Mission Ridge open for weekend
Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort is operating on a Friday-to-Sunday schedule through Dec. 13. It will be open seven days a week for the holiday break, beginning Dec. 17 and running through Jan. 4. The first night ski will be Dec. 26 from 4 to 9 p.m.
• White Pass is reporting that 77 percent of the ski area is open, running the Great White Express, Far East Triple, Platter and Carpet lifts.
• Crystal Mountain is hosting an Arbor Snowboard demo day on Saturday. Arbor reps will be at the base area from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The demo is free, but participants must have an ID and credit card. The demo is for people 18 and older, or children with parental permission.
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The Summit at Snoqualmie is currently running four lifts and has 24 trails open.
Temperatures will fall beginning Saturday and flurries to light snow is expected through the weekend. The winds are expected to pick up Saturday but decrease during the day Sunday. Meanwhile, the avalanche danger has lessened. Current forecasts call for low danger levels below 7,000 feet. The improvement in conditions was due to recent mild temperatures that allowed the snowpack to settle, according to the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center.
Jeffrey P. Mayor, The News Tribune