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Local ski areas are giddy about early snow, but how long will it last?

The Summit at Snoqualmie measured four inches of fresh snow at Alpental on Tuesday morning.
The Summit at Snoqualmie measured four inches of fresh snow at Alpental on Tuesday morning. Twitter

Local ski areas are stoking excitement among skiers and snowboarders by circulating images of the season’s first snowfall.

On Tuesday morning, The Summit at Snoqualmie tweeted pictures that showed four inches of fresh snow at the top of Alpental, the highest of the resort’s four ski areas. On Monday morning they tweeted images of a a dusting of snow with the proclamation “Summer is over folks!”

Late Tuesday morning. White Pass tweeted an image of snow on one of its ski runs.

On Monday, Crystal Mountain tweeted a picture of snow at the bottom of Chair 6 and stated that it is “looking like winter.”

Forecasts, including “the Old Farmer’s Almanac,” call for cooler but drier than normal winter. The National Weather Service predicts snow through Friday at Crystal Mountain. However, it’s not quite time to wax the skis and snowboards. The National Weather Service is predicting showers this afternoon through Friday on Snoqualmie Pass and a mix of rain and snow at White Pass.

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