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Silver Mountain to be open for skiing Saturday AND Sunday

Kathryn Grabel follows Steve Reynolds' turns over May corn snow on the slopes of Mount Spokane.
 (Steve Reynolds)
Kathryn Grabel follows Steve Reynolds' turns over May corn snow on the slopes of Mount Spokane. (Steve Reynolds)

SPRING SKIINGSilver Mountain officials have just announced that the resort will open its lifts for skiing and snowboarding on Saturday AND Sunday from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

An announcement earlier this week suggested the resort would be open for only one day.

Operators report 102 inches of snow at Kellogg Peak and 54 inches at mid-mountain.  A whopping 448 inchs of snow fell on the mountain this season.

Elsewhere, Steve Reynolds of Spokane skinned up to climb Mount Spokane on Friday to get the corn-snow skiing shot above.

Farther west,  Crystal Mountain is planning to ski into June and perhaps even July.

Paradise, on the south side of Mount Rainier, is still blanketed with more than 18 feet of snow.

In other words, the epic winter that produced such a spectacular ski season will also certainly mean a late start to hiking season on higher elevation mountain trails.




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Rich Landers
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