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Started off great in the morning but as soon as the sun came out, the snow started to get extremely heavy. Groomed runs were mainly packed/icy. By end of day you could see bare spots on the mid-upper mountain. In need of some new snow.

Started off great in the morning but as soon as the sun came out, the snow started to get extremely heavy. Groomed runs were mainly packed/icy. By end of day you could see bare spots on the mid-upper mountain. In need of some new snow.

Started off great in the morning but as soon as the sun came out, the snow started to get extremely heavy. Groomed runs were mainly packed/icy. By end of day you could see bare spots on the mid-upper mountain. In need of some new snow.
Bluebird day yesterday - snow held up really nice.

Bluebird day yesterday - snow held up really nice.

Bluebird day yesterday - snow held up really nice.
Suns out Guns Out!!! Spring snow in January can't beat it. Exposures on High Campbell stick to those groomers. GO HAWWKKSSS!

Suns out Guns Out!!! Spring snow in January can't beat it. Exposures on High Campbell stick to those groomers. GO HAWWKKSSS!

Suns out Guns Out!!! Spring snow in January can't beat it. Exposures on High Campbell stick to those groomers. GO HAWWKKSSS!
Sweet day

Sweet day

Sweet day
Great day. Sunny at the slopes. Notice the fog covering the low lands between the Olympics and cascades. Nice to see the blue sky's

Great day. Sunny at the slopes. Notice the fog covering the low lands between the Olympics and cascades. Nice to see the blue sky's

Great day. Sunny at the slopes. Notice the fog covering the low lands between the Olympics and cascades. Nice to see the blue sky's
The snow is soft & the moguls and easily be Destroyed!! Morning snow was great afternoon slush semi -ok

The snow is soft & the moguls and easily be Destroyed!! Morning snow was great afternoon slush semi -ok

The snow is soft & the moguls and easily be Destroyed!! Morning snow was great afternoon slush semi -ok
Blue bird day! It's hard but great!...

Blue bird day! It's hard but great!...

Blue bird day! It's hard but great!...
 The groomers have cleared 98% of the Moguls.   All the peaks are out today.

The groomers have cleared 98% of the Moguls. All the peaks are out today.

 The groomers have cleared 98% of the Moguls.   All the peaks are out today.
Lines at crystal were out of control.  Spent most of the day in line.  Northway lift line was an hour wait.  Stay away-this mountain is lacking operations and does not know how to handle capacity issues.  Last year for season pass.

Lines at crystal were out of control. Spent most of the day in line. Northway lift line was an hour wait. Stay away-this mountain is lacking operations and does not know how to handle capacity issues. Last year for season pass.

Lines at crystal were out of control.  Spent most of the day in line.  Northway lift line was an hour wait.  Stay away-this mountain is lacking operations and does not know how to handle capacity issues.  Last year for season pass.
No new snow here - horrible, stay home!

No new snow here - horrible, stay home!

No new snow here - horrible, stay home!
Traffic galore heading up to Crystal for rain and one inch of powder.  Rain and the base up to mid mountain.  Poor conditions.

Traffic galore heading up to Crystal for rain and one inch of powder. Rain and the base up to mid mountain. Poor conditions.

Traffic galore heading up to Crystal for rain and one inch of powder.  Rain and the base up to mid mountain.  Poor conditions.
More trails where opened up today.  Better coverage.  Good boards can finally come up the mountain

More trails where opened up today. Better coverage. Good boards can finally come up the mountain

More trails where opened up today.  Better coverage.  Good boards can finally come up the mountain
Slopes have a good 1

Slopes have a good 1" of rideable snow. Got some nice speed runs in. Light snow flurries my noon.

Slopes have a good 1
No 'crack of noon club' this time. Up early for some small powder stashes, horrific ice skiing, but early morning view of Mt. Rainer was spectacular.

No 'crack of noon club' this time. Up early for some small powder stashes, horrific ice skiing, but early morning view of Mt. Rainer was spectacular.

No 'crack of noon club' this time. Up early for some small powder stashes, horrific ice skiing, but early morning view of Mt. Rainer was spectacular.
The snow was pretty nice yesterday at Crystal. There was 4 inches of powder on the top, but ice underneath. So every time I made a hard turn I could feel the ice scrape against my skis. It was still really fun in the morning though.

The snow was pretty nice yesterday at Crystal. There was 4 inches of powder on the top, but ice underneath. So every time I made a hard turn I could feel the ice scrape against my skis. It was still really fun in the morning though.

The snow was pretty nice yesterday at Crystal. There was 4 inches of powder on the top, but ice underneath. So every time I made a hard turn I could feel the ice scrape against my skis. It was still really fun in the morning though.
Hit up Crustal on New Year's Day. It was icy hard packed with some exposures. Be careful as it is sketchy. High Campbell Chair and Hamburger were open and had a lot of rocks exposed. (See photo). It was a sunny day so it wasn't a bust but lots of traffic for the day off. Would recommend waiting until the next big snow storm before heading up. But Snoqualmie pass holders ride free so if you got a pass might as well put it to use!

Hit up Crustal on New Year's Day. It was icy hard packed with some exposures. Be careful as it is sketchy. High Campbell Chair and Hamburger were open and had a lot of rocks exposed. (See photo). It was a sunny day so it wasn't a bust but lots of traffic for the day off. Would recommend waiting until the next big snow storm before heading up. But Snoqualmie pass holders ride free so if you got a pass might as well put it to use!

Hit up Crustal on New Year's Day. It was icy hard packed with some exposures. Be careful as it is sketchy. High Campbell Chair and Hamburger were open and had a lot of rocks exposed. (See photo). It was a sunny day so it wasn't a bust but lots of traffic for the day off. Would recommend waiting until the next big snow storm before heading up. But Snoqualmie pass holders ride free so if you got a pass might as well put it to use!
12/25 Hit the groomers on luck shot  and some off piste runs on green valley open bowl. Very nice, grippy snow. Excellent visibility

12/25 Hit the groomers on luck shot and some off piste runs on green valley open bowl. Very nice, grippy snow. Excellent visibility

12/25 Hit the groomers on luck shot  and some off piste runs on green valley open bowl. Very nice, grippy snow. Excellent visibility
It's icy but always good to be on a mountain in the snow, be careful tho.

It's icy but always good to be on a mountain in the snow, be careful tho.

It's icy but always good to be on a mountain in the snow, be careful tho.
Skied on 12/24. Sorry for the late report here, better late than never right?

The weather: gorgeous, clear blue skies, light/nonexistent winds. Temps hovered in the 20s, although the strong winter sun made the shade feel quite cool in comparison. 

The snow: OK, better than expected considering it rained at the bottom the day prior. Found a few inches of soft snow on a nice, not icey base in upper green valley (near north back entry). Powder bowl off high campbell also had some nice lines once  you got off the icey+rocky ridge. However lower runs off Rex were ice and mogul city by early afternoon. 

Overall, good to ski and I didn't regret going. Although they definitely need a lot more snow and continued cool temperatures to prevent the icey base from rising up mountain.

Skied on 12/24. Sorry for the late report here, better late than never right? The weather: gorgeous, clear blue skies, light/nonexistent winds. Temps hovered in the 20s, although the strong winter sun made the shade feel quite cool in comparison. The snow: OK, better than expected considering it rained at the bottom the day prior. Found a few inches of soft snow on a nice, not icey base in upper green valley (near north back entry). Powder bowl off high campbell also had some nice lines once you got off the icey+rocky ridge. However lower runs off Rex were ice and mogul city by early afternoon. Overall, good to ski and I didn't regret going. Although they definitely need a lot more snow and continued cool temperatures to prevent the icey base from rising up mountain.

Skied on 12/24. Sorry for the late report here, better late than never right?

The weather: gorgeous, clear blue skies, light/nonexistent winds. Temps hovered in the 20s, although the strong winter sun made the shade feel quite cool in comparison. 

The snow: OK, better than expected considering it rained at the bottom the day prior. Found a few inches of soft snow on a nice, not icey base in upper green valley (near north back entry). Powder bowl off high campbell also had some nice lines once  you got off the icey+rocky ridge. However lower runs off Rex were ice and mogul city by early afternoon. 

Overall, good to ski and I didn't regret going. Although they definitely need a lot more snow and continued cool temperatures to prevent the icey base from rising up mountain.
Thanks for an amazing day Winks.

Thanks for an amazing day Winks.

Thanks for an amazing day Winks.
Awesome blue sky's with perfect snow

Awesome blue sky's with perfect snow

Awesome blue sky's with perfect snow
Couple good spots to be had up top but mid and lower icy moguls. Needs a good storm still

Couple good spots to be had up top but mid and lower icy moguls. Needs a good storm still

Couple good spots to be had up top but mid and lower icy moguls. Needs a good storm still
Many rocks on advanced runs, put some good dings in the old boards. No grooming yet, patrol said they won't until the cats are not pulling rocks to the surface. Mostly cloudy besides the peak, need 2 more good storms to be legit.

Many rocks on advanced runs, put some good dings in the old boards. No grooming yet, patrol said they won't until the cats are not pulling rocks to the surface. Mostly cloudy besides the peak, need 2 more good storms to be legit.

Many rocks on advanced runs, put some good dings in the old boards. No grooming yet, patrol said they won't until the cats are not pulling rocks to the surface. Mostly cloudy besides the peak, need 2 more good storms to be legit.
Bring your helmets and rock boards. Very hard packed and icy with quite a few rocks and a lot of moguls. Still made for a fun day, but I'm definitely waiting until conditions improve.

Bring your helmets and rock boards. Very hard packed and icy with quite a few rocks and a lot of moguls. Still made for a fun day, but I'm definitely waiting until conditions improve.

Bring your helmets and rock boards. Very hard packed and icy with quite a few rocks and a lot of moguls. Still made for a fun day, but I'm definitely waiting until conditions improve.
Report from Tuesday 12/17: Hard pack conditions over the whole mountian, icy in areas and thin cover on the lower mountian. Late afternoon sun did heat up the snow in green valley area and softened it up a bit.

Report from Tuesday 12/17: Hard pack conditions over the whole mountian, icy in areas and thin cover on the lower mountian. Late afternoon sun did heat up the snow in green valley area and softened it up a bit.

Report from Tuesday 12/17: Hard pack conditions over the whole mountian, icy in areas and thin cover on the lower mountian. Late afternoon sun did heat up the snow in green valley area and softened it up a bit.
Best conditions on the mountain. Highcambell all the way!

Best conditions on the mountain. Highcambell all the way!

Best conditions on the mountain. Highcambell all the way!
Skied High Campbell and Green Valley all day then downloaded on the gondola. Good conditions in green valley. Very thin coverage at the top of high Campbell, but good snow on the way down on both sides of the ridge. They need more snow but there was enough snow to have a great day.

Skied High Campbell and Green Valley all day then downloaded on the gondola. Good conditions in green valley. Very thin coverage at the top of high Campbell, but good snow on the way down on both sides of the ridge. They need more snow but there was enough snow to have a great day.

Skied High Campbell and Green Valley all day then downloaded on the gondola. Good conditions in green valley. Very thin coverage at the top of high Campbell, but good snow on the way down on both sides of the ridge. They need more snow but there was enough snow to have a great day.
Clear, sunny day. Early season conditions, but all in all not bad. Sparse coverage mid- to lower mountain.watch out for rocks.

Clear, sunny day. Early season conditions, but all in all not bad. Sparse coverage mid- to lower mountain.watch out for rocks.

Clear, sunny day. Early season conditions, but all in all not bad. Sparse coverage mid- to lower mountain.watch out for rocks.
Beautiful clear day today. Conditions not terrible.

Beautiful clear day today. Conditions not terrible.

Beautiful clear day today. Conditions not terrible.
It was good stuff for moguls. Most runs are groomed but there is more then enough variety for early season skiing. Wasn't icy at all.

It was good stuff for moguls. Most runs are groomed but there is more then enough variety for early season skiing. Wasn't icy at all.

It was good stuff for moguls. Most runs are groomed but there is more then enough variety for early season skiing. Wasn't icy at all.
Was a good sunny day. Definitely early season conditions! Not bad tho. Keeping up the snow dance!

Was a good sunny day. Definitely early season conditions! Not bad tho. Keeping up the snow dance!

Was a good sunny day. Definitely early season conditions! Not bad tho. Keeping up the snow dance!
bring a beater board cause the rocks will hurt below mid mountain. upper runs are ok...

bring a beater board cause the rocks will hurt below mid mountain. upper runs are ok...

bring a beater board cause the rocks will hurt below mid mountain. upper runs are ok...
Pretty good day up at crystal especially since they haven't had any new snow since Monday. It's super cold but it's keeping the snow nice, no mid day melt then overnight freeze making things icy. Over all good early December snow.

Pretty good day up at crystal especially since they haven't had any new snow since Monday. It's super cold but it's keeping the snow nice, no mid day melt then overnight freeze making things icy. Over all good early December snow.

Pretty good day up at crystal especially since they haven't had any new snow since Monday. It's super cold but it's keeping the snow nice, no mid day melt then overnight freeze making things icy. Over all good early December snow.
Today was seriously COLD, and the high winds at the summit made exposed ridges unbearable. The valleys had nice snow and protection from the wind, but snow coverage was very poor on the lower half of the mountain.

Today was seriously COLD, and the high winds at the summit made exposed ridges unbearable. The valleys had nice snow and protection from the wind, but snow coverage was very poor on the lower half of the mountain.

Today was seriously COLD, and the high winds at the summit made exposed ridges unbearable. The valleys had nice snow and protection from the wind, but snow coverage was very poor on the lower half of the mountain.
coverage was a little thin, but the snow was really great.  watch out for obstacles!  Only gondola, R-Expr and Green Valley chairs open.  coverage was very good in Green Valley.

coverage was a little thin, but the snow was really great. watch out for obstacles! Only gondola, R-Expr and Green Valley chairs open. coverage was very good in Green Valley.

coverage was a little thin, but the snow was really great.  watch out for obstacles!  Only gondola, R-Expr and Green Valley chairs open.  coverage was very good in Green Valley.
on  11/24/013. I was at Crystal  and I have to say pre season was fun. the path green valley was open which isn't a bad part of the mountain to board at. the sun was out and everyone was  stripping off their snow gear because of how hot it was on top of the mountain and the snow was moist  and most areas but frozen in the shade. which gave a rocky end result, great day to bring out the beater boards

on 11/24/013. I was at Crystal and I have to say pre season was fun. the path green valley was open which isn't a bad part of the mountain to board at. the sun was out and everyone was stripping off their snow gear because of how hot it was on top of the mountain and the snow was moist and most areas but frozen in the shade. which gave a rocky end result, great day to bring out the beater boards

on  11/24/013. I was at Crystal  and I have to say pre season was fun. the path green valley was open which isn't a bad part of the mountain to board at. the sun was out and everyone was  stripping off their snow gear because of how hot it was on top of the mountain and the snow was moist  and most areas but frozen in the shade. which gave a rocky end result, great day to bring out the beater boards
It was fun but definite parse.  Limbs and rocks were quite prevalent.

It was fun but definite parse. Limbs and rocks were quite prevalent.

It was fun but definite parse.  Limbs and rocks were quite prevalent.
 it can be sunny here!  a little fireball always helps!

it can be sunny here! a little fireball always helps!

 it can be sunny here!  a little fireball always helps!
Classic Crystal day

Classic Crystal day

Classic Crystal day

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