Home to rich natural resources - like spectacular scenery in the North Cascades and in other major forests and national parks - Washington is a skiers delight in winter, offering almost a dozen major ski areas that dot the state.
Located a scenic 2-hour drive from Seattle, the Stevens Pass ski area averages 450" inches of snow a season that covers 1,125 acres of skiable terrain with 37 trails for beginners to experts.
Drive east from Seattle, and in under an hour find another variety of
terrain for every level at The Summit at Snoqualmie. At four different summits there are kid-friendly "Adventure Zones", snowtubing runs, Nordic skiing, as well as a superpipe and variety of snowboarding terrain parks.
Also nearby is Washington's largest and most popular ski resorts
at Crystal Mountain offering more than 2,000 acres of skiable terrain and plenty of backcountry skiing for those who like a
After a hard day out on the slopes, Crystal Mountain offers a handful of choices for kicking back at on-site restaurants and nearby lodging with spectacular mountain views.
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