Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Boom Shusher

Ski season is finally upon Seattle

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[Editor's note: Tired of Mammoth? Head even farther north for some prime powder recommended by our newest edition, Rundown on Seattle.]

Sure, the Seahawks are actually good this year. But right now, as the playoffs loom, all we can think about is ski season.

 
Before you strap the board to the roof rack, here's what our favorite nearby mountains have been up to during their hibernation.

EZ Pass: Crystal Mountain
Celebrating 50 years of operation in 2012, Crystal's got a new deal this year with Go Cards, high-tech lift tickets using RFID identification. Fill one up for five days and save $50.
33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd., Crystal Mountain (360-663-2265)

Get High: 49° North
49° North opened up the Angel Peak chairlift this year, adding easy access to the top of the mountain that previously required a tedious hike. They also built a luxe new lodge halfway up the face with amazing views of the Sunrise Basin.
3311 Flowery Trail Rd., Chewelah (509-935-6649)

Where's Dean Pelton?: Stevens Pass
Stevens Pass is also having a birthday this year – the big 7-5. A movie about the slope, Community, opens later in December at the Guild 45th in Wallingford. Here's a teaser.
U.S. Hwy. 2, Summit Stevens Pass, Skykomish (206-634-1645)

Taste the Tube: Whistler
And then there’s the big dog, Whistler. The skeleton sledding track built for the 2010 Olympics opens to the public on December 16th. It’s just you, an icy tube, and a tiny sled that can go up to 60 miles per hour.
4320 Sundial Crescent, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada (604-935-5579)

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