YAKIMA, Wash. — On the ski-and-snowboard front, the good news at the White Pass ski area is that five inches of new snow had fallen between Sunday morning and this morning.

The bad news, though, is that the weather front that brought the snow has also brought strong winds — so strong, in fact, that the ski area has had to shut down lift operations for the day.

Winds on the west slopes of the central Cascades were expected to range from 15 to 30 mph for most of the day, dropping to 10 to 20 mph tonight, according to the National Weather Service. It’s also possible another two inches of snow may fall at White Pass before Tuesday.