• Crystal Mountain opening day delayed

    By: STACIA GLENN, The News Tribune


    CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN, Wash. - Crystal Mountain Ski Resort reported it did not get the snow needed to open on Friday, but said it is really close.

    The resort also said there could be more snow early next week.

    On KIRO 7 live at 5, we're PinPointing dropping snow levels and the chance for feet of snow in some parts of the Cascades. Watch on-air or online here

    The resort got 20 inches of snow last weekend and another 6 inches was expected this coming weekend. 

    Officials said the mountain might have been ready to welcome skiers and snowboarders.

    The resort had posted on Facebook, “The forecast looks good so stay tuned and keep your schedules open.” 

    Last year, the resort opened the Mount Rainier Gondola, Green Valley Express and Discovery Chair on Nov. 25, with a base of 10 to 28 inches of snow.

    The resort told people to stay tuned.

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