Sun, Powder, Never Crowded, Family-Friendly, "Local" Attitude, Views, Wenatchee
Can be windy
Amazing snow (you won't find dry powder like this anywhere else in WA) and SUN! Never as crowded as the other resorts - even on their busiest weekends. IF you wait in a lift line it will be for five minutes max. Parking lot can get full on those crazy-busy weekends, so save yourself some gas (and the earth some pollution) and take the Ski Link shuttle from Wenatchee. Really family-friendly as well, with a great ski school and I think they're the only resort in WA that offers child care. Wenatchee is just 20 minutes away and a great place to stay with lots of other fun activities for kiddos and grownups alike. Last but not least, the staff at the Ridge are SUPER friendly with a "local" attitude.