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Powder Day


Hopefully at least some people out there took my advice and contracted that 24-hour bug that’s going around, for which the only known cure is a powder day. Today at Crystal is going to be good. I just woke up to the sound of Christina calling from the Summit House apartment to inform me that we were doing Avalanche Control this morning. It snowed 16″ in Green Valley last night!

Here’s a photo of the snow stake at my house this morning. It was snowing too 

hard to get a good shot, but you get the idea. I cleared it last night. Also, the winds seemed to have mellowed at the top of the mountain–at least for now. Fingers are crossed that the winds die down and everyone can ski the glorious face-shot-inducing fluff piling up all over the mountain.

Oh, and by the way. If you need a “letter from your doctor” about the cold you just contracted, I’d be happy to oblige. I am, after all, an EMT.

What a Snow Storm!


The city of Seattle is crippled by snow, but up here at Crystal Mountain, we’re loving it.  It has snowed over two feet since Sunday evening, and it is currently 12 degrees.  In a word: blower!

I took this first photo last night at 5 pm.  The stake was almost buried!







This next photo was taken this morning at 5 am.  Another solid 8 inches.  That’s a total of 28 in a little over 24 hours.  Incredible.








Today I plan to get out there and ski some of that low-density powder.  After a little avalanche control this morning to protect the gondola building crew, I will be doing exactly that.  Crystal is closed today and tomorrow, but I have a feeling I’ll see more than a few folks skinning up to get the goods.  We reopen Thanksgiving, and what a thing to be thankful for, snow!

Let’s Go Skiing


Woke up to fresh powder this morning.  Crystal Mountain’s opens tomorrow!  Let it begin!!