How to Read Our Snow Data Above
Snowfall amounts for 12hr (overnight), 24hr, and 48hr timeframes are based on measurements taken at 5am daily. 24hr and 48hr snow totals are cumulative, so whatever fell in the last 24 is built into the 48. Between 5pm and 5am our weather data is automatically updated based on telemetry data from Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center and represents our overnight totals. The "Since 5am" snowfall amount is based on manual measurements taken periodically throughout the day.
Wind speeds for the base of Alpental and Base of Summit West courtesy of Yahoo! Weather.
February 25, 2018: Time for another one! We received about 5" of snow overnight, putting us at 8" since yesterday morning at West, 9" at the base of Alpental, and 11" up top. The snow is a touch heavier today but it's still quality skiing. There are some wind-buffed pockets on upper mountain Alpental as well as a few areas where you may hit the crust from a couple weeks ago. We've seen a couple inches since 5am and forecasts are calling for snow all day (possible 8-12") with the snow level dropping throughout, so the skiing will only get better! We're open at all areas today, and like yesterday, you can't go wrong, you'll find nice lines wherever you are. Groomed runs will have some powder over the cord. It'll be breezy out there with gusty winds at times; we're running chairs a bit slower today for that reason and some chairs may go on hold if gusts become strong enough. Ski with a buddy and practice deep snow safety by being aware of your surroundings. The freeway is messy, so check WSDOT for road conditions before you head up. Looking forward to seeing everyone out there!
Alpental Notice: Please stay out of closed areas, avalanche danger is real. Ducking ropelines endangers your life, other lives, and negatively impacts Pro Patrol's ability to clear hazards, further delaying terrain openings.
Compact snow, slush and ice on the roadway.
Traction Tires Required, Chains required on Vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight. Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.
Chains required on all vehicles except all wheel drive, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.