METHOW VALLEY - While mediocre weather spoiled the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at many Western Washington ski areas, cross-country skiers in Eastern Washington are enjoying a good season.
The Methow Valley’s 200 kilometers of trails are in good condition despite their own bout with warm weather.
The downhill slopes at Loup Loup Ski Bowl – a one-lift ski area between Twisp and Okanogan – are also in decent shape.
Blue skies are forecast for this weekend in the Methow Valley, too.
• The rain that forced the closure of White Pass, Alpental, Summit West and Crystal’s Northway lift on Monday is expected to return today, according the National Weather Service so check resort snow reports before heading to the hill.
However, snow is predicted for Saturday. Sunny skiers are predicted for Sunday through Tuesday.
• The Summit at Snoqualmie still has not announced an opening day for Summit East but, according to its website, resort officials hope the ski area will be open by the end of the month.
Summit East has been closed since a landslide wiped out the main chairlift in January 2009. The lift is being replaced with the old Silver Fir lift from Summit Central.