Washington's White Pass Ski Area wins the 2012 OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award for Best Family Resort in the Pacific Northwest. With terrain geared toward more intermediate skiing (15% Beginner, 65% Intermediate, 20% Advanced), White Pass provides just enough challenge for all members of the family. White Pass also has night skiing on Saturdays and Holidays, a variety of dining options, on-mountain lodging, child care and great rates on equipment rentals, making it an obvious choice for the Best Family Resort in the Pacific Northwest in 2012.

SKIING FOR THE KIDS: For kids who are just learning how to ski or ride, White Pass offers a Kids’ Clinic. The Clinic offers a full day of skiing or snowboarding for children ages 5-12, with lunch, snacks and lift tickets included. More advanced youth skiers and riders can enjoy the wide open skiing accessed via the Couloir Express.

OFF-HILL ACTIVITIES FOR MOM & DAD: Mom and Dad can head to the After Dark Café when the day is done and grab a drink until 8:00 p.m. The Sitzmark Bistro is reserved for guests 21 years of age and older, and is a place where the Parents can grab a glass of local Washington Wine and enjoy a selection from their inviting Bistro menu.

FAMILY FUN OFF THE SLOPES: The 27th Annual White Pass Winter Carnival, on Mar. 2 – 3, 2013 is full of family friendly fun. The carnival consists of a spectacular interactive snow castle, carnival games, snow sculptures, fireworks and live music. The main attractor is the gigantic snow castle that can be found in the base area.