Snoqualmie Pass, Washington—The Summit at Snoqualmie will officially start their 2005-2006 skiing and snowboarding season this Wednesday, November 9th. Summit West will be open from 9am-4pm. Early snowfall in the Cascades has given resort operators what they need to get the slopes open for their guests.

“We are so excited to move forward with such a great early start said Dan Brewster, general manager for The Summit.

Due to last year’s low snow totals, The Summit extended skiing and riding privileges for 2004-2005 passholders for the entire 2005-2006 winter season. With long range forecasts favorable for the up-coming season and so much early snowfall, resort operators are celebrating.

“I am very excited by such an early opening said Guy Lawrence, marketing director. “We look forward to opening more terrain soon.

Other base areas will be opened when conditions allow. Guests should check the resort’s website at www.summitatsnoqualmie.com for future updates or for more information.