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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Average Wind Speed at 6,830 FT.
32.0 MPH W
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