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a view of mt rainier and surrounding area from the top of the Ridge

Saturday 1/12 Forecast

Conditions have been great and the weather is looking fine for a full day of skiing at the Ridge! This evening join us for Night Skiing on Chair 4 from 4 to 8 pm, the Twilight Snowshoe Trek, beginning at 4:30 pm, and the third installment of our Mountain Music Series, featuring Massy Ferguson! 11:00 am Update: It's a three volcano day! The views from the top of Chair 2 are incredible this morning, and the skiing is great too! A persistent cloud layer has settled in around Midway, so be cautious and keep your speed under control as you approach congested areas. Have fun out there!

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a skier in pink skiing fresh snow with snow-covered trees in background

Friday 1/11 Forecast

The new snow this week has done a great job at refreshing the slopes, softening up off-piste terrain and making for soft and smooth groomed surfaces. We're expecting relatively calm winds and comfortable temps today. It's going to be another fantastic day of riding at the Ridge!

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skier escaping his own sluff in front of a big larch

Thursday 1/10 Forecast

We have received 1" overnight and 5" of new snow since Monday! Temperatures have been hovering around freezing since the first storm cycle came through on Tuesday, so there may be some variable characteristics in the new snow, but there's 5" of fresh on the ground and that's all that really matters to this snow reporter. We're expecting the sun to come out after about 11 am, so it should be a gorgeous pow day! 11 am Update: The clouds cleared just in time for first chair this morning, making for a classic bluebird pow day! The new snow has had some time to settle and it's developed a stiff layer in the top inch or so. The skiing is actually getting better as those crusty areas get busted up by all the folks out there ripping it up! If deep snow isn't your thing, you're in luck because the groomers are super smooth and soft, fun times guaranteed!

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a view of the summit area of Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort

Monday 1/7 Forecast

We're expecting another breezy, sunny day, featuring firm & fast corduroy. Join us for a few laps this morning to extend the weekend vibes! A brief reminder that we will be returning to our standard operating schedule this week, closed Tuesday-Wednesday, open Thursday-Monday.

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view of the Wenatchee valley as skiers descend a groomed slope

Sunday 1/6 Forecast

We have received a trace of snow overnight and we expect breezy conditions today as we enjoy the slopes. The new Fun Park is now open on Katsuk, be sure to take a lap or two through there today to check it out, it's a blast! 11:00 am Update: The slopes are cold and firm this morning, perfect for zooming around the mountain and really setting those edges into the carve. Pockets of dust have accumulated off-piste and some fun skiing can be found in spots. It's a little breezy and the sun is partly obscured, so bundle up and have a great day on the Hill!

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skiers descend steep groomed slope in the sunshine

Saturday 1/5 Forecast

The weekend is here, and we're excited to kick it off by skiing some fantastic corduroy! We're expecting partly sunny skies and calm winds this morning, before the next front moves in tonight. This evening join us for Night Skiing on Chair 4 from 4 to 8 pm, the Twilight Snowshoe Trek, beginning at 4:30 pm, and from about 5:30 to 8:30 pm, a special doubleheader as the Seahawks crush the Cowboys and the second installment of our Mountain Music Series, featuring Dynamite Supreme! 10 am Update: It's a beautiful day on the Upper Mountain. At the present time, Chair 2 is in the sun from Hot Dog Hill to the Summit. A heavy fog has settled in on the Lower Mountain and visibility is very difficult. Remember to ski with caution and not to let your speed exceed your sight distance. Have fun out there!

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skier skiing fresh groomer with trees in background

Friday 1/4 Forecast

We have received 2" of new snow overnight and there's a chance for a bit more throughout the day today! The new snow in the base area is a bit heavy but it's done a great job at bonding with the surface from yesterday. We'll have to wait and see what conditions are like further up the hill, but I'm excited to get out and ski it! 10:30 am Update: The new snow is dense and creamy and effective at smoothing out the snow surface where it has bonded well. Variable conditions prevail, but where there are wind-scoured slopes you will find loading elsewhere so the game is to find the pockets of accumulation to get your fix! It's foggy on the Upper Mountain this morning, visibility is a bit challenging and it feels chillier than one might expect at the Summit. It's quite nice from the top of Chair 3 down to the base.

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Mission Ridge Ski School teaching kids to ski on the Pika Peak rope tow.

Thursday 1/3 Forecast

Mother Nature delivered on water content but forgot to include snowmaking temps with this storm. Reports from the grooming team indicate rain from the base area to a little above Midway, transitioning to snow from there. We will have to wait and see how temperatures behave throughout the day, but there's a chance of decent new snow accumulation on the Upper Mountain. 

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View of family traversing along the boundary road with a view of Mt. Rainier under cloudy skies.

Wednesday 1/2 Forecast

Join us for another great day of sliding at the Ridge, featuring smooth groomers and new features in the fun park that opened for the first time this season yesterday! We're expecting partly sunny skies and slightly warmer temperatures today ahead of another front that's expected to move into the area this evening. 10 am Update: Change is in the air, but one thing remains the same, the skiing is great! The corduroy is primo, just soft enough to hold a great edge, but firm enough to be fast and effortless. Off-piste, the icy crust from last weekend is beginning to break down and the snow surface is just the right consistency to be a solid base for new snow in the forecast. There are moody skies and a strong west wind at the Summit today, I'm looking forward to what this front has in store for us.

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skier going down a run with wenatchee valley in background.

New Years Day Forecast

Good morning to you and a very Happy New Year! Come on up to the mountain to ring in the new year and make a resolution to get some turns in. The forecast is calling for another beautiful sunny day with cool temps, light winds and tons of fun. Groomed conditions are coming out sweet today and will make your slide into 2019 a soft and smooth one.

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Sun and Powder... perfect combination!

January 18th, 2017Trip Advisor

New Mission LLC operates Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort under special use permits from the U.S. Forest Service and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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