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July 5, 2020

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Washington ski areas to open soon following blast of snow


SEATTLE — The blast of snow that hammered the Cascades last week has snowboarders and skiers looking to the slopes. They may not have to wait much longer.

Crystal Mountain Resort had gotten — and created — enough snow to open its Discovery Meadow area Friday for the weekend. Crystal is often the first to open in Western Washington. But other snowboard and ski areas shouldn’t be too far behind.

Stevens Pass has a tentative opening date of Wednesday. The Summit at Snoqualmie is also eyeing Wednesday, which is its average opening day. The Summit West area is likely to be the first part of the mountain to open because it gets the best snow coverage.