Snow brings deep powder for skiers, buries Mount Rainier visitor center

Staff WriterFebruary 18, 2014 

At 8:03 a.m. Tuesday, the Mount Rainier National Park webcam at Paradise shows the first floor of the Jackson Visitor Center is covered by snow.


After a slow start to winter, there is no shortage of snow in the mountains.

There is 153 inches of snow at Paradise on the west side of Mount Rainier, according to the Northwest Avalanche Center.

The park webcam shows snow so deep at Paradise that the first floor of the Jackson Visitor Center is buried. The national park announced via Twitter that the road to Paradise will not be open Tuesday because of storm warnings, wind and avalanche danger.

At Crystal Mountain, where the slopes have received 35 inches of snow in the last 48 hours, the resort announced via its website this morning it will be open today (Feb. 18) after power outages on Monday.

White Pass has received 16 inches in the last 24 hours. Alpental at the Summit at Snoqualmie has received 14 inches in the last 24 hours and 39 inches in the last 48 hours.  

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