What’s Open in Washington – December 6th 2013 Update

The 2013-2014 winter season is on in Washington with many resorts having begun operation prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday. With the recent snow storms to pass through the region and ensuing cold weather more resorts have announced opening day and those already operating are offering more terrain. Here is a rundown of what’s happening in Washington:

Leavenworth Winter Sports Club, Washington.  Leavenworth Ski Hill will open the Tubing Park this weekend, Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 from 9:30AM-6:00PM.  The Leavenworth Ski Hill Lodge will be open during the Tubing Park operations.  For more information go to the website or contact Corey McKenna, Events & Marketing, 509-548-5477 or

White Pass Ski Area, Washington.  Opening  Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, 8:45 am – 4 pm with Great White, Chair 4, Basin Quad lifts.  Services available are: Day Lodge & High Camp food & beverage, rental and retail. The resort will close Monday – Wednesday to continue snow-making and grooming efforts.  Reopening is planned for Thursday, December 12th for daily operation (conditions permitting). For more information and conditions updates check their website or contact Kathleen Goyette, Marketing/PR Director, 509-945-3189 or

Pacific Northwest resorts that have already begun operations include:

49˚ North Mountain Resort, Washington.  For further information check their website or contact Sherry Brewer, Marketing Director, 509-935-6649 x607,

Crystal Mountain, Washington. For the latest information and updates on lifts operating and conditions visit or contact Tiana Enger, or 369-663-3010.

Mission Ridge, Washington. For more details on the operations and current conditions. please visit or contact Jordan Lindstrom, Marketing Director, 509-679-6202,

Mt. Baker Ski Area – Washington. Check the snow report at for  operations details or contact Gwyn Howat, Operations Manager or Amy Trowbridge, Marketing Director at 360-734-6771.

Mt Spokane, Washington. 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,

Stevens Pass, Washington.  In addition to the alpine area, the Nordic Center will be open this Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th from 9am-4pm, conditions permitting with 16 kilometers of groomed runs for classic and skate skiing spread across nine trails. There will also be snowshoe trails open. For more information on the alpine and nordic operations and conditions updates visit or contact Chris Danforth, VP Marketing & Sales, 206-812-7856,

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