Friday is the first day of ski season in Washington, but South Sound residents will need a tank gas to hit the slopes.
49 Degrees North opens Friday-Sunday at 9 a.m. The ski area, the second largest in Washington, is located north of Spokane near the town of Chewelah.
For something a little closer, Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood is expanding to daily operations starting Friday. The year-round ski area has been offering weekend skiing.
Lookout Pass on the Idaho-Montana border opened Nov. 4 for weekend operations.
Crystal Mountain hoped to open for the season Friday, but had to cancel the plans when a recent storm didn’t deliver enough snow.