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Washington

Washington State provides visitors with a stunning combination of Pacific vistas and tall mountains where you can get some of the best skiing and snowboarding experiences in the country.

What Makes Washington Unique

As one of the premier skiing states in America, there are plenty of great resorts. Crystal Mountain, Mount Baker, Steven’s Pass, Snoqualmie, the Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Bluewood, and White Pass are Washington’s selection of ski resorts.

Major Ski Resorts

The Summit at Snoqualmie offers excellent convenience with its location close to Seattle. This high-quality ski resort is only an hour down the road, making it a great place to go for a day trip. The mountainside is covered with famous steeps that provide challenges to talented skiers and snowboarders. Crystal Mountain is a ski resort that gives you a great deal of variety in the kinds of slopes. The ski area is about 2,600 acres and whether you are a beginner or an experienced downhill or cross-country skier, you will find something to enjoy. The past decade has seen over thirty million dollars invested in making it n a bigger and better ski resort, and it has all of the latest equipment. Mt. Baker has the distinction of being the northernmost ski lodge in the state, and it takes advantage of its location to give you the best back-country skiing experience. If you are into cross-country skiing you should definitely head to Mt. Baker and experience the awesome snowfall of an average of almost 650 inches each year. There are more options in Washington and with it's proximity to Vancouver, B.C., there are more than a few things to discover.

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Featured Blog Posts

Three Top Ski Boots to Try This Season

When you really get into skiing, improve your skill, and start to hit the slopes more often, you need to take a look at your equipment. When you first start out, all you care about is staying up and getting down the slope without any incidents, but as you get better you want better equipment, […]

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The Benefits of Cross-Country Skiing

If you’ve never been cross-country skiing, you should try it. It certainly doesn’t have the thrill factor that comes with downhill skiing, but there are several other aspects that set it apart from any other sport. It’s a great hobby and there are a few things that you might enjoy about cross-country skiing. No lines, no […]

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Plan Your Ski Day in 4 Steps

As the snow piles up in the mountains like a favorite puffy jacket, or chenille blanket (depending on your description of a ‘perfect Sunday’), we all need to start making plans. Sometimes those plans are to rack up as many days on your local hill as possible, dreaming big in triple digits. Sometimes the plan is […]

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How To Save Money on Ski and Snowboard Rentals

You’ve impatiently waited for winter to start. Your ambition is to spend as many weekends on the slopes as possible this season. What you don’t have is your own gear. For anyone who has just moved to a mountainous area, or decided to take up winter sports, the prospect of investing in a full setup […]

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How to Improve Your Snowboarding Technique

So you’ve learned the basic snowboarding skills, enough so that you blend in with the other knuckle draggers on the hill. Don’t stop there. Snowboarding coaches often say that when your riding technique plateaus you should stick with a plan that will help you push yourself further. So instead of settling, use these tips and you’ll […]

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Ski West, Young Man, Northwest

Some of the best skiing and boarding in the world is in the Pacific Northwest. The ski areas in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia offer anything and everything a skier or boarder could dream of and more. If you prefer skiing in the US, check out these Pacific Northwest mountains. The Summit at Snoqualmie is […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Ski Boot

Choosing the perfect ski boot is critical. A well-fitted boot means the difference between cutting it up on the slopes, or spending the day at the lodge with sore feet. That said, here are some things to keep in mind when it’s time to pick the perfect pair. Don’t judge a boot by its color […]

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Who Will Get First Chair? Ski Season Opening Dates 2016-2017

There’s no doubt that soon after the hues in the tree lines turn orange, red and yellow, winter fans across the continent start looking forward to the first snowflakes to grace the mountain tops, and to the unofficial start of the ski season 2016-17. Ski season opening dates 2016 go into full swing now! That time has […]

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Going on a Family Ski Vacation? Save by Renting Your Equipment

If you are in the midst of planning a family ski vacation, you’re probably feeling super-excited about your upcoming trip. You might be anxious to go out and purchase all of the newest and best ski equipment so that you and your family will be prepared, but that is one thing that you might want […]

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Two Simple Exercises to Improve Your Skiing and Riding

There’s nothing like a day on the slopes. It’s hard to beat the thrill of downhill skiing and snowboarding. However, if you’re not in great shape you may find that a day at the ski resort leaves you with aching muscles, and you don’t have the stamina to enjoy the entire day. If you want […]

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