Holiday Skiing and Snowboarding in the Pacific Northwest

Contact: John Gifford, President, 877-533-5520
Release Date: Saturday, December 27, 2014

La Conner, WA – With the recent snow storms, and more in the forecast, the holiday period is a great time to enjoy family fun skiing and snowboarding in the Pacific Northwest.   Here is a rundown of the region’s resort in operations:

OREGON

Mt Hood Meadows open daily for the season – with lifts scheduled from 9 AM – 4 PM. Night operations began Friday, December 26, with lifts scheduled to operate from 9 AM – 9 PM through Sunday, January 4, and extended hours until 12:15 AM New Year’s Eve. Current conditions and what lifts  may be available on their website www.skihood.com  or contact Dave Tragethon, dave.tragethon@skihood.com, 971-373-8111.

Anthony Lakes through Sunday, January 4, 9 am to 4 pm, in full operation. For more information about operations please go to their website http://www.anthonylakes.com/ or contact Chelsea McLagan,  chelsea@anthonylakes.com, 541-856-3277 ext. 12.

Mt Bachelor is open daily with more than 1,400 acres available for skiing and riding.  For up to date information about Mt Bachelor’s operations go to their website http://www.mtbachelor.com/site/plan/info/winterconditions or contact Spencer Weimar, sweimar@mtbachelor.com, 541-693-0953.

Timberline Lodge operating seven days a week.  For more information about operations please go to their website http://www.timberlinelodge.com/conditions/ or contact Jon Tullis, jtullis@timberlinelodge.com, 503-272-3134.

Mt Ashland Ski Area operating 9 am to 4 pm with Sonnet and Windsor lifts, providing skiing and riding for beginner through advanced terrain. For more information about operations please go to their website http://mtashland.com/ or contact Jamie Schectman,  jschectman@skimtashland.com, 530-386-6597.

Mt Hood Skibowl Snow Tube & Adventure Park open 10 AM to 4 PM and Cosmic Tubing  5 PM to 11 PM every day through Sunday, January 4. For updates on operations and conditions at Mt Hood Skibowl operations go to http://www.skibowl.com/winter/ or contact Hans Wipper, hans@go.skibowl.com, 503-819-0712.

WASHINGTON

Bluewood Ski & Snowboard Resort is operating daily through Sunday, January 4 with the Skyline Express, Triple Nickel and the Platter Pull scheduled to start at 9 am.  Rental, Food Services and Snow Sports School will be available each day. For current conditions and operations go to http://www.bluewood.com/ or contact Eric Schultheiss  at  dev@bluewood.com , (509)221-9692.

Crystal Mountain is open daily from 9 am to 4 pm with 9 lifts and plan to add Northway and Gold Hills over the weekend which will mean the resort is 100% open. For more details on operations and current conditions go to http://crystalmountainresort.com/the-mountain/about/current-conditions/ or contact Tiana Anderson, tiana@skicrystal.com or 360-663-3012.

Mt Baker Ski Area open daily with both Base Areas and all 8 chairlifts. For more details on operations and current conditions go to http://www.mtbaker.us/snow-report/ or contact Gwyn Howat, gwyn@mtbaker.us, 360-927-7899.

Stevens Pass Mountain Resort in daily operation with night skiing and snowboarding until 10pm every night through Sunday, January 5.  To get current operations and conditions check their website at www.stevenspass.com or contact Chris Danforth, christopher.danforth@stevenspass.com, 206-812-7856.

White Pass Ski Area is open for daily operations.  For more information on conditions and operations go to http://skiwhitepass.com/the-mountain/snow-report.aspx or contact Kathleen Goyette, kat@skiwhitepass.com, 509-945-3189.

Mission Ridge Ski and Snowboard Park will be open 7 days a week through Monday, January 5th.  Food service, rental, retail, child care and the snowsports center for lessons will also be available. More information about Mission Ridge’s operations can be found on their website http://www.missionridge.com/snow-report  or contact Sam Chapin, schapin@missionridge.com, 509-888-9404.

Methow Trails is operating daily with most trails groomed for ski and bike.  Daily grooming reports with real time GPS trail updates can be found at methowtrails.org, via the free Methow Trails app or by calling 509-996-3860.

Loup Loup Ski Bowl is open daily through Sunday, January 4.  For more information on conditions and operations go to http://www.skitheloup.com/ or contact CP Grosenick, manager@skitheloup.com, 509-557-3402.

49 Degrees North is in full operation and open seven-days a week from now until Sunday, January 4.  For current information on operations and conditions check the website http://ski49n.com/snow_report.php or contact Alexis Hartmann, AHartmann@ski49n.com,  (509) 935-6649 x. 607.

Mt Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park is open 9 am to 9:30pm seven-days a week through Sunday, January 4,  running Chairs 2, 3, & 5 with night skiing.  For current information on operations and conditions check the website http://www.mtspokane.com/snowreport  or contact Kristin Whitaker, Kristin@mtspokane.com,  (509) 238-2220.

CALIFORNIA

Mt Shasta Ski Park is open daily with three lifts and a carpet, terrain parks and tubing hill.  For current operations and conditions please see the website http://skipark.com/the-mountain/conditions/ or contact Andy Aguilera, andy@skipark.com, 530-926-8600.

IDAHO

Bogus Basin Holiday hours are 9:00am-4:30pm daily through Sunday, January 4. For more information on operations and current conditions go to the website  http://bogusbasin.org/ or contact Alan Moore, alan@bogusbasin.org,  208-869-6624.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort is open for the season with seven-days a week operations with lifts running 9 am to 3:30 pm.   More information about Schweitzer’s operations and conditions can be found on their website http://www.schweitzer.com/mountain/snow-report/ or contact Sean Mirus, smirus@schweitzer.com,  208-263-9555.

Lookout Pass Ski Area is open daily through Monday, January 5th Lifts operate 9-4 PM PST, and 8:30-4 PM on weekends.  Snow Sports School, Rental Shop, F&B and Loft Pub are in full operation. For more information go to their website https://skilookout.com/ or contact Phil Edholm, phil@skilookout.com, 208-744-1234.

Silver Mountain Resort will be opening for seven-days a week through Monday, January 5.  Open every day for skiing, boarding, tubing, snowshoeing and scenic rides. For current conditions and operations check the website http://www.silvermt.com/site_Snow-Report/SnowReport.aspx or contact Neal Scholey, Neals@silvermt.com, 208-783-1531.

ALASKA

Alyeska Resort will be open with for skiing & riding starting at 10:30am seven-days a week operation. To get current conditions and operations check the website http://www.alyeskaresort.com/snow-report.aspx or contact Eric Fullerton, efullerton@alyeskaresort.com, 907-382-0442.

Eaglecrest is open with the Porcupine Chair from 9am- 3pm every day until Monday, January 5..  For more information about operations check the website www.SkiJuneau.com  or  contact Jeffra Clough, Jeffra.Clough@skijuneau.com,  907-790-2000 x219.

MONTANA

Whitefish Mountain Resort is open 7 days a week with lifts operating from 9 am to 4 pm.  For more information and current conditions go to the website http://skiwhitefish.com/the-glory/ or contact Riley Polumbus, rileyp@skiwhitefish.com, 406.862.1948

Many of the 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.

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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.