13 Ski Areas in Washington, part 2
13 Ski Resorts in Washington State
Part 2; 7-13
We are back again with a list of 13 ski resorts in Washington State. In no real order, here’s part 2; 7-13 check it:
7. Echo Valley
Echo Valley is a family-friendly ski resort located in the Lake Chelan Valley. This ski resort is ran by volunteers and is operated by the Lion’s Club. It offers amazing views, run-able single tracks, and a way to decompress away from the city. Whether you like to ski, snowboard or tube, it’s a fun place to take your family.
8. Loup Loup Ski Bowl
Loup Loup Ski Bowl is a ski area located in the Methow Valley of Okanogan County, Washington, midway between the towns of Twisp and Omak on Highway 20. Come experience dry powder and groomed runs on 300 acres of diverse terrain. Whether you’re a beginner, an advanced alpine or Nordic skier, or a snowboarder, there’s a run for everyone. If you’d rather go tubing, they offer that too!
9. Mission Ridge
Mission Ridge is located on the eastside of the Cascade Mountains. This ski resort offers world class skiing with 4 chair lifts, 36 designated runs and over 2,000 acres of trails, chutes, screamers and bowls, and a 2,250 foot vertical drop! Mountains give off an undeniably beautiful view that can be enjoyed from various levels⎯from beginner to expert slopes, so come check out these runs.
10. Mt. Spokane
Mt. Spokane ski and snowboard park is located at the top of the iconic Mt. Spokane. This mountain has a winter sports area with 1,773 acres of skiable terrain, 7 lifts, 2 day lodges and night skiing. Mt. Spokane has epic skiing and snowboarding for people of all ages and skill levels. Even if you stay on green runs all day, there will still be plenty of views to take in.
Bluewood is an alpine ski area in the northwestern United States, in southeastern Washington. Located in Columbia County at the northern end of the Blue Mountains in the Umatilla National Forest. The only access to the base area of the mountain is through Dayton, Washington. Bluewood is the closest alpine ski area to Walla Walla, Tri-Cities to the west, and the closest chairlift served area to Lewiston-Clarkston. They have 24 runs and backcountry terrain and a terrain park. This small-town mountain has a reputation for tree skiing and dry pow. Fun fact: World Cup racer with the U.S. Ski Team, Will Brandenburg learned to ski and race here in the 1990s.
12. White Pass
White Pass is located in the Cascade Range of Washington State, southeast of Mt. Rainier and north of Goat Rocks. Whether trying new tricks, refining existing techniques, or learning how to ski, you will get an unbridled view of Mt. Rainer. There are so many things to do for the whole family as well whether you want to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or go tubing, it’s a winter wonderland there.
13. Hurricane Ridge
One of the Pacific Northwest’s best-kept secrets is the year-round beauty of Hurricane Ridge. In the Olympic National Park, this mountain area offers stunning views, incredible skiing, and easy access to the majestic wonders of Washington State.
On any given day you can expect to see some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in Washington State; wildflower meadows, jagged peaks, and alpine lakes scattered among snow-covered forests. Ski operations are managed by Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club (HRWSC) and run from mid-December through the end of March, weather permitting. This quaint hill has two rope tows, a poma lift, and tubing park. With some fresh pow, this spot is great for skiers and snowboarders who desire an adventure and a remote experience. There are plenty of trails to rip and the backcountry terrain is worth the hike. Non-skiers will appreciate the terrain too; it’s easy enough to snowshoe or just sit back and enjoy nature’s splendor.
Skiing isn’t just about adrenaline; it’s about actually enjoying nature in all its glory. Snowy mountains, trees, and alpine meadows are all part of the scenery when you ski—and there’s nothing quite like taking a break from your runs to appreciate the beauty around you.