Opening Day 11/18! | Operations & Event Calendar

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Last Updated:: 11:40am on 11/17/2017.

Chair 1Closed
Chair 2Closed
Chair 3Closed
Chair 4Closed
LibTech's 100LAPS Rope TowClosed
Pika Peak Rope TowClosed
48 hrs3"3"3"
24 hrs1"1"1"
Temp (°F)242828
Surface (?)---
Base Depth---

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Opening Day Announced

We are excited to announce that we will be opening for the 2017/18 season Saturday November 18th from 9am-4pm! An opening day of November 18th is a week earlier than scheduled and the second time in the last four seasons the resort has been able to open prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. Full Report


Friday 11am Update

And the word on an early opening day is… We have operational permits in hand from Washington State Parks and the US Forest Service and are so close to being able to open. But we have to ask you to hang in there with us a bit longer. We will not be able to make the official call on tomorrow's early opening until this afternoon. By 5pm we hope to announce that we will be opening for the season early on Saturday and Sunday 11/18-11/19 from 9am to 4pm. If we open tomorrow we will have Chairs 1 and 2 scheduled for operation and Sunspot, Tumwater, and Mimi scheduled to be open and groomed. There is still a chance that opening this weekend will not come together. In that case we will be excited to open for the 2017/18 season as scheduled on Friday 11/24. We know everyone is as excited as we are to get out and hit the slopes and we have really appreciated everyone’s understanding and patience as we have been working towards this early opening to the season. The Mission Ridge community is the best and we can’t wait to welcome you back for another great season. See you on the hill, -Tony Full Report


When is opening day?

To cut straight to the chase... Conditions are looking good and we are planning to start the 2017/18 season this Saturday, November 18th with a limited opening of Chairs 1 and 2 pending the arrival of permits from Washington State Parks and L&I. If things don’t line up for an opening on the 18th we will be excited to open for the season on Friday, November 24th. All the details… At Mission Ridge we always target the Friday after Thanksgiving for our “Scheduled Opening Day”. This date is identified in advance of the season with no certainty of what conditions will be when November rolls around. Even though the target is acquired before long term forecasts are compiled, over 50 years of experience tells us that this is a good bet. 7 out of the last 10 seasons The Ridge has been able to open on or before Thanksgiving weekend. On at least two of those opening days Mission was the first in the state to open. But what does all this mean for the first day of this season? Early November conditions on the mountain have come together from both a snowmaking and natural snowfall standpoint to make an early opening on Saturday the 18th a possibility. Our crews out on the mountain, in the lodges, and in the Base Area have been working extremely hard and their effort is certainly noticeable. A ton of work has been accomplished this offseason and we are excited to welcome you up to the mountain to experience these upgrades for yourself! On Wednesday, November 18th our crews finalized a successful inspection of the upgrades to Chair 1 and now we are awaiting the arrival of operational permit. We want to thank Washington State Parks and the US Forest Service for being such supportive partners in recreation with us! Whether the 18th or 24th is the day, we will begin the 2017/18 season as soon as we have this permit in hand. We will make the announcement as soon as we possibly can. Full Report

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