Due to the complexity and variability of our pre-opening mountain setup and snowmaking operations we are currently closed to any uphill skiing, snowshoeing or hiking in the areas and runs as indicated on the attached early season map. Run/area closure status may change at any time.
Closed runs/areas are: Tumwater, Sunspot, Mimi
Ski touring (up or down the ski area), snowshoeing, or hiking within these zones of the ski area is prohibited. At this time of year things change rapidly and the mountain operations departments are working hard to get us ready to open. The safety of the public and our staff during this timeframe is our top concern. If in doubt – stay out.**
The rest of the mountain is open for public access but may require hiking up and/or down due to low-snow coverage. Typically the routes become safe and clear when the majority of the mountain is open with natural snow and the snowmaking equipment is cleared from the runs. At that point, we will revert to the standard uphill policy. We ask that all users understand that we are all working together to provide opportunities for amazing winter recreation.
** Currently the ski runs are strewn with high-pressure hoses and high-voltage electric lines for snowmaking. Skiing/hiking over these lines and hoses can cause expensive damage to the lines and could result in injury or even death to you. Damage to the lines also puts our employees at risk while they handle and move the lines. The electric cords carry 480 volts of current and the hoses hold water at 500-850 psi. so nicks or cuts in the lines is incredibly dangerous for our workers.