Updates on snow, pass and driving conditions
by Greg Whittaker
The Mt Baker Ski Area is OPEN, and Crystal Mountain is a go for limited operations tomorrow, Saturday 11/21. Get your gear waxed up and head to the hills people! Snow reports are good: the last storm cycle left the the Mt. Baker Ski Area with 34" at the base and over 60" at the top of Pan Dome.
Speaking of which, that was an amazing storm that started cold depositing a good layer of snow down to 3000 ft throughout the Cascades. Later, it warmed up as it slammed wind and waves into West Seattle, with sightings of a surfer off Constellation Park. There was another good cool down after the warm front with more snow in the hills. Check out the photo in the slideshow of Highway 410, you can barely tell there is a road there. Highway 2 also got hit hard, with the pass currently closed at Skykomish with no predicted opening. This could be devastating for Stevens Pass and the pass-holders who are ready to go, so much thanks to the highway department for working hard to this lifeline open as soon as possible.