Saturdays and holidays from Dec. 26 through March 1.
For more information, visit skiwhitepass.com.
One of the oldest in Northwest skiing lore, the 49 Degrees North Mountain Resort, in Chewelah, Wash., in Stevens County, opened in 1935, according to its website (www.ski49n.com).
With a summit elevation of 5,774 feet and an average of 301 inches of snow each year, 49 Degrees draws skiers with its 68 marked trails and 10 miles of cross-country trails.
Its Angel Peak renovation over the summer added seven runs over 60 acres.
49 Degrees opens in early November for day and night skiing Friday through Tuesday. Its scheduled to close for the season on April 4, 2010.
Snow has already started to fall in Ski Bluewood, near Dayton in Southeast Washington, where the top elevation is 5,670 feet.
Bluewood has 24 runs for skiers and snowboarders to choose from, starting around Nov. 20, the targeted opening date. It even offers a free group lesson to all firsttimers who purchase a platterpull ticket or package.
For more information, visit www.bluewood.com.
Skiers, snowboarders, snow tubers, sledders and snowshoers are welcome to take to the 20 acres of skiable area at Badger Mountain, in Waterville, Wash., along State Route 2 halfway between Everett and Spokane.
Established in 1938, Badger Mountain has an annual snowfall of about 100 inches and three rope tows to access its top elevation of 3,300 feet. The website (www.skibadgermt.com)states, “The runs are short but challenging.”
The volunteer-run Badger Mountain Ski Club operates the Badger Mountain Ski Hill on weekends and holidays from January to mid-March, depending on snowfall. It even offers free use of available ski and snowboard equipment, through a sponsorship with the Waterville Lions Club.