Outdoors: Hittin' the Slopes

I must not be the only one thinking about skiing now that the snows of winter have finally begun to fall, in our fair city no less. Those so-inclined should sharpen up their edges and head out for the slopes this coming weekend. Here is a run-down of some area ski slopes and their opening days for this 2010-2011 season...

Mt. Baker: already open! hit the slopes today!

Crystal Mountain: opens for the season on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov. 25

Mission Ridge
: opens Friday Nov. 26

Summit at Snoqualmie: optimistic about opening for holiday weekend post-Thanksgiving, but check website for details...

Stevens Pass: not yet enough snow to open, but stay tuned...

Further afield, the ski runs at Whistler to the north and Mt. Hood to the south have been open since October. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!!