Crystal Mountain, WA
Believe it or not, Crystal Mountain, 76 miles southeast of Seattle, is Washington state's only destination alpine ski resort, with base area lodging that accommodates 700 visitors.
When the sun is out, the snow is deep, and avalanche danger is minimal, hardcore skiers from all over the ...
Mt. Baker is one ski hill whose boundary signs command respect. It's set in steeply rugged wilderness country blanketed by a few hundred inches of snow on the shoulders of Mount Shuksan. The actual Mount Baker, a 10,778-foot volcano, is a few miles to the west.
The 1,000-acre resort ...
Simply put, Stevens Pass has some of the best powder in the Pacific Northwest. A 450-inch annual snowfall alone makes that claim more than mere conjecture, but factor in a 78-mile proximity to Seattle and its centralized position on the crest of the Cascade Range between Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie and ...
Snoqualmie Pass, WA
Seattle skiers know it as the Summit at Snoqualmie dichotomy. One day you can be whipping down their signature run, Upper International, on a fresh layer of powder, the next day fighting the ice, rain, and fog on a cruiser like Golden Nugget that's supposedly groomed, thus earning the nickname, ...