Best Ski Resorts in Washington

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#1. 49 Degrees North Mountain Ski Resort


Situated on the southern border of the Colville National Forest in Northeastern Washington, 49° North Mountain Resort is named for its location on the 49th parallel from the equator. While it may be t…
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Chewelah, WA - Ski Resorts BestSki Resorts Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Crystal Mountain Ski Resort


In the decade prior to 1996, Crystal Mountain Resort experienced only one major improvement—the installation of the Rainier Express chair lift, a high-speed quad. During that lackluster decade the are…
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#3. Stevens Pass Ski Area


Established way back in 1937 in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie and Wenatchee National Forests, Stevens humbly began with a Ford V-8 engine, an assortment of wheels and shafts, and a hunk of rope. Total in…
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Skykomish, WA - Ski Resorts
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#4. The Summit at Snoqualmie Ski Area


In the heart of the Washington Cascades, 52 miles east of Seattle, lies The Summit at Snoqualmie. Washington’s largest resort is actually four separate ski areas: Alpental, Summit West (Snoqualmie), S…
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North Bend, WA - Ski Resorts
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#5. Mount Baker Ski Area


Ask a skier or snowboarder what ski area receives the most snowfall every year, and their response will likely be Utah’s Snow Bird and Alta, or any number of Colorado resorts. The titleholder, believe…
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Bellingham, WA - Ski Resorts
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#6. Ski Bluewood Ski Area


Ski Bluewood is one of Washington’s best-kept secrets. Perched high atop the Blue Mountains, just 54 miles northeast of Walla Walla in Southeast Washington, Bluewood has the second-highest base elevat…
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Dayton, WA - Ski Resorts
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#7. Badger Mountain Ski Area


Badger Mountain is a miniature ski area serving the small community of Waterville, Washington. In fact, Badger and the town are tied closely together. The Lions Club runs the cafeteria, a local farmer…
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Waterville, WA - Ski Resorts
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#8. Mount Spokane Ski Area


A noted teaching resort, Mount Spokane sits only 30 miles from Washington’s largest eastern city, Spokane, and within shouting distance of the Idaho/Washington border. Ask many of the local Spokanites…
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Spokane, WA - Ski Resorts
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#9. White Pass Ski Area


Located in Washington’s Southern Cascade Mountains, White Pass receives 300-plus inches of the Cascade’s best snow, and the views of Mount Rainier, the Tattoosh Range, and the Goat Rocks are simply aw…
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Packwood, WA - Ski Resorts
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#10. Mission Ridge Ski Area


Located on the eastern slopes of the snow-laden north Cascades, Mission Ridge is best known for its exceptionally dry, light snow. It may be Washington State’s finest, and is often compared to Utah’s…
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Wenatchee, WA - Ski Resorts
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