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Sunday 12/2 Forecast

Posted on December 2nd, 2018


11am Update

It feels great to get chair 2 spinning and ski laps off the Summit. The new snow has done wonders and the views from the chair are incredible. Poor visibility on the upper mountain persists, but it clears up about the middle of Tumwater 2. For your safety and the safety of others, please remember to ski in control at all times and respect all posted slow signs.

With 13” of new snow in the past week and tremendous contributions from the Mission Ridge Snowmaking, Grooming, and Mountain Operations crews, we are excited to announce that Chair 2 will open today! We are raring to get out there and ski top to bottom laps on some of the best snow the PNW has to offer. The forecast looks nice, with cool temperatures and light winds at the summit. A persistent cloud layer has settled in on the upper mountain, which may make for poor visibility until it clears. It's going to be another great day at the Ridge!


A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. Light and variable wind.


Terrain will be limited to Sunspot and Tumwater accessed by Chair 2 and Mimi, Pika Peak and the Lil' Bomber Terrain Park accessed from Chair 1 and the Pika Peak rope tow.

Additional terrain will open as conditions permit.

Early season conditions exist. Please stay on open runs and respect all rope lines/trail closures as they are there for your safety.


  • Chairs 1, 2 and the Pika Peak rope tow are scheduled for operation from 9am-4pm.
  • Day tickets are discounted to $54 for Adults, $44 for ages 18-24, $34 for ages 10-17, $5 for ages 9 and under and $10 for ages 70+ to reflect the limited opening of chairlifts and terrain.
  • The Chair 5 Pub and Kawham Café - OPEN with an early season menu.
  • Midway Lodge - CLOSED
  • The rental and retail shop - OPEN
  • The Mission Ridge Ski School - OPEN
  • The Child Care Center - OPEN

Early Season Operations Schedule

Nov. 30-Dec. 2: OPEN
Dec. 3-6: CLOSED
Dec. 7-9: OPEN
Dec. 10-13: CLOSED
Dec. 14-Jan. 1: OPEN DAILY

Operations Calendar

Uphill Policy

We are CLOSED to any uphill skiing, snowshoeing or hiking in the areas and runs as indicated on the attached early season map. The safety of the public and our staff during this timeframe is our top concern. If in doubt - stay out. Closed runs are Mimi, Compromise, Lower Chak Chak, Sitkum, Tumwater, Lip Lip, Nastar, Nertz, Sunspot, Katsuk, and areas around and above Midway. We are CLOSED to all uphill skiing, snowshoeing or hiking from 7am to 5pm on all operational days.

Click here for all the details regarding the current status of the Uphill Policy.


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