Ski Guide 2009 | There are many options for skiing around the state

October 25, 2009 

49 DEGREES NORTH

Chewelah

LIFT TICKETS: $48 weekend, $42 weekday

TERRAIN: 68 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: skibadgermt.com

BLUEWOOD

Near Dayton

LIFT TICKETS: $42

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, 509-382-4725

CASCADE POWDER CATS

On Stevens Pass

LIFT TICKETS: $395 per day Dec. 15-Jan. 15 and March 16-April 15. $449 per day Jan. 16-March 15.

TERRAIN: 2,000 acres

LIFTS: Four snowcats, two mattracks

ELEVATION: 6,000 feet summit, 3,000 base, 3,000 drop.

MORE INFO: cascadepowdercats.com, 877-754-2287.

ECHO VALLEY

Near Chelan

LIFT TICKETS: $20 for skiing and tubing

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: $25. A park entry fee of $15 per vehicle is charged to enter Olympic National Park.

TERRAIN: 10 trails, 100 acres

LIFTS: One poma, two rope tows

ELEVATION: 5,500-foot 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 or downhill, $12 for cross country. $18 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 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: $38

TERRAIN: 10 trails, 550 acres

LIFTS: One quad, one platter pull and rope tow.

ELEVATION: 4,020-foot highest lift, 2,780 base, 1,240 drop

ANNUAL SNOWFALL: 150 inches

CROSS-COUNTRY: 25 kilometers

MORE INFO: skitheloup.com

MT. SPOKANE

North of Spokane

LIFT TICKETS: $42 weekends, $36 midweek.

TERRAIN: 44 trails, 1,200 acres, terrain park

LIFTS: 5 double lifts

ELEVATION: 5,889-foot highest lift, 4,200 base, 2,000 skiable drop

ANNUAL SNOWFALL: 300 inches

CROSS-COUNTRY: 25 kilometers.

MORE INFO: mtspokane.com, 509-238-2220

NORTH CASCADE HELI SKIING

Mazama

LIFT TICKETS: $850 per day. Three-day packages are $2,400.

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

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-foot high point, 4,300 base, 650 drop.

ANNUAL SNOWFALL: 150 inches

CROSS-COUNTRY: Three kilometers

MORE INFO: skisitzmark.org.

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