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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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