What’s Open in the Pacific Northwest – December 6th 2013 Update

What’s Open in the Pacific Northwest – December 6th 2013 Update

Contact:  John Gifford, President, 877-533-5520

Release Date:  Friday, December 6, 2013, for immediate release.

La Conner, WA – The 2013-2014 winter season is happening in the Pacific Northwest with many resorts having begun operation prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday.  With the recent snow storms to pass through the region and ensuing cold weather more resorts have announced opening day and those already operating are offering more terrain.    Here is a rundown of what’s happening in the northwest:

Leavenworth Winter Sports Club, Washington.  Leavenworth Ski Hill will open the Tubing Park this weekend, Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 from 9:30AM-6:00PM.  The Leavenworth Ski Hill Lodge will be open during the Tubing Park operations.  For more information go to the website http://www.skileavenworth.com/conditions or contact Corey McKenna, Events & Marketing, 509-548-5477 or cmckenna@skileavenworth.com.

White Pass Ski Area, Washington.  Opening  Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, 8:45 am – 4 pm with Great White, Chair 4, Basin Quad lifts.  Services available are: Day Lodge & High Camp food & beverage, rental and retail. The resort will close Monday – Wednesday to continue snow-making and grooming efforts.  Reopening is planned for Thursday, December 12th for daily operation (conditions permitting).  For more information and conditions updates check their website http://skiwhitepass.com/the-mountain/snow-report.aspx or contact Kathleen Goyette, Marketing/PR Director, 509-945-3189 or kat@skiwhitepass.com.

Anthony Lakes, Oregon.  Opening for the season on Saturday, December 7 with operations each Saturday & Sunday, from 9am – 4pm until Sunday, December 15. Starting Saturday, December 21st, the resort is scheduled be open daily through January 5th for the holiday break, except closed Christmas Day. For more details and updates on conditions go to the website http://www.anthonylakes.com/ or contact Chelsea McLagan, Marketing Director, 541-856-3277, chelsea@anthonylakes.com.

Whitefish Mountain Resort,  Montana.  Opening Saturday, December 7 for its 66th Winter Season with top-to-bottom skiing including Hellroaring Basin. Chairs 2, 3, 6 and the Big Easy Carpet will open at 9 a.m. and Chair 1 will open at 9:30 a.m. Chairs 7 and 8 will open at 10 a.m.  Other services include food & beverage in the Base Lodge Café, Summit House and Ed & Mully’s; plus Kids Center & Daycare, the Ski & Ride School, rental shops and retail.  Learn more about special deals and stay up-to-date on snow conditions and mountain operations by checking the website, http://skiwhitefish.com/ or contact Riley Ploumbus, Public Relations Manager, 406-862-1948, rileyp@skiwhitefish.com.

Eaglecrest, Alaska.  Will open on Saturday, December 7 with the Porcupine Chair running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to service the Muskeg and Dolly Varden trails. A small terrain park feature will be set up on Dolly Varden.  Also open is the rental shop, Eaglecrest Grill and Mountain Lift Coffee and snowsports school offering  beginning ski and snowboard lessons. Information on operations and conditions updates are available at http://www.juneau.org/ecrestftp/index.php or by contacting Jeffra Clough, Director Sales/Marketing & Snowsports School, 907-790-2000 x219, Jeffra_clough@skijuneau.com.

Pacific Northwest resorts that have already begun operations include:

Mt Bachelor, Oregon.  For more on available services, ticket prices and conditions updates visit www.mtbachelor.com or contact Andy Goggins, Director of Marketing and Communications, 541-693-0953, agoggins@mtbachelor.com. The resort will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

Mt Hood Meadows, Oregon. For more information on lift prices, conditions, operations schedules and pricing offers for this weekend please check the http://www.skihood.com/The-Mountain/Conditions or contact Dave Tragethon, Executive Director of Communications, 971-373-8111, dave.tragethon@skihood.com.

Mt Hood SkiBowl, OregonFor more information and updates visit http://www.skibowl.com/winter/ or contact Hans Wipper, 503.819.0712, hans@go.skibowl.com.

Timberline Lodge – Oregon.  For complete details on operations and conditions check the website http://www.timberlinelodge.com/conditions/ or contact Jon Tullis, Public Affairs Director, 503-272-3134, jtullis@timberlinelodge.com.

49˚ North Mountain Resort, Washington.  For further information check their website http://www.ski49n.com//snow_report.php or contact Sherry Brewer, Marketing Director, 509-935-6649 x607, marketing@ski49n.com.

Crystal Mountain, Washington. For the latest information and updates on lifts operating and conditions visit http://crystalmountainresort.com/ or contact Tiana Enger, tenger@skicrystal.com or 369-663-3010.

Mission Ridge, Washington. For more details on the operations and current conditions. please visit http://www.missionridge.com/ or contact Jordan Lindstrom, Marketing Director, 509-679-6202, jlindstrom@missionridge.com.

Mt. Baker Ski Area – Washington. Check the snow report at http://winter.mtbaker.us/snow-report/ for  operations details or contact Gwyn Howat, Operations Manager or Amy Trowbridge, Marketing Director at 360-734-6771.

Mt Spokane, Washington. For the latest information visit the website at http://www.mtspokane.com/snowreport or contact Kristin Whitaker, Marketing Manager, 509.951.7192, kristin@mtspokane.com or Brad McQuarrie, General Manager, 509.951.4877, brad@mtspokane.com.

Stevens Pass, Washington.  In addition to the alpine area, the Nordic Center will be open this Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th from 9am-4pm, conditions permitting with 16 kilometers of groomed runs for classic and skate skiing spread across nine trails. There will also be snowshoe trails open. For more information on the alpine and nordic operations and conditions updates visit http://www.stevenspass.com/site or contact Chris Danforth, VP Marketing & Sales, 206-812-7856, christopher.danforth@stevenspass.com.

Alyeska Resort, Alaska.  For more details about what chairlifts and terrain will be operating check the snow report page on their website http://www.alyeskaresort.com/snow-report.aspx or contact Jessica Pezak, Marketing Director, 907-754-2215, jpezak@alyeskaresort.com.

Lookout Pass, Idaho. Visit www.skilookout.com for updates or contact Christopher Barrett, Marketing Director at 208-744-1301 x21, christopher@skilookout.com for more information.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Idaho. Get updated information on operations at http://www.schweitzer.com/mountain/snow-report/ or contact Sean Biggs, Marketing Director, 208-255-3031, sbriggs@schweitzer.com.

Silver Mountain Resort, Idaho.  For updates on conditions and resort operations check the website http://www.silvermt.com/site_Snow-Report/SnowReport.aspx or contact Jeff Colburn, General Manager, 208-783-1111, JeffC@silvermt.com.

Other resorts in the Northwest are evaluating their current snow depths and watching the weather forecasts 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.