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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

Tips For Booking Your Ski Vacation Early

Planning any trip can be as fun as the trip itself, depending on how you operate. Especially when you’re going on a ski vacation. Booking important things well in advance takes a lot of pressure off your shoulders. Plus, it means it gives a lot of time to decide on the vacation as a whole.  Read more ➝

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Kids Ski Rentals

If you’re planning to take your kids skiing or riding for the first time, you probably have a lot of questions about ski, snowboard and equipment rental. Don’t worry. Everyone from the most experienced skiers and riders to those on a ski vacation for the first time have questions about equipment needs, rentals and safety  Read more ➝

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Should I Learn To Ski Or Snowboard?

It’s a question as old as time (at least modern time), and one that many people struggle with. The worlds of skiing and snowboarding have merged closer together over the years and opened doors for participants to easily switch from one to the other. But if you’re just starting to learn how to test the  Read more ➝

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The Importance of Finding The Right Ski Boots

Skiing is an investment, but one that’s well worth it. Like many sports, you can purchase ski equipment that’s vital to the overall experience. Because it’s so important to find the right ski boots, it’s always a great idea to rent them before you buy them! And though you might be ready to buy, it’s  Read more ➝

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Vail Resorts Moves To Continue Massive Resort Improvements

Vail Resorts does many things well, like when they create more infrastructure for their ski resorts. The demand for faster rides, more skiable terrain and snowmaking machines have all been on the radar for resorts across the globe. And as the years pass, many are also determined to make improvements preserving the integrity of the  Read more ➝

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How Skiing Has Changed Over The Last Five Decades

Skiing has been around for a lot longer than most people might be aware of. But we’re not talking about the examples of skis from Russia that date back to 6000 BCE (yes it’s true!). Modern skiing began to blossom in the mid-1800s in Norway. Over the years, what began as military exercises evolved into  Read more ➝

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Skiing For the First Time

You’ve wanted to ski for years and finally, you find that you have the time and resources to do so. But this might be the first time you’re trying the sport out, never having been out on the slopes. It might seem like a big task but with the right tips and information, your experience  Read more ➝

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How To Demo Skis: A Quick Snapshot

From beginner to advanced skiers and riders, choosing the right skis or snowboard to purchase makes for a lot of questions. Ski companies offer so many options that it might seem like your best option is to close your eyes and point to which ones you’ll buy. While that’s not quite the best solution, there  Read more ➝

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A Winter To Remember: The Epic Snowstorms Of the 18-19 Season

The hope every ski season is that there is sufficient snow to go around for all of us to enjoy. Most resorts, if not all of them, now have snowmaking machines that enable them to maintain the terrain on top of natural snow. And they become even more important when snow (unfortunately) isn’t in abundance  Read more ➝

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How to Save Money on Spring Break Ski Vacations

The words “spring break” are typically and universally associated with images of the beach, sunsets and huge crowds. But for snow lovers and enthusiasts, it means it’s time to plan out a ski trip to places a little bit cooler (or at least colder)! You might have been envisioning your Spring Break ski vacation all season long,  Read more ➝

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