What to know for the 2023-24 Seattle ski season

Grab your snowboards, too.

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Crystal Mountain Resort is one of the closest options for Seattleites.

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Now that we’re finally in December, it’s just about time hit the slopes.

While many ski slopes had opened up by this time last year, there’s been a delay for a lot of Western Washington ski areas because of low levels of snowpack. Two nearby resorts are open, but a few will likely need a few weeks before their slopes are safe.

Here’s what you need to know for the season.

If you’re going to:

Crystal Mountain

  • Now open.
  • Lift tickets start at $99 for a one-day adult pass.
  • Lessons are available.
  • Offers ski, snowboard, and boot rentals.

Whistler Blackcomb

  • Now open.
  • Passes start at $169 for a one-day adult lift ticket.
  • Lessons are available.
  • Offers ski and snowboard rentals.

Summit at Snoqualmie

  • Summit does not have a scheduled opening day yet, but hopes to be open after a few more snowfalls.
  • Lift ticket prices begin at $38, and season passes start at $179 for adults.
  • Lessons are available.

Mt. Baker Ski Area

  • Officials may be able to have a limited opening the weekend of Dec. 9-10.
  • Lift tickets begin at $55 for adults. Limited amounts of mid-week passes are available.
  • Lessons are available.
  • Offers ski and snowboard rentals.

Other winter sports

Apps to help you track snow conditions

  • Open Snow | View conditions at your favorite mountains + ski resorts, sync up GoPro and GPS data to track and film your runs, and organize your passes.
  • Slopes | This puts resort stats, trail maps, and snow forecasts into the palm of your hand.

Where to get equipment or a tune-up

  • Evo | 3500 Stone Way N. | 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Pro Ski | 5440 Sand Point Way NE | Thursdays-Mondays. 11 a.m.-7 p.m
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