Editor’s note

The idea to highlight the best of Washington skiing and snowboarding was spawned before the start of last winter. Outdoors writer Craig Hill thought it would be a great way to get the inside track on the state’s ski industry.

Undaunted by the lack of snow, we still searched high and low for the best and worst when it comes to sliding down the hills of the Evergreen State.

On top of our own field research, we asked local experts and polled our readers to see what they like best. The result is our first Snow Ride Guide.

Jeffrey P. Mayor, Adventure editor

On the Web

The Snow Ride Guide is available online at www.thenewstribune.com. Come ski season, get daily reports on Washington’s ski areas at www.thenewstribune.com/weather/ski_report.

On the cover

News Tribune reporter Craig Hill tested all the gear, skied slopes around Washington, Idaho and California and talked with readers and skiing professionals to help you prepare for the ski season.


Adventure writer: Craig Hill

Adventure editor: Jeffrey P. Mayor

Lifestyle EDITOR: Sue Kidd

Photographers: News Tribune staff

Copy editors: Kate McEntee, Bruce Drysdale

Graphics: Amanda Raymond, Fred Matamoros

Section design: Elysia Smith