The view from Hurricane Ridge: snow ... Snow ... SNOW!
National Park Service
The view from the Hurricane Ridge webcam out toward the parking lot just before noon today.
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A good way to get to the RidgeAll Points Charters and Tours is offering shuttle service to Hurricane Ridge on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and all Monday holidays for the ski season and going through March 31.
Departures are at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. from the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center on Railroad Avenue in front of The Landing mall, and at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., across from the Clallam County Courthouse parking lot.
Rates are $20 per person, round trip with discounted family and season passes.
Service is subject to change depending on weather and road closures.
Reservations are recommended.
For reservations and information, phone 360-460-7131.
Peninsula Daily News
The road south from Port Angeles was opened at noon today after a morning closure that park officials said was necessary to transport snow-grooming equipment. They plan to have the road open Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting, although lifts won't be operating.
Indeed, it appears that the weather might permit snow aficionados access to the mile-high playground this weekend: The National Weather Service says snow will taper off this afternoon and stay light through the weekend. http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=sew&wwa=winter%20weather%20advisory
Olympic National Park reported 8-10 inches of new snow this morning atop 68 inches of pack, and an additional 10 inches by this evening or Saturday.
Always phone the park's recorded hotline, 360-565-3131, for the latest information, including Hurricane Ridge Road conditions, before setting out. Remember that tire chains are required past Heart o' the Hills entrance station regardless of snow and ice conditions.
Last modified: December 07. 2012 11:53AM