West Side Snow Report: Face Shots and Base Shots
By Greg Whittaker and Jaime Cary
What's up gnar shredders!
Another storm has moved in bringing colder temperatures and snow back to the region. It has snowed in the mountains all week, but despite this good news there is some bad news I must bestow upon you shredders. The good news is that this storm will continue to drop snow in the mountains throughout the weekend, resulting in some awesome face shots and epic ice beard. The base under that sick pow isn’t super deep, so beware rocks and stumps. Any battle scars acquired in the search for awesome (on your skis, that is) can be doctored up down in our shop. The bad news is a high pressure system will move inland after this storm, resulting in a temperature inversion that will keep things cool down low and warm up high, pushing the freezing line to 9000 feet mid week.
What does this mean? Call in sick tomorrow and go shred while it’s good!!! Baker is boasting 6 new inches from the past 24 hours, Crystal has the gondola running and has gained 9 inches of new snow since Monday with snow guns blasting, and Stevens Pass has reopened with 11 inches in the past 48 hours. Don't forget to keep your tips up!
Here are links to local ski areas so you can visit their sites for the most up to date info. If you had a great day on the mountain, come by Mountain to Sound Outfitters and let us know how your trip was or feel free to post in the comment section.
Make sure you check the WSDOT Pass Reports for driving conditions.
Jaime Cary is an employee of Mountain to Sound Outfitters and local resident outdoor enthusiast.
Greg Whittaker is the owner of Mountain to Sound Outfitters your West Seattle ski, snowboard, kayak, and paddle board experts that can also rack out your car so you can carry all that gear that wont fit in your trunk.