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Ski Bluewood Holds "Clean Up the Slopes" Days

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DAYTON, WA. - Ski Bluewood near Dayton is looking for volunteers to help prepare the mountain for the upcoming ski season this weekend. 

The owners of Ski Bluewood are asking people to come out and help clear the brush and alder for two "Clean Up the Slopes" days.

If you'd like to help out, show up with your "clean up" gear at the base of the mountain at 8:30 AM on Saturday and Sunday. Organizers say if you have hunter orange, wear it for safety reasons. 

Lunch is included.

ABOUT SKI BLUEWOOD: Perched high atop the Blue Mountains, just 54 miles northeast of Walla Walla in southeast Washington, the ski area occupies the second-highest base elevation in the state.

With a base elevation of 4,450 feet, Bluewood says it has the reputation of possibly having some of the best snow in the state, as well as memorable tree skiing.

The Blue Mountains rise out of a high-desert region, which provides clear skies and cold, smoke powder which brings an average annual snowfall of over 300 inches. 

The mountain offers nearly 400 skiable acres of lift-served terrain for every ability level and interest. Bluewood has 24 trails, 3 Terrain Parks, tree skiing areas and snow-cat accessible terrain. The ski resort calls itself an affordable, family-friendly ski area that is closer than you think.