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Last year we skied at Snoqualmie twice and it was only fun because it was so bad. This month, the pass has officially had the snowiest December and the snowiest 1-week period on record! We have been savoring the one hour drive and stellar snow conditions.
After fighting the traffic and the power outages trying to go skiing for days we finally just dug in at Chalet White for a couple days. The power never came back on at Alpental but we got some touring laps in 8 feet of unconsolidated powder and did a lot of shoveling and playing in the snow. Being marooned at the pass panned out pretty well after we got invited to a meat feast at an 80s-ski-movie-Playboy-mansion, skied waist deep goodies COMPLETELY alone at Hyak, and got a state patrol escort down from the pass in time for Christmas.