Mountain Report

Tips Up! (11/24/17 5:00 a.m.) We hope you had a nice Thanksgiving with friends and family!  After some wet weather the past couple of days the temps have dropped and it’s snowing lightly.  The Chinook Express, Forest Queen Express, Mt. Rainier Gondola, Rainier Express and Green Valley chairlifts are scheduled to operate today and tickets will be $55.  Coverage near the base and along the ridges is thin so ski/ride with caution and watch for unmarked objects.  The Discovery chairlift is closed due to low snow coverage.  As long as temps remain low we will begin making snowing the base area.  The Summit House will remain closed until next week.  Crystal Kids and the Snowsports School are closed until we get more snow.  The good news is it’s still early and La Nina is coming which means we’ve got lots of snow heading our way this winter.  Looking for the best way to save on lift tickets this season?  Look no further than our 5-Packs which are available online now.  Save up to $60 on tickets during our Winter Whiteout Sale now until Monday!  

Snowfall Totals

Snowfall Totals
2”
OVERNIGHT
6,230 FT.
2”
24 HOURS
6,230 FT.
2”
48 HOURS
6,230 FT.
1”
OVERNIGHT
4,570 FT.
1”
24 HOURS
4,570 FT.
1”
48 HOURS
4,570 FT.
11”
SNOW DEPTH
4,570 FT.
30”
SNOW DEPTH
6,230 FT.
73”
SEASON
TOTAL

Temperatures

  • 28°F

    4,570 FT.
  • 21°F

    6,230 FT.
  • 21°F

    6,830 FT.

Snowfall Recorded by CMWX Site

0.8"

New Snow Since 9 AM 4,570 FT.

1.6"

New Snow Since 9 AM 6,230 FT.

0"

Snowfall Rate Per Hour 4,570 FT.

0"

Snowfall Rate Per Hour 6,230 FT.

Webcams

Mt. Rainier Gondola (6,856 FT.)
view larger picture
Chair 6 (6,080 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.

8.0 MPH W

Primary Surface Condition

Primary Surface Condition
Powder
Packed Powder
Machine Groomed
Hard Packed
Heavy Snow
xSpring

Secondary Surface Condition

Secondary Surface Condition
Powder
Packed Powder
Machine Groomed
Hard Packed
Heavy Snow
Spring

Visibility

Visibility
Bottom
4,570’
Top
6,830’
GOOD
xFAIRx
LIMITED

Snowfall Chart