Seventy-five years ago, when rope tows were the cutting edge of ski technology, it was unlikely anybody envisioned the sport evolving into what transpired Sunday afternoon.
The same storm thats set to bring heavy winds to Western Washington this week will also dump up to two feet of snow in the mountains, forecasters said.
When you ski every day like Whistler marketing VP Stuart Rempel, covering all 8,171 acres is doable as long as you have expert skills. But what about the typical visitor from Washington, who looks up at the two massive peaks with only a weekend to take them on? With a good plan you can get a pretty good sample of Whistler's runs.
Whitewate Ski Resort, in Nelson, B.C., combines deep, dry snow with lots of runs through the trees.
The Summit at Snoqualmie will open its 2012/2013 ski season Saturday, ski area officials just announced. This latest winter storm has delivered 14 inches of snow in the last 24 hours, all that was needed to get the Summit West base area ready to operate.
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