Crystal Mountain plans to kick off its 2015-16 ski season at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Crystal plans to open the Mount Rainier Gondola and Green Valley Express lift servicing the green valley area high on the mountain. Only intermediate and advanced terrain will be open.
Lift tickets will be reduced to $40 for ages 16-69 and $30 for ages 11-15 and 70 and older. Kids and 10 and younger ski free. The resort plans to stay open until 3 p.m.
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For more details on the opening, visit crystalmountainresort.com.
Mt. Baker opened Thursday. Mission Ridge plans to open Nov. 27.
Methow Trails is open after the Winthrop area received two feet of snow over the past week. “This is our earliest opening in our 39-year history” James DeSalvo, executive Director for Methow Trails, said in a statement. “The snow just kept coming, and we have maximized every inch, creating a strong ski trail platform.” The 120-mile trail system is offering free skiing for REI members on Nov. 27.