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Monday, October 8, 2007

Waiting for Winter

posted by on October 8 at 16:25 PM

It’s not too early to Scotchgard your parka, shake the spiders out of your boots, and start craving powder.
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Now is the time to scrape up the cash for a season’s pass: prices are low for the Big S pass (good at all four resorts at Snoqualmie) through the end of October. Your bets for early season are Whistler Blackcomb in BC and Oregon’s Mt. Hood—both are already dusted with white. There’s nothing quite like Thanksgiving in the mountains (far from your family).

Stevens Pass has no snow yet, but they do have a beautiful new website. And Crystal just completed the high-capacity Northway chairlift, adding access to 1,000 acres of new north country terrain.

Think snow.

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Posted by left coast | October 8, 2007 5:10 PM
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Powder? Snow? Crystal? Dusted? Seeing spiders? Amy-Kate, you don't SEEM like a drug user, but I guess you never know.

Posted by Fnarf | October 8, 2007 5:26 PM
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Snow? You mean that frozen water-stuff we used to get up at the ski areas? Are you new to this area?

We haven't had decent snow for 10 years in Washington. I'm suprised Snoqualmie and Crystal are still in business.

Posted by TacomaRoma | October 8, 2007 5:46 PM
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This year winter is supposed to be much harsher than usual (harsh=good). I have faith.

Posted by Amy Kate Horn | October 8, 2007 5:50 PM
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The snow was awesome last winter -- tons of it, great snowboarding.

Posted by Dan Savage | October 8, 2007 5:56 PM
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Don't want to be negative, but you know that the winter snow pack at Snoqualmie is supposed to be so low that by 2050 there won't be enough to ski on (at least in any economically viable way). Enjoy it while you can.

Posted by Brian H | October 8, 2007 8:45 PM
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If you don't want to be negative, then don't be, Eeyore! The snow is not going to disappear from the Pacific Northwest tomorrow. Get out and live your life already.

Posted by Irena | October 8, 2007 11:36 PM
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@6 - gee, in 43 fucking years I MAY not be able to going skiing? Gosh, I'll stay home this year then.

@7 - Agreed.

Posted by same name | October 9, 2007 2:12 PM

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