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1/28 Conditions Report

2:30pm Operations Update: At approximately 12:09 p.m., an avalanche occurred on the run Nertz within the ski area boundary. The area of the avalanche is accessed via the Wenatchee Express chairlift, which is also referred to as Chair 2. Three guests were in the area of the slide but none were buried. No other guests or staff are believed to have been on the run at the time. A thorough search of the area is being conducted out of an abundance of caution. At this time there have not been any reports of missing skiers and the skiers involved in the slide did not see any other skiers in the vicinity. The Wenatchee Express Chairlift (Chair 2) and Chair 3 have been closed for the remainder of the day. Ski Patrol will be going out on the mountain during the remaining daylight hours to continue to assess conditions and perform avalanche mitigation work in a variety of locations on the upper mountain.

10:30am Update: The snow on the groomed runs is soft and feels more spring-like than mid-January. The warm temps and sunshine popping through the clouds at the Base Area also make it feel a bit more like late March. We are experiencing high winds at the summit, with calm winds in the Base Area and at Midway. We are watching wind speeds, and there is the possibility that winds will impact some chair operations today. Due to the warm overnight temperatures, there are limited groomed runs today. All normal Chair 1 run have been groomed this morning, but there are limited groomed options on Chairs 2 and 4, with only one groomed run on Chair 3 today.

Early Morning Report: Temperatures stayed above freezing across the mountain overnight, but we avoided any significant precip. Even though it was a soggy one out there yesterday, laughs and smiles were abundant, and the reports about surface conditions being “surprisingly fun” kept coming in. While the conditions we will experience today are not the norm, we are looking forward to another fun day of adventuring out there. Surface conditions will vary, but look for soft, wet snow on and off the groomed runs, with areas of firm snow (especially off the groomed run) as well. Coverage may be variable as well and might look different in places than it did a couple of days ago. There will also be limited grooming today due to the warm overnight temps. All normal Chair 1 run have been groomed this morning, but there are limited groomed options on Chairs 2 and 4, with only one groomed run on Chair 3 today.

To check out the full grooming report, CLICK HERE.

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Operations Info

Forecast

1/28 – Rain and patchy fog. Partly sunny, with a high near 37. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Mountain Operations 

1/28 – 9am-4pm

Lift Status*

1/28 – All chairs and all surface lifts are scheduled for operation from 9am to 4pm.

*Chairs scheduled for operation. Chair configuration may change at any time. 

Terrain**

Surface conditions will vary, but look for soft, wet snow on and off the groomed runs, with areas of firm snow (especially off the groomed run) as well. Coverage may be variable as well and might look different in places than it did a couple of days ago. There will also be limited grooming today due to the warm overnight temps. All normal Chair 1 runs have been groomed this morning, but there is limited groomed options on Chiars 2 and 4 with only one groomed run of of Chair 3 today.

Low coverage in places. Please stay on open runs and respect all rope lines/trail closures, as they are there for your safety.

**Anticipated open runs. Run status may change at any time. Additional terrain will open as conditions permit.

Base Area Operations

Season Pass/Ticket Office

OPEN at 8am each day. 

Day tickets are $139 for ages 25-69, $129 for ages 18-24, $119 for ages 13-17, $99 for ages 8-12, $9 for ages 7 & under and $69 for ages 70+. Save $20 for most ages when you purchase tickets in advance and online!

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Food Service

Chair 5 Pub – OPEN 8am-4:30pm

KaWham Cafe – OPEN 8am-4:00pm

Midway Lodge – OPEN 10am-2:30pm

Taco Cat – CLOSED

Outback Snack Shack – CLOSED

Igloo – OPEN 11am-2pm

Rental Shop

OPEN from 8am-4:30pm

RENT GEAR NOW

Retail Shop

OPEN from 8am-4:30pm

Ski School 

OPEN from 8am-4:30pm

For lesson availability, CLICK HERE.

Calendar

We are now open daily with Night Skiing on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Nights!

For the full, planned operations calendar, CLICK HERE.

Uphill Policy

Uphill Policy Is Closed.

UPHILL POLICY