Mountain Report

Tips Up (12/12/18 @ 5:00 a.m.)  Good morning Crystal riders, it’s Wednesday, and this is Forrest with Ski Patrol bringing you the morning update from the summit.  Yesterdays storm carried over through the night bringing winds and a good amount of snow.   We’ve received about a foot of new snow up top which remains untouched since only the lower slopes were open yesterday!  The winds have been swirling but mostly out of the west and southwest creating deep pockets of goodness to go along with increased coverage throughout the mountain.  Patrol will be out early this morning on avalanche duty as we hope to increase available terrain throughout the day.  It should be deep out there and I’m excited for it!  As always, keep in mind that even with the pile of new snow, early season conditions like rocks/trees etc. still exist so have fun and stay safe.  I’ll see you out there! 

The Mt. Rainier Gondola, Green Valley Express, Chinook Express, Quicksilver and Discovery chairlifts are scheduled to operate today, from 9am-4pm.  The Forest Queen Express lift will likely open tomorrow, pending evaluation later this morning.

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Snowfall Totals

Snowfall Totals
8”
OVERNIGHT
6,230 FT.
13”
24 HOURS
6,230 FT.
15”
48 HOURS
6,230 FT.
7”
OVERNIGHT
4,570 FT.
7”
24 HOURS
4,570 FT.
9”
48 HOURS
4,570 FT.
17”
SNOW DEPTH
4,570 FT.
26”
SNOW DEPTH
6,230 FT.
48”
SEASON
TOTAL

Temperatures

  • 26°F

    4,570 FT.
  • 20°F

    6,230 FT.
  • 18°F

    6,830 FT.

Webcams

Mt. Rainier Gondola (6,856 FT.)
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Chair 6 (7,002 FT.) view larger picture
Gold Hills (5,044 FT.)
Chair 6 (6,080 FT.) view larger picture
Base Camp (4,440 FT.) view larger picture

Average Wind Speed at 6,830 FT.

32.0 MPH W

Surface Conditions

Surface Conditions
xPowder
xPacked Powder
xMachine Groomed
Hard Packed
Heavy Snow
Spring
Variable

Snowmaking

Snowmaking
OvernightIn-progress
Broadway
Tinkerbell
Quicksilver
The Burn
Upper Arwine's
Lower Arwine's
Lower Ferk's
Lower Deer Fly
Meadow

Snowfall Chart