Oct 012013
 
Crystal Mountain ski resort. Courtesy of clappstar, flickr.com.

Crystal Mountain ski resort. Courtesy of clappstar, flickr.com.

Skiers and snowboarders in Washington have the rare opportunity to be the very firs tn the slopes for the 2013-2014 ski season. Q13 Fox reported that Crystal Mountain would open one lift on the upper mountain for three hours on Tuesday, planning to sell $15 single-day passes to 51 skiers and snowboarders on its Facebook page.

“But just minutes into the sale, a swarm of Web traffic crashed the site. Crystal instead decided to offer $15 passes to the first 75 people to comment on its follow-up post. More than 200 Facebook users commented on the post within 10 minutes,” the article states.

The mountain had 22 inches of fresh snow in places and officials warned skiers to plan for backcountry conditions.

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