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Some ski resorts may open this weekend

Groomers hit the slopes at Lookout Pass Ski Area on Nov. 6, 2013, to start packing and preparing the newfallen snow for the upcoming season. (Lookout Pass Ski Area)
Groomers hit the slopes at Lookout Pass Ski Area on Nov. 6, 2013, to start packing and preparing the newfallen snow for the upcoming season. (Lookout Pass Ski Area)

WINTER SPORTS — Lookout Pass and 49 Degrees North ski areas have put skiers and boarders on alert that snow is piling up on their slopes and, depending on what the incoming storm deposits overnight, they may start their lifts this weekend for the first runs of the season.  

  • Lookout is ready to open as soon as Saturday.
  • 49 Degrees says it could open on Sunday

From 49 Degrees North minutes ago:

It’s snowing very hard at 49° North Mountain Resort, 1-hour north of Spokane; it started snowing lightly at about 10:30 AM and has continued to pick up in intensity through the day.  Prior to this storm we received 16” of new snow on the summit of Chewelah Peak and 9” at the base area. This has consolidated into a very dense base of snow on the upper ½ of the mountain. The National Weather Service is projecting that the winter storm currently impacting us will produce significant heavy snow accumulations at our elevation by tomorrow morning. If this storm produces snow accumulations as projected we plan on opening the resort for skiing and snowboarding on Sunday November 18th for limited operation.  Please check our website at www.ski49n.com dates and further information. 




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