Ski Season http://www.kplu.org en Mass: Worst Is Over With Snow; Don't Count On White Christmas http://www.kplu.org/post/mass-worst-over-snow-dont-count-white-christmas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most of the snow fell overnight while western Washington slept, and "the worst is over," says&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPLU</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;weather expert Cliff Mass. The metropolitan area of Seattle saw&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">¾-inch</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to 3 inches of snow while areas north of the city saw more.</span></p><p>“But for most people, they’ve seen the bulk of what they’re going to get," said Mass, who teaches atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.</p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:10:52 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 11926 at http://www.kplu.org Mass: Worst Is Over With Snow; Don't Count On White Christmas Sorry, Skiers: After Recent Cold Snap, A 'Boring' Weekend Forecast http://www.kplu.org/post/sorry-skiers-after-recent-cold-snap-boring-weekend-forecast <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our drier-than-usual fall is coming to a mild end as we return to the "old boring stuff," says&nbsp;</span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;weather expert Cliff Mass.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And that means a relatively dry weekend that’s much warmer than the last.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:12:21 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 11672 at http://www.kplu.org Sorry, Skiers: After Recent Cold Snap, A 'Boring' Weekend Forecast Dry winter forecast has ski areas hoping for a change in the weather http://www.kplu.org/post/dry-winter-forecast-has-ski-areas-hoping-change-weather <p>Weather forecasters say the current dry spell in the Northwest may turn into a dry winter. But the region’s ski areas are banking on enough snowfall for winter sports.</p><p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 17:38:38 +0000 Jessica Robinson 6633 at http://www.kplu.org Dry winter forecast has ski areas hoping for a change in the weather News for skiers: 7-day access to Hurricane Ridge ski area http://www.kplu.org/post/news-skiers-7-day-access-hurricane-ridge-ski-area <p>PORT ANGELES, Wash. &mdash; Skiers and snowboarders will have 7-day-a-week access to the Hurricane Ridge area as Olympic National Park keeps the road plowed in the second year of a pilot program to promote more visitors.</p><p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 17:38:33 +0000 The Associated Press 3121 at http://www.kplu.org News for skiers: 7-day access to Hurricane Ridge ski area Homeowners resurrect ski season at Northwest resort http://www.kplu.org/post/homeowners-resurrect-ski-season-northwest-resort <p>Idaho’s Tamarack Resort is once again alive with skiers and snowboarders. But the happy scene didn’t come easy.</p><p>Tamarack is one of the most glaring casualties in the region from the bursting of the real estate bubble. Homeowners at the bankrupt resort are bootstrapping the once heralded ski area back into business.</p><p> Wed, 22 Dec 2010 15:42:55 +0000 Tom Banse 418 at http://www.kplu.org Homeowners resurrect ski season at Northwest resort Early snow means timely ski season opener http://www.kplu.org/post/early-snow-means-timely-ski-season-opener <p>For the region’s ski areas, this week’s snowfall may be too much of a good thing. More ski lifts are starting up soon, but lowland snow (in Portland, the Seattle area, etc.) could keep urban skiers at home.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 23 Nov 2010 19:02:41 +0000 Tom Banse 202 at http://www.kplu.org Early snow means timely ski season opener