Ski Report: 4-9" of fresh snow in the Cascades, bluebird conditions on Sunday

The Cascades are expected to get some decent snow coverage on Saturday. By Sunday, skiers and boarders may want to pack sunglasses and sunscreen.

According to FOX 13 Meteorologist Brian MacMillan, the Cascade resorts enjoyed some new snow Thursday night and more is expected Saturday. Sunday will be a "bluebird day" on the passes, but it may be breezy in the morning. For the rest of Brian's forecast, click here.

BUDGETING FOR THE SKI SEASON

Before we get into the resort snow totals, a lot of people believe that skiing is an expensive sport. They're right, however, it's not impossible to ski when you're on a budget! Financial expert Julie Prince joined Good Day Seattle last week to talk about the best ways to budget for ski season.

SNOQUALMIE/ALPENTAL

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Summit at Snoqualmie (1/27/23)

CHAIRS OPEN

ALPENTAL

  • Armstrong Express
  • Edelweiss Chair
  • Alpental Magic (Opens at 4:00 p.m.)
  • St. Bernard Chair (Opens at 4:00 p.m.)
  • Sessel Chair (Opens at 4:00 p.m.)

SUMMIT

  • Central Express
  • Central Lower Carpet (Opens at 4:00 p.m.)
  • Central Upper Carpet
  • Easy Street Chair (Opens at 4:00 p.m.)
  • Little Thunder (Opens at 2:00 p.m.)
  • Holiday Chair
  • Silver Fir Express
  • Triple 60 Chair

SNOW REPORT

ALPENTAL

  • 24 Hours: 3"
  • 48 Hours: 0"
  • Base Depth: 55"
  • Season Total: 163"

ALPENTAL MID

  • 24 Hours: 4"
  • 48 Hours: 0"
  • Base Depth: 72"
  • Season Total: 197"

ALPENTAL TOP

  • 24 Hours: 7"
  • 48 Hours: 0"
  • Base Depth: 115"
  • Season Total: 289"

SUMMIT WEST

  • 24 Hours: 2"
  • 48 Hours: 0"
  • Base Depth: 60"
  • Season Total: 168"

For weekend events and closure updates, you can visit the Summit at Snoqualmie's website here.

STEVENS PASS

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Stevens Pass (1/27/23)

CHAIRS OPEN 

  • Skyline Express
  • Hogsback Express
  • Brooks Express
  • Jupiter Express
  • Southern Cross
  • Double Diamond
  • Kehr's
  • Tye Mill
  • Marmot Carpet
  • Pika Carpet
  • Seventh Heaven
  • Daisy

SNOW REPORT

  • 24 Hours: 2"
  • 48 Hours: 2"
  • 7-Day Total: 6"
  • Base Depth: 54"
  • Season Total: 187"

Be sure to check Stevens Pass's website for up-to-date weather alerts and chairlift closures.

Viewer photo from Stevens Pass

WHITE PASS

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White Pass (1/27/23)

CHAIRS OPEN 

  • Chair 4
  • Great White Express
  • Far East Triple
  • Couloir Express
  • Basin Quad

SNOW REPORT

  • 24 Hours: 2"
  • 36 Hours: 2"
  • Base Depth: 73"

For weekend events and closure updates, you can visit White Pass's website here.

CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN

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Crystal Mountain (1/27/23)

CHAIRS

  • Mt. Rainier Gondola 
  • Rainier Express
  • Green Valley 
  • Gold Hills 
  • Chinook Express
  • Chair 6
  • Northway
  • Discovery
  • Forest Queen Express
  • Quicksilver
  • Discover Conveyor

SNOW REPORT

  • 24 Hours: 2"
  • Base Depth: 76"
  • Season Total: 196"

Be sure to check Crystal Mountain's website for up-to-date weather alerts and chairlift closures.

MT. BAKER

Photo: Mt. Baker Ski Area

CHAIRS OPEN

WHITE SALMON BASE AREA

  • Chairs 5, 7, 8 and White Salmon Handle Tow

HEATHER MEADOWS/ PAN DOME

  • Chairs 3, 4 and 6

SNOW REPORT

24 Hours: 4"

48 Hours: 4"

Heather Meadows depth: 103"

Pan Dome depth: 113"

Snow Conditions: Groomed/Packed Powder

For weekend events and closure updates, you can visit Mt. Baker's website here.

MISSION RIDGE

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Mission Ridge (1/27/23)

CHAIRS OPEN

  • Chair 1
  • Chair 2
  • Chair 3
  • Chair 4
  • Pika Peak Rope Tow
  • Ottobahn Carpet
  • 100LAPS Rope Tow

SNOW REPORT

  • 24 Hours: 0"
  • 48 Hours: 0"
  • Summit: 52"
  • Midway: 43"
  • Base: 43"

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Be sure to check Mission Ridge's website for up-to-date weather alerts and chairlift closures.

Check back for updates.