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Tue., Oct. 1, 2013, 8:31 a.m.

Crystal Mountain gives skiers first taste of winter

This is for the diehards who just can't wait any longer! Crystal Mountain ski resort near Mount Rainier opened its terrain Oct. 1, 2013,  to take advantage of 22 inches of new snow for a special kickoff to the season.Tickets were available for $15 for the first 75 people to purchase online for a limited opening. Season passes were not valid. You must have a ticket to get on the gondola.  (Crystal Mountain)
This is for the diehards who just can't wait any longer! Crystal Mountain ski resort near Mount Rainier opened its terrain Oct. 1, 2013, to take advantage of 22 inches of new snow for a special kickoff to the season.Tickets were available for $15 for the first 75 people to purchase online for a limited opening. Season passes were not valid. You must have a ticket to get on the gondola. (Crystal Mountain)

WINTER SPORTS -- The Crystal Mountain ski resort near Mount Rainier says it is open Tuesday for a limited number of visitors for what it calls “Roctober SkiFest.”

Crystal Mountain says it has 22-inches of snow in places and its gondola will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “for the lucky 75 who were glued to Facebook” Monday night.

No other lifts or services are available. 




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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