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White Pass scheduled to open Saturday on limited operations

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WHITE PASS, Wash. – The ski resort at White Pass is scheduled to open Saturday on limited operations.

The cold weather has brought snow up on the mountain but not the kind the resort needs to have a strong base. The temperature rising slightly will actually help to get the ideal snow pack.

The expanded part of the resort will not be ready this weekend but is set to open later this season.

"I think it will really transform White Pass not only for us as the folks who work there but for the skiers who more importantly get to play there," said Kathleen Goyette, who works for the resort.

The expansion includes 760 acres available for skiing. White Pass tends to start operations in the beginning of December so this year it will start the season earlier than normal.

Visitors can expect more parking this year as well as a new ticketing system. To learn more, got to www.skiwhitepass.com.

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