Ski Washington State

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Ski Washington State, USA

Washington State’s skiing is mainly located in the Cascade Mountains in the area between Mount Rainier and Mount Baker.   Many will know that Seattle is renowned for its rainy climate.  England also has the reputation for being very green – and there is a reason for it… lots of rain!    The Seattle area gets lots of rain, but in winter to the west of the Cascade Mountains this rainfall translates to anything up to 500 inches of snow!   In the areas to the east of the Cascades there is less rain and the ski conditions tend to be a lot drier, which means powder!


Approx. 75 miles to the southeast of Seattle lies Crystal Mountain.  This is Washington State’s only destination ski resort.   Other notable ski areas include:  49 Degrees North, Bluewood, Hurricane Ridge, Leavenworth, Loup Loup, Mission Ridge, Mt. Baker, Mt. Spokane, The Summit at Snoqualmie (includes four ski areas and a 2,200’ long run), Stevens Pass (37 runs), and White Pass.  


Heli Skiing is available.

For Terrain Parks boarders should head for 49 North, Mission Ridge, Mt. Baker, Mt. Spokane, The Summit at Snoqualmie, Stevens Pass and White Pass where they will find plenty of pipes, super pipes, jibs and plenty of fun and challenge. 

Some smaller ski areas include:   Badger Mountain, Bluewood, Echo Valley and Sitzmark


Ski Resorts in Washington State, USA

Crystal Mountain
Crystal Mountain is the largest ski area in Washington State comprising over six peaks and basins and spectacular views of Mt. Rainier.   There are also hundreds of acres of backcountry skiing.  Accommodations and restaurants are available at the base of Crystal Mountain.