Great place to ski...but don't tell anybody

by: dikthod - Jan 26, 2012

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 5
  • Nightlife 3

    Pros: Great skiing, easy to get to, minimal crowds

    Cons: Unfortunately high winds can restrict operation of the "Liberator" HS Quad

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2012

Full review

Skiing is great, ALWAYS! Whether it be fresh powder (and I mean real pow) or skillfully groomed runs. Mission Ridge has a good design that effectively balances people between schussing the runs, riding up the lift and very short lift lines. One way or the other you're always moving. There is limited night life on the mountain however Wenatchee is only 20 minutes down the mountain which is where they're are wonderful accommodations and a wide variety of very good restaurants and bars. McGlinn's, Garlini's and the Applewood Grill are the local favorites for several reasons. All things considered I'd rate Mission Ridge right up there with Steamboat. Just a smaller mountain but the skiing is just as good and folks are just as friendly. WAHOO!!