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 the closest ski area to Seattle. It has four base areas and over 2,000 vertical feet of skiing. This season debuts two new magic carpet lifts, a remodeled Central Lodge, and more light towers for night skiing.
Crystal Mountain Resort is the largest ski resort in Washington and it has two million dollars of improvements to enjoy this ski season. The improvements include remodels to different areas around the day lodge, bushes and trees have been trimmed back, and upgraded RV lots and roads. Webcams have been added. The rental shop and the snowsports school are now separate areas, streamlining both experiences. There is a new snowmaking gun and 30 new signs will help you find your way around the mountain.
Mt. Baker Ski Area recorded the world’s greatest snowfall in one season, 1,140 inches, more than 95 feet, in the late 90s. While a snowfall of that size isn’t expected this winter, the average annual snowfall is 659 inches. While Mt Baker isn’t the largest ski area in Washington, it has plenty to offer with 1,000 acres total and ten lifts, eight of which are quad chairs. Baker is two hours from Vancouver, BC and two and half hours from Seattle. That makes it an easy trip from either city. Holiday events throughout the season include pictures with Santa, a Valentine’s day celebration, and an Easter egg hunt.
If you are planning a Pacific Northwest ski vacation in Washington, browse our site for money-saving ski deals and discounts. We’ll help you stick to your budget, while making it a ski experience you’ll never forget.