Summit, Mission Ridge Hook Up; Crystal Mountain Goes Deeper Into Night
Anyone with a Big S season pass for Summit at Snoqualmie can make the 95-mile drive onto the eastern slope of the Cascades to Mission Ridge and ski or ‘board for free during the midweek. And vice versa.
Without cost, Mission Ridge season pass holders can explore the variable terrain of the four-mountain complex of Alpental, Summit West, Summit Central and newly resurrected Summit East near Hyak. Metro Seattle is less than 50 miles away.
In addition, a Mission Ridge day lift ticket purchased by a Big S passholder on a Saturday means the ticket-holder can ski or ride on Sunday for free at the resort near Wenatchee.
Good for the whole season Mondays to Fridays, the deal is part of a reciprocal agreement signed between the two resorts in December. Big S Nordic or Big S Night passes do not apply. The offer runs through April 7.
In another innovative move in the state of Washington, Crystal Mountain now extends the lift operation hours of five lifts. Base area lifts Discovery, Gold Hill and Quicksilver will spin until 6 p.m. Quicksilver and Forest Queen to mid-mountain go an extra hour to 5 p.m.
The longer lift hours will be added on Saturdays and Sundays throughout January and February – plus MLK Day (Jan. 21) and President’s Day (Feb. 18).
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