Who’s Open as of December 3, 2015

Posted on December 3rd, 2015

PNSAA logoContact:  John Gifford, President, 877-533-5520
Release Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015

More snow in the mountains from the recent storms, and more forecasted for the next few days, means additional Pacific Northwest resorts will begin operations for the 2015-2016 winter season.  Following is a rundown of the resorts that will be operating this weekend.



Crystal Mountain is operating daily.  For more information on conditions and operations go to: http://crystalmountainresort.com/the-mountain/current-conditions or contact Tiana Anderson, tiana@skicrystal.com, 360-663-3012.

Mission Ridge Ski & Snowboard Resort will reopen on Friday, We will re-open Friday, December 4 through Sunday, December 6 9am-4pm. For details see: https://missionridge.com/snow-report or contact Tony Hickok, ahickok@missionridge.com, 509-588-9404.

Methow Trails is open daily with the majority of trails groomed.  For more information go to: http://www.methowtrails.org/winter-trails/grooming/  or contact James DeSalvo, james@mvsta.com, or (509) 996-3287.

Mt Baker is operating daily White Salmon Base Area.  For more information go to: http://www.mtbaker.us/snow-report/.

Stevens Pass Mountain Resort will open on Friday, December 4 from 9am to 4pm, operating the Daisy chair, one Magic Carpet in the learning area, and the Rope Tow with a rail park.  Also open will be the Ski & Snowboard School, Rental Equipment, Retail and Food & Beverage.  More snow is expected and the resort will open more lifts and terrain as conditions permit. For details see: www.stevenspass.com, or contact Alysa Hetze, alysa.hetze@stevenspass.com, 206-812-7344.

White Pass Ski Area will reopen on Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6, 8:45 am to 4 pm with weekend-only operation until there is additional snowpack.  For more details go to http://skiwhitepass.com/the-mountain/snow-report.aspx or contact Kathleen Goyette, kat@skiwhitepass.com or 509-945-3789.


Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort announced opening day of the 2015-2016 season will be Saturday, December 5, 2015. The resort will operate Saturdays and Sundays, 9am – 4pm until the holidays.  All amenities will be in full swing including the café, Starbottle Saloon, Rental Shop, Learning Center, Retail Store and the Nordic Center. For more details on conditions and operations go to: http://anthonylakes.com/ or contact Chelsea McLagan, chelsea@anthonylakes.com, 541.856.3277.

Mt Bachelor  is operating daily with Pine Marten, Sunshine Accelerator and Skyliner from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. today. For more information go to: http://www.mtbachelor.com/conditions-report/ or contact Spencer Weimar, sweimat@mtbachelor.com, 541-693-0953.

Mt Hood Meadows will have a preview weekend Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6 with Mt. Hood Express high speed quad, two other lifts and the Ballroom Carpet conveyer running from 9 AM – 4 PM each day. More information: https://www.skihood.com/the-mountain/conditions, or contact Dave Tragethon, dave.tragethon@skihood.com, 971-373-8111.

Mt Hood Skibowl is operating the Tube Hill & Adventure Park and Cosmic Tubing.  Operations will be Friday through Sunday with day tubing from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and Cosmic Tubing Friday and Saturday from 5:00pm to 11:00pm.  For more information go to: http://www.skibowl.com/winter/ or contact Hans Wipper, hans.wipper@skibowl.com or 503-272-3206.

Timberline Lodge is in daily operations with the Pucci and Bruno lifts open from 9 am to 4 pm.  Conditions and operating information at: http://www.timberlinelodge.com/conditions/ or contact John Burton, jburton@timberlinelodge.com, 503-272-3345.


Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area   will have a partial opening Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6 from 9 am to 4:30 pm . Coach and Deer Point lifts will operate with a Terrain Park at Stewarts Bowl. Cross-country skiing is open on portions of the upper trails at the Nordic Center. More details at: www.bogusbasin.org, or contact John Hart, john@bogusbasin.org, 208-332-5125

Lookout Pass will reopen on Friday, December 4 with 2 lifts operating through Sunday, December 6 from 9 am to 4 pm PST.  More information at: https://skilookout.com/snow-report, or contact Phil Edholm, phil@skilookout.com, 208-744-1301.

Schweitzer Mountain will reopen on Friday, December 4 with plans to operate Basin Express Quad and Magical Carpet.   For more information on conditions and operations: http://www.schweitzer.com/mountain/snow-report/ or contact Sean Mirus, smirus@schweitzer.com, 208-263-9555

Silver Mountain will open Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6 for snow tubing, scenic rides and at the least, limited beginner ski terrain serviced by the conveyor lift. For current conditions and operations go to: http://www.silvermt.com/snow-report or contact Jeff Colburn, JeffC@silvermt.com, 208-783-1111.


Alyeska Resort us open daily from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. For operations and conditions details go to: http://www.alyeskaresort.com/snow-report.aspx or contact Eric Fullerton, efullerton@alyeskaresort.com, 907-382-0442.

Eaglecrest Ski Area will open for the season and begin normal operations on Saturday, December 5.  For more information see: http://www.skijuneau.com/hours-lifts.php or contact Jeffra Clough, jeffra.clough@skijuneau.com, 907-790-2000 x219 or Charlie Herrington, charlie.herrington@skijuneau.com, 907-790-2000 x227.


Whitefish Mountain is opening on Saturday, December 5.  For more information on operations and conditions go to http://skiwhitefish.com/snowreport/ or contact Christina “Riley” Polumbus, rileyp@skiwhtiefish.com, 406-862-1948.

Early season conditions note: variable conditions exist at the operating resorts so watch for unmarked objects and as always obey all closures.

Many of the resorts in the Northwest are watching the weather closely and evaluating their current snow depths to determine when they will be opening.  PNSAA will send updates as more resorts announce their opening dates.  For the most up-to-date information on your favorite resort, please visit their website.

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The Pacific Northwest Ski Areas Association is a non-profit trade association, which represents the interests of 35 ski and snowboard facilities located in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and California.  The Association’s member ski areas – most of which operate on public land – collectively host an estimated 5.5 million visits annually.  For additional information on Pacific Northwest skiing and snowboarding, contact the PNSAA office at (877) 533-5520, or visit www.pnsaa.org to link to the website of your favorite mountain.