

Crystal Mountain reopening on Saturday, November 30 with the Mt. Rainier Gondola accessing Green Valley for skiing and snowboarding, conditions permitting.   For the latest information and updates on lifts operating and conditions visit or contact Tiana Enger, or 369-663-3010.

Other resorts in Washington are evaluating their current snow depths and watching the weather forecasts to determine when they will be opening.  PNSAA will send updates as more resorts announce their opening dates.  For the most up-to-date information on your favorite resort, please visit their website.