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Skier under blue skies skiing through a powder pocket in front of large cliffs.

Monday 12/31 Forecast

We have received 2" of new snow overnight on the Upper Mountain and we're expecting another gorgeous clear day at the Ridge as 2018 comes to an end! Here's to many more sunny, snowy days to come in 2019! 10:30 am Update: The new snow has mixed in with the old to refresh the groomed surfaces making them fast and smooth, but still quite firm in spots. The new snow is very light and hasn't bonded with the firm surface quite as well as we had hoped, but it's still a lot of fun to get off-piste on some new fluff. It's cold out there today, so be sure to dress appropriately, cover any exposed skin and take breaks to warm up as necessary. 

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Sunday 12/30 Forecast

We received 1" of new snow last night and we expect to see sunny skies and pleasant conditions today as we enjoy the slopes, perfect for the Sunday cruise! After you've built up an appetite, join us in the lodge for a burger and drink as the Hawks kick off this afternoon. 11 am Update: Chair 2 is now open and we have all chairs in operation. It is a beautiful sunny day out on the mountain with some nice conditions on the groomed runs.

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snowboarder descending groomed slope with skiers and trees in background

Saturday 12/29 Forecast

3pm Operations Update: Due to sustained high winds and foretasted increasing winds this afternoon Night Skiing is canceled. The Mountain Music Series will continue on with Blue Space starting at 4:30pm. The Twilight Snowshoe Trek will also still be taking place tonight with a modified route. We hope to see you all in the Lodge tonight for some prime rib and live music!

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skier on groomed run with trees and cloud in background

Friday 12/28 Forecast

We have another beautiful morning on our hands up on the mountain! Look for cool temps, calm winds and plenty of fun out there today. Clouds will increase over the course of the day as will the chance of new snow. We are hoping to see another couple inches of fresh today with the possibility of more throughout the weekend. As we turn our collective attention from Christmas to New Years, its time to get out on the mountain to celebrate 2018 and look forward to a fresh start in 2019.

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Snowboarder looking west over the top of Mission Ridge to Mt Rainier.

Thursday 12/27 Forecast

We received 2" of new snow yesterday! Consistent cold temperatures this week have been great for preserving the snow surface for some excellent skiing and riding conditions. Sunny skies should dominate today, so join us for some fantastic skiing and epic views from the Top of the Ridge! 10:30 am Update: Mesmerizing views and cold snow: this is what you can expect to find at the Ridge today! All chairs are spinning and all runs and terrain are open. Despite the beautiful sunshine, it's chilly on the slopes and on the chairs, with wind chill values in the single digits. Be sure to bundle up and cover any exposed skin to avoid potential frostbite.

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Woman skiing groomed run in bright red jacket.

Wednesday 12/26 Forecast

The cold temps continue, allowing the corduroy to set up very nicely! The slopes are in great shape and the forecast is predicting additional snowfall today to keep that trend moving in the right direction. All designated runs are open, so there's plenty of great skiing for all to enjoy. Let it Snow! 10:30 am Update: Passing snow showers have left an inch of new snow on the hill this morning! The groomed surfaces are smooth and fast and off-piste areas are beginning to get refreshed. Winds are relatively calm, but it's chilly on the hill today. Join us at Midway or in the Hampton Lodge for cocoa and a snack when you need a warm up!

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skier in yellow coat descending steep narrow chute

The Mission Ridge Christmas Story

‘Twas 6 in the morning, when all through Mission Ridge’s Lodge like house Not a creature was stirring, not even a Pika (which is essentially a really fat mouse). The beer mugs were placed, on the bar shelves with care In hopes that fresh ale, soon would be there. The Groomers were nestled, all snug in their Snow Cats, For all their hard work they deserve the tip of all your hats. And the Snow Makers are always more than up for the task Each one undoubtedly donned in a warm winter cap, For the Ridge was just about to wake from its off hours nap. When over the radio arose such a clatter, That this snow reporter set down his coffee mug, to see what twas the matter. And what to my wondering eyes should appear, But a beautiful sun on the rise and bluebird skies drawing near. We’ll have comfy temps throughout the day, and a high near 31, And little to no wind and plenty of sun. The groomed runs have been fitted with fresh corduroy pants, And Cowboy Doug the groomer said he even saw Prop Man doing a midnight snow dance. While this morning there may be no new snow on the ground, The Lift Mechanics And Ops will have chairs 1, 2, and 3 a runnin’ for you to make many a round. We hope that your stockings were stuffed to the brim and we know that your tummy will surely get it’s its fill, And look forward to soon seeing you on the hill. Happy Holidays to you and yours from everyone here at Mission Ridge!

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skier in green coat on groomed run with cliffs in background

Christmas Eve Forecast

Only one more ski 'til Christmas and we're expecting another fantastic day on the Hill! The grooming elves have been busy at work making the corduroy that we all love so you can expect great groomed conditions this morning with the new snow tilled into the snow surface. All terrain and gates are expected to stay open today and there are still plenty of soft turns to be found! 10:30 am Update: It's a bluebird sunny day with epic views from the top and amazing riding conditions too, what a day to be on the Mountain! Reminder, we will close at 2 pm today and we will open at 11 am tomorrow.

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skier on steep tree run skiing through powder snow

Sunday 12/23 Forecast

We have received 3" of super light snow overnight and it's expected to continue snowing today. All gates and terrain are expected to be open again today and this new snow should make for another day of fantastic skiing! 11am Update: Happy Powder Day! The sun comes and goes this morning, making for variable visibility on the upper Mountain, but the skiing is awesome all over the mountain. I hope you have a ripping time!

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skier dressed as santa claus skiing groomed run under partly cloudy skies

Saturday 12/22 Forecast

It's a cold, clear morning at the Ridge! Santa's coming to visit early this year because there's a storm on our doorstep. So join us for some fantastic skiing and to celebrate Christmas on the Mountain! We have a bevy of family-friendly activities planned, including pictures with Santa and the annual Torchlight Parade at 5:30 pm. 10:30 am Update: Sunny skies and excellent snow conditions today. The corduroy is smooth, off-piste conditions are soft and all off-piste access gates are open for the first time this season! It really is Christmas on the Mountain!

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January 27th, 2018Trip 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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