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PostWed Feb 05, 2014 7:17 pm 
RandyHiker wrote:
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The winter of '77-78 was a normal winter, s

Uh No -- 1977-1978 was an El-Nino year -- I recall Ski Acres (now Summit Central) only operating a few weeks that year. I recall hiking (no skiis or snowshoes) to the summit of Kendall Peak that January.

Uh no, you recall incorrectly

77-78 was normal, 76-77 was a very dry year and the ski areas hardly opened

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PostThu Feb 06, 2014 9:41 am 
Always bet on the guy (me) with superior autobiographical memory

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PostFri Jan 03, 2020 3:33 pm 
I've been scanning old negatives and came across a few more of the ski area and lookout.
These were in December of 1971, probably between Christmas and New Year. That was a really big snow year.

Pilchuck Ski Area - Dec 1971
Pilchuck Ski Area - Dec 1971
Pilchuck Upper Terminal - Dec 1971
Pilchuck Upper Terminal - Dec 1971
Pilchuck Lookout - Dec 1971
Pilchuck Lookout - Dec 1971
Pilchuck Lookout - Dec 1971
Pilchuck Lookout - Dec 1971

This is one in August of 1987 with my son and nephew.  The lookout still has no windows and the south wall is solid.

Pilchuck Lookout - Aug 1987
Pilchuck Lookout - Aug 1987

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PostTue Apr 27, 2021 4:46 pm 
One more photo to add - night skiing in the 70's

Pilchuck Night Skiing
Pilchuck Night Skiing

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PostWed Apr 28, 2021 3:26 pm 
Schroder wrote:
Pilchuck Lookout - Dec 1971
Pilchuck Lookout - Dec 1971

That is amazing! Thanks for sharing these old photos.

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PostSat Sep 11, 2021 5:12 pm 
The night skiing...>Great photo.....  !!

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PostSat Sep 11, 2021 6:00 pm 
Never skied there one of my big regrets.

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PostSun Sep 12, 2021 2:42 pm 
You can still do it, just have to lug your skis about 8 miles uphill, then down the gun sight!

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PostMon Sep 13, 2021 9:29 am 
I always wondered how they stayed in business. The only times we considered going there was when Steven's Pass was inaccessible and that usually meant wet conditions at Pilchuck.

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PostMon Sep 13, 2021 12:25 pm 
I love the old photos. Here is the lookout in September 1985. Just a cell phone shot of the original photo. I recall when the shipping container full of tools was placed on the summit for the refurbishing.

Mt. Pilchuck 9-85
Mt. Pilchuck 9-85

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PostMon Sep 13, 2021 5:20 pm 
Bowregard wrote:
I always wondered how they stayed in business. The only times we considered going there was when Steven's Pass was inaccessible and that usually meant wet conditions at Pilchuck.

The ski school was their main supporter. The mountain had some good skiing back then, particularly at night.

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