Skiing in the US? Here are 11 Best Ski Trips Near Seattle

From Crystal Mountain to Mt. Hood, these are your best bets for fresh powder.

Whilst it’s the coldest time of the year here in Seattle, and, as you presumably definitely know, that likewise implies it’s pinnacle ski season. Believe it or not: The snowpack is profound, the gauge is (once in a while) clear, and the custodians are calling out to you. Yet, where does one beginning, when one is-as all Pacific Northwesterners are-ruined for decision? Ahead, the 11 best ski resorts close to Seattle, all inside a short (or short-ish) drive of the Emerald City. Find the perfect ski holiday and best offers from a huge selection of ski resorts.

Naches, WA
Distance from Seattle: 146 miles; 3 hours
White Pass is a decent objective for the two novices and specialists the same; anything your expertise level, you’ll need to absorb the staggering perspectives on Mt. Rainier, on the grounds that the recreation area is only 12 miles away. There’s additionally a mid-mountain hold up called The High Camp, and housing at the White Pass Village Inn, which is just about as adorable as the name proposes. Get your lift ticket here, and check their snow report here.

Sandpoint, ID
Distance from Seattle: 6 hours
Schweitzer is both Idaho’s biggest ski resort and one of the most family-accommodating retreats in the PNW. Consequently, we can’t suggest it enough. With 2,900 sections of land to its name, it merits the six-hour drive from Seattle (or on the other hand, assuming you incline toward flying, the 80-mile drive from the Spokane air terminal). Schweitzer is on the Ikon Pass, which you may as of now have assuming you ski consistently at Crystal or potentially Snoqualmie-on the off chance that not, get a lift ticket here. It likewise has various housing choices, cafés, and winter exercises, such as tubing, Nordic skiing, picturesque lift rides, from there, the sky is the limit.

Mead, WA
Distance from Seattle: 312 miles; 5 hours
Settled inside Mount Spokane State Park is Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Camp, which opened for skiing season on December 17. Like pretty much every other mountain, season passes are sold out; in any case, you can snatch a lift ticket here, which will hinder you $54 on work days or $70 on ends of the week and occasions. Ultimately, assuming you’re into late evening skiing, feel free to catch a night ski ticket for just $32.

Snoqualmie Pass, WA
Distance from Seattle: 52 miles; 50 minutes
Highest point at Snoqualmie is so near Seattle you can essentially see it from your terrace (contingent upon where you live, obviously). Now, all varieties of the period pass are sold out for the season, so to visit, you’ll need to buy a lift ticket (costs range however those start at $38 for amateurs and must be bought on the web).

Tragically, this season has been really unpredictable for Snoqualmie, with the pass getting closed down every now and then and regular blackouts that occasionally last days. Along these lines, it’s really critical to check conditions before you go.
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Enumclaw, WA
Distance from Seattle: 83 miles; 60 minutes, 45 minutes
Precious stone is a top choice among local people, genuinely near the city, and doesn’t baffle as far as great slants. It’s so famous, truth be told, that stopping bookings for ends of the week and occasions must be organized for this present year after a rough beginning to the season; get yours here. There’s likewise a van that leaves from Enumclaw-it’s free and doesn’t need a booking.

Different things to note: You can lease ski and snowboard gear on the web, purchase tickets and passes, look at their every day mountain report, and watch a live stream of what’s happening at the inclines by means of their webcams.

Skykomish, WA
Distance from Seattle: 82 miles; 60 minutes, 40 minutes
Another amazing choice that is moderately near the city? Stevens Pass, the ski resort right close to Leavenworth, also known as, Washington State’s own personal Bavarian town. Go through the day skiing on one of 49 path, then, at that point, remain for the time being visiting the area for a unimaginably interesting (and, clearly, notable) end of the week. Season passes are sold out, so assuming you’re visiting (and don’t have an Epic Pass), you’ll need to purchase a lift ticket.

Deming, WA
Distance from Seattle: 133 miles; 2 hours, 35 minutes
Ten miles south of the US-Canadian line sits Mt. Pastry specialist Ski Area, a 38-trail park with perspectives on North Cascades National Park. The ski region is open for the season, yet, tragically, season passes are at this point not accessible, so you’ll need to get a lift ticket (which must be bought nearby). Join here for email cautions, and check the day by day snow report here.

Wenatchee, WA
Distance from Seattle: 161 miles; 3 hours
Mission Ridge opened for day skiing on November 26 and works seven days every week, regularly until mid-April. Look at their pass and ticket choices here; on the off chance that you don’t have your own stuff, day by day rentals are accessible, as well. Finally, investigate their path map before you go or simply see what makes you excited with 36 ski runs and 2,000 skiable sections of land, you’ll be ruined for decision.

Dayton, WA
Distance from Seattle: 291 miles; 5 hours
Bluewood is a digit of a drive from Seattle, and that is on the grounds that it’s in the southeastern corner of the state, on the doorstep of both Oregon and Idaho. This is a family-accommodating park, with a decent blend of simple medium-troublesome runs and dry, fine snow. For a full rundown of lift ticket costs, check here; tragically, season pass deals finished on October 31, 2021. Strikingly, Bluewood works in organization with some other ski resorts on this rundown like White Pass and Mission Ridge-so a season pass at one retreat will concede you free or limited lift tickets at the other partaking spots as well.

Distance from Seattle: 331 miles; 5 hours, 20 minutes
49° opened on December 17 of last year, and season passes are as yet accessible for procurement (get yours here). In the event that you’re not prepared to submit, single day tickets can be seen as here. In any case, you’ll need to investigate the path guide and conditions report pre-ski; they additionally have a full Ski and Snowboard School, in the event that you’re keen on increasing your game this season.
Mt. Hood Skibowl

Government Camp, OR
Distance from Seattle: 224 miles; 4 hours
With 960 complete skiable sections of land and the biggest night ski region in the United States, Mt. Hood Skibowl is one ski park that should be on everybody’s list of must-dos. Season pass deals are shut, yet day by day lift tickets are accessible here. Finally, Mt. Hood is remarkably a little short-staffed this season-to such an extent that they’re searching for volunteers in return with the expectation of complimentary lift tickets. At regular intervals shift will procure you one free lift ticket; join here.

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