WHITE PASS, Wash. – The wettest October in state history brought snow to the top of the White Pass ski resort.
Operators, as well as skiers and snowboarders, hope that’s a good sign for the rest of the fall and upcoming winter.
“Things look strong,” said White Pass Ski Area spokeswoman Kathleen Goyette.
They have had as much as a foot of snow near the top of White Pass’s slopes at times in the past month. It takes about three feet to open to skiers and snowboarders.
Goyette said a handful of cold storms could mean a Thanksgiving weekend opening. She and her co-workers always hope for what they call “Snow-vember.”
The National Weather Service is forecasting a “weak” La Nina for this winter, which would mean wetter and colder conditions than usual. That would bring more snowfall to the Cascades than the last two years.
Forecasters said a weak La Nina could bring snowfall in and around Seattle in mid to late December through January.