Outdoors

Ski Washington’s oft-overlooked hills

49 DEGREES NORTH

Chewelah

LIFT TICKETS: $54.

TERRAIN: 82 trails, 2,325 acres, terrain park.

LIFTS: Five 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: 16 kilometers.

MORE INFO: ski49n.com

BADGER MOUNTAIN

Near East Wenatchee

LIFT TICKETS: $10.

TERRAIN: Five 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: $44.

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

Stevens Pass

LIFT TICKETS: $330-$375 per day.

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: $25, includes access to the 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: $12-35 depending on lifts used. A park entry fee of $15 per vehicle is charged at Olympic National Park.

TERRAIN: 10 trails, 100 acres, terrain park.

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: $17 to use either downhill or cross-country trails or tubing hill. $28 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: TBA (Last season: $45 weekends, $40 weekdays).

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.

MEANY LODGE

Stampede Pass

LIFT TICKETS: TBA (Last season: $35 per day or $95-110 including one or two nights lodging and meals). A Sno-Park ($20) and Discover Pass ($10 per day, $30 per year) are also required.

TERRAIN: 10 trails, 550 acres.

LIFTS: Two rope tows.

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

ANNUAL SNOWFALL: 150 inches.

CROSS COUNTRY: 25 kilometers.

MORE INFO: meanylodge.org.

MOUNT SPOKANE

North of Spokane

LIFT TICKETS: $52 weekends, $39 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: Starting at $500 for one day.

TERRAIN: Access to more than 300,000 acres.

LIFTS: A helicopter is used to shuttle skiers and snowboarders to the top of their runs.

ELEVATION: Drop offs as high as 8,900 feet, with vertical drops as much 3,800 feet.

MORE INFO: heli-ski.com.

17 miles northeast of Tonasket

LIFT TICKETS: $34.46

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: gositzmark.org.

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