Ski areas switch to weekend only operation as season winds down

Tacoma News TribuneApril 22, 2014 


A man skis in fresh snow on Chappelle's Run at Crystal Mountain, January 9, 2014.

PETER HALEY — Staff photographer Buy Photo

The 2013-14 ski season is on its last legs.

Monday marked the start of the first week of the season without daily operations at Crystal Mountain. The state’s largest ski area is transitioning to its spring schedule and reopens for weekend skiing on Saturday with its “Denim, Leather and Lace” themed weekend.

White Pass has also switched to weekend only operation. All lifts will be open April 26-27 but May 3-4 only the original ski area will be open and the resort will close at 2 p.m., two hours early.


The Summit at Snoqualmie has closed most of its terrain, but Alpental is scheduled to be open the next two weekends. It plans to host its annual Cinco de Mayo party (On May 5, of course), which typically marks the end of its season. 

The News Tribune is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service