2005 | More ski spots in Washington

November 6, 2005 

A snowboarder catches air at Mount Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park, about 20 miles northeast of Spokane. The recreation area features 1,200 acres and 44 trails to explore, and it has an annual snowfall of 300 inches.


All the information you'll need to explore Washington's lesser known ski areas, like Hurricane Ridge and Eastern Washington locales that range from kiddy hills to trips of a lifetime.

49 Degrees north
Lift tickets: $37 weekend, $31 weekday
Terrain: 54 trails, 2,325 acres, terrain park
Lifts: Four double chairs, one surface lift
Elevation: 5,774-foot highest lift, 3,923-foot base, 1,851-foot drop
Annual snowfall: 301 inches
Cross-country: 10 kilometers
More info: ski49n.com

Lift tickets: $34
Terrain: 24 trails, 350 acres
Lifts: Two triple chairs, one pommel
Elevation: 5,670-foot highest lift, 4,545-foot base, 1,125-foot drop
Annual snowfall: 300 inches
More info: bluewood.com

Cascade Powder Cats
Lift tickets: $395 per day for nonmembers, $2,500 per season for members
Terrain: 2,000 acres
Lifts: Four SnowCats, two Mattracks
Elevation: 6,000-feet summit, 3,000-foot base, 3,000-foot drop
More info: cascadepowdercats.com

Echo Valley
Lift tickets: $20
Terrain: 70 acres
Lifts: Three rope tows, one Poma
Elevation: 3,000-foot summit, 2,100-foot base, 900-foot drop
Annual snowfall: 72 inches
More info: echovalley.org

Hurricane Ridge
Lift tickets: $20 per day, $185 per person or $375 per family for season pass.
Terrain: 10 trails, 100 acres
Lifts: Three (one Poma, two rope tows)
Elevation: 5,500-foot highest lift, 4,700-foot base, 800-foot drop
Annual snowfall: 400 inches
Cross-country: Available in the area and other parts of Olympic National Park
More info: hurricaneridge.net

Leavenworth Ski Hill
Lift tickets: $10 to use either tubing, downhill or cross-country facilities; $15 to use all three facilities<
Terrain: 20 acres, including a small-scale ski jump
Lifts: Two rope tows
Elevation: 1,700-foot summit, 1,400-foot base, 300-foot drop
Annual snowfall: 120 inches
Cross-country: 7.5 kilometers, including five kilometers lit for night skiing
More info: skileavenworth.com

Loup Loup Ski Bowl
Lift tickets: $25 Wednesdays-Fridays, $30 weekends; closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Terrain: 10 trails, 550 acres
Lifts: Three
Elevation: 4,020-foot highest lift, 2,780-foot base, 1,240-foot drop
Annual snowfall: 150 inches
Cross-country: 25 kilometers
More info: skitheloup.com

Mount Spokane
Lift tickets: $35 weekends, $29 midweek.
Terrain: 44 trails, 1,200 acres, terrain park
Lifts: Five double lifts
Elevation: 5,889-foot highest lift, 4,200-foot base, 2,000-foot skiable drop
Annual snowfall: 300 inches
Cross-country: 25 kilometers
More info: mtspokane.com

North Cascade Helicopter Skiing
Lift tickets: $860 per weekend day and $800 per day midweek; three-day packages are $2,500 for weekends and $2,300 during the week.
Terrain: Access to more than 300,000 acres
Lifts: One A-Star helicopter that shuttles groups of four and their guide to the top of the peaks
Elevation: Drop-offs as high as 8,900 feet with vertical drops as much 3,800 feet
More info: heli-ski.com

Sitxmark Lifts
Lift tickets: $25, $15 for students
Terrain: 15 trails, 80 groomed acres
Lifts: Two (one double chair and one rope tow)
Elevation: 4,950-foot high point, 4,300-foot base, 650-foot drop
Annual snowfall: 150 inches
Cross-country: Three kilometers
More info: 1-509-486-2700 or 1-509-485-1902

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