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Popular local ski resort suspends operations due to lack of snow

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NORTH BEND — The Summit at Snoqualmie ski resort will suspend operations at the end of the day Wednesday, and not open again until the resort gets more snow.

The popular ski resort has been plagued by a lack of snow this season. The 2014-15 winter has been extremely mild and wet, making it one of the worst seasons in recent memory, and perhaps putting it on pace for a record-low snow year.

The Summit at Snoqualmie released this statement on their website Wednesday:

Well, we’ve put up a solid fight and while it’s not over yet, we have to call it for the time being. The main run down to the base area at Alpental continues to deteriorate and the temperatures at night are making it impossible to climb the slope in our groomers to continue repair work. Since we don’t see Sessel continuing to provide a route down, we can’t keep Alpental open through the weekend. Right now it looks like after today Alpental will close until suitable conditions allow big repair work or significant snow falls. Hopefully we see a change soon.

No mountain snow is in the immediate future.

Stevens Pass and Crystal Mountain continue on limited operations, as snow levels are just slightly more manageable at the higher elevation resorts.

Mt. Spokane in Eastern Washington announced Wednesday they were also suspending operations.

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