You're never too far from skiing in Washington

October 29, 2006 

Washington resorts

49 DEGREES NORTH • Chewelah
• Lift tickets: $40 weekend, $34 weekday
• Terrain: 54 trails, 2,325 acres, terrain park
• Lifts: four double chairs, one quad, one surface lift
• Elevation: 5,774-foot highest lift, 3,923 base, 1,851 drop
• Annual snowfall: 301 inches
• Cross-country: 10 kilometers
• More info: ski49n.com

BADGER MOUNTAIN
• Near East Wenatchee
• Lift tickets: $10
• Terrain: 5 trails, 20 acres
• Lifts: Two rope tows and one T-bar
• Elevation: 3,800 feet summit, 3,000 base, 800 drop
• Annual snowfall: 100 inches
• Cross-country: Five kilometers
• More info: 1-509-745-8273

BLUEWOOD
• Near Dayton
• Lift tickets: $36
• Terrain: 24 trails, 350 acres
• Lifts: two triple chairs, one pommel
• Elevation: 5,670-foot highest lift, 4,545 base, 1,125 drop
• Annual snowfall: 300 inches
• More info: bluewood.com

CASCADE POWDER CATS
• Stevens Pass
• Lift tickets: $395 per day for nonmembers, $3,900 per season for members
• Terrain: 2,000 acres
• Lifts: four snowcats, two mattracks
• Elevation: 6,000 feet summit, 3,000 base, 3,000 drop
• More info: cascadepowdercats.com

ECHO VALLEY
• Near Chelan
• Lift tickets: $20
• Terrain: 70 acres
• Lifts: three rope tows, one poma
• Elevation: 3,000 feet summit, 2,100 base, 900 drop
• Annual snowfall: 72 inches
• More info: echovalley.org

HURRICANE RIDGE
• Olympic National Park
• Lift tickets: $20 for nonmembers or $14 for members. Membership is $35. $185 per person or $375 per family for season pass. A park entry fee of $10 per car is charged to enter Olympic National Park.
• Terrain: 10 trails, 100 acres
• Lifts: One poma, two rope tows
• Elevation: 5,500 feet highest lift, 4,700 base, 800 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
• Leavenworth
• Lift tickets: $10 to use either tubing, downhill or cross-country facilities; $15 to use all three facilities
• Terrain: 20 acres, including small-scale ski jump
• Lifts: Two rope tows
• Elevation: 1,700 feet summit, 1,400 base, 300 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
• Between Twisp and Omak
• Lift tickets: $35
• Terrain: 10 trails, 550 acres
• Lifts: One quad, one platter pull and rope tow
• Elevation: 4,020 feet highest lift, 2,780 base, 1,240 drop
• Annual Snowfall: 150 inches
• Cross-country: 25 kilometers
• More Info: Skitheloup.com

MOUNT SPOKANE
• North of Spokane
• Lift tickets: $36 weekends, $30 midweek
• Terrain: 44 trails, 1,200 acres, terrain park
• Lifts: 5 double lifts
• Elevation: 5,889 feet highest lift, 4,200 base, 2,000 skiable drop
• Annual snowfall: 300 inches
• Cross-country: 25 kilometers
• More info: mtspokane.com

NORTH CASCADE HELI SKIING
• Mazama
• Lift tickets: $900 per day Friday-Sunday and $850 per day Monday-Thursday. Three-day packages are $2,550 for Friday-Sunday and $2,400 for Tuesday-Thursday.
• Terrain: Access to more than 300,000 acres
• Lifts: One A-Star helicopter that shuttle 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 as 3,800 feet
• More info: heli-ski.com

SITZMARK LIFTS
• 17 miles northeast of Tonasket
• Lift tickets: $30, $20 for students
• Terrain: 15 trails, 80 groomed acres
• Lifts: One double chair and one rope tow
• Elevation: 4,950 feet high point, 4,300 base, 650 drop
• Annual snowfall: 150 inches
• Cross-country: Three kilometers
• More info: 1-509-486-2700

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