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Westside Snow Report 12-15-16 | West Seattle Herald / White Center News Skip to Main Content Area Thursday, December 15, 2016 | Overcast, 37.4 °F search Letters Sign in Subscribe Contact Us Front Page News Features Sports Opinion Police Blotter 'Lunch Lady' Sue Trainer retires from Denny after 36 years When Sue Trainer first started as a 'lunch lady' in 1980 David T. ... UPDATE: Rezoning meeting on affordability for District 1 responds to requests for more room UPDATE 12-1-16 The HALA meeting set for Dec. 1 at Shelby's ... Westside-O-Rama West Seattle Entertainment Guide Admiral Theater 2343 California Ave. S.W. 938-3456 Movie ... Amanda's View: “Spring Breakers” By Amanda Knox   When Chris mentioned this great film we should ... Police Blotter Week of 12-12-16 Robbery at U-Haul When an area resident visited his storage ... Sports Westside Snow Report 12-15-16 Sportswatch: For the week of Dec. 24-20 Sports Roundup 12-12-16 Sports Roundup 12-9-16 Sports Roundup 12-5-16 Westside Snow Report 12-2-16 Sports Roundup 12-2-16 Keeping Track: Where area stars meet their future Sportswatch: For the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 6 Westside Snow Report 11/23/16 Sportswatch: For the week of Nov. 23-29 Westside Snow Report 11-19-16 Sportswatch: For the week of Nov. 16-22 Kennedy girls soccer season ends Sports Roundup 11-8-16 Sportswatch: For the week of Nov. 9-15 Washington’s Ski Resorts, a guide by Mountain to Sound Outfitters Sports Roundup 11-1-16 Sports Roundup 10-30-16 Keeping Track: Where area stars meet their future Sports Roundup 10-28-16 Sports Roundup 10-24-16 Sportswatch For the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1 Sports Roundup 10-21-16 West Side Snow Report 10-21-16 Westside Snow Report 12-15-16 12/14/2016 By Greg Whittaker Mountain 2 Sound Outfitters Working at a ski and snowboard shop when people are skiing is so fun (and busy) we have been neglecting our reporting so wanted to catch up. We know a lot of you have been up to our regional mountains and are having a blast. We are seeing a lot of damage from rocks, so know there are still hidden rocks under the snow that has fallen during the early part of December. That said, there are also deep snow hazards including tree wells, so make sure you ski with a buddy and keep an eye on each other if you venture off piste (a ski run of compacted snow). David Levin, ski tech, reports on Crystal on Monday, “Crystal got a great refresher over the weekend coating the 2 feet of powder they got last weekend. The snow is super fluffy and light but it is still heavy enough to slow you down when it gets deep. The entire mountain has been filling in nicely, with both Southback and Northway opening and skiing well throughout the week. The skiing has truly been phenomenal. Chair 6, Southback and Northway all had spots where the snow came way over your knees, and I was eating quite a bit of powder in multiple areas. Beware...a couple of the traverses are getting rocky!(top of chair 6) The groomers have been skiing great and are practically rock free. Personal favorites where off of Forest Queen and they had plenty of powder stashes along the sides. Early season conditions still exist and there are still plenty of rocks waiting under all that fluffy powder. The temperatures have been a bit on the cold side so bring and extra layer and make sure those boots are dialed in so you don't get cold toes!” Summit at Snoqualmie and Stevens Pass are also rocking, haven’t heard personally how White Pass is skiing but I am sure it is awesome! Here is a stab at an updated format for local conditions... Mt. Baker Last Updated: 12/14 24 HR: 0" 72 HR: 7" 86" - 125" snow depth 6/8 lifts operating 800ac open Alpental Last Updated: 12/14 24 HR: 0" 72 HR: 15" 50" - 86" snow depth 4/5 300ac White Pass Last Updated: 12/14 24 HR: 0" 72 HR: 19" 44" - 66" snow depth 6/8 lifts operating 1402ac Stevens Pass Resort Last Updated: 12/14 24 HR: 0" 72 HR: 10" 49" - 58" snow depth 10/10 lifts operating 1125ac The Summit at Snoqualmie Last Updated: 12/14 24 HR: 0" 72 HR: 16" 50" - 50" snow depth 5/27 lifts operating 900ac Crystal Mountain Last Updated: 12/14 24 HR: 0" 72 HR: 3" 35" - 47" snow depth 9/11 lifts operating N/A Here are links to local ski areas so you can visit their sites for the most up to date info. If you want to contribute, come by Mountain to Sound Outfitters and let us know how your trip was or feel free to post in the comment section. Crystal Mountain Resort Summit at Snoqualmie Stevens Pass Mt. Baker Ski Area Mission Ridge Ski Area White Pass Ski Area Loup Loup Ski Bowl Make sure you check the WSDOT Pass Reports for driving conditions. 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. Photo gallery for this story We encourage our readers to comment. No registration is required. We ask that you keep your comments free of profanity and keep them civil. They are moderated and objectionable comments will be removed. View the discussion thread. Please send us your news tips, photos or ideas of how we can better cover your neighborhood. Email us at or TEXT news tips to 206-459-6717 Receive updates on news and events in the West Seattle neighborhood via Twitter! Web development by Freelock Computing © 2016 Robinson Communications Inc. All Rights Reserved. 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