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Hurricane Ridge Road to reopen Saturday

Hurricane Ridge Road will reopen at 9 a.m. Saturday Feb. 27, weather permitting.

Entrance fees will be waived for all Hurricane Ridge visitors on Saturday and Sunday.

The road was closed Jan. 18  just below Heart O’the Hills entrance station after a slope below the roadway slid downhill, destroying most of both travel lanes along a 100-foot long section.

The Hurricane Ridge Ski Area will be open this weekend, weather permitting, with both the beginner and intermediate rope tows in operation.

The Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center information desk will be staffed and a guided snowshoe walk will be offered at 2 p.m.; anyone interested in participating in the snowshoe walk should sign up in advance at the information desk.

The Hurricane Ridge snack bar and ski shop will be closed this weekend, and ski or snowshoe rentals will not be available.  These services are scheduled to reopen the weekend of March 6 and 7.

Weather permitting, Hurricane Ridge Road is open Friday through Sunday each week during the winter; the downhill ski area and snack bar/ski shop are scheduled to be open Saturdays and Sundays.

For information about visiting Olympic National Park, people may consult the park's website at www.nps.gov/olym or call the Olympic National Park Visitor Center at 360-565-3130.

The recorded Road and Weather Hotline is updated throughout the day with changes and can be reached by calling 360-565-3131.
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