White Pass Ski Resort

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Overview

White Pass Ski Area offers a vertical rise of over 2,000 feet and 1,400 accessible acres with terrain from beginner to advanced for skiers and riders. Besides the main runs, there is also a Nordic area as well as terrain parks for the freestylers.

Where Is White Pass Ski Resort Located?

Located 50 miles west of Yakima and 110 miles east of Tacoma, Washington, White Pass Ski Area is just 12 miles southeast of Mt. Rainer National Park in the Washington Cascades. You can fly into either Yakima or Tacoma, and then drive to the park.

No lodging on-site. Kitchen-equipped condos within walking distance of the ski slopes and Nordic trails.

Restaurants

Breakfast Places

  • Try the Mimosa Hour at Groomed Grounds. Or, make it more traditional with coffee, tea and a breakfast snack. 48935 US Hwy 12, Naches, WA 98937

Our Favorite Lunch Spots

  • For a quick lunch bite, The Bistro offers a variety of soup, salad and sandwiches. 48935 US Hwy 12, Naches, WA 98937

Dinner

  • The ski resort doesn’t stay open late so you might prefer to head to Puyallup for dinner, where you have many options, including the Black Angus Steakhouse. 203 35th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA 98374

Apres/Nightlife

  • If you want an early drink (this places closes around 6:00 pm most days) Sitzmark Pub features locally crafted beer and wine. 48935 US Hwy 12, Naches, WA 98937

Terrain

Terrain

White Pass Ski Area offers 2,000 feet of vertical and 1,402 skiable acres. With a top elevation of 6,500 feet and a base elevation of 4,500 feet, there is on average 350 inches of annual snowfall, bolstered by snowmaking at the base area at Far East and Poma Face. All ski areas are serviced by six chairlifts, including two high-speed quads.

Night skiing is available on a limited basis, including on Saturdays and holidays. The two terrain parks (Progression Park or Rib Eye Park) offers slopestyle, jams and more for freestylers. There are also 11 miles of cross-country skiing at the Nordic Center.

Inside Scoop

While you can stay at the White Pass Village Inn, you can also save money by staying at Lot C in an RV. While there are no hookups in the lot, it’s completely free to stay there. You can also find lodging right on the mountain by looking up cabins on Airbnb and VRBO. There’s plenty to do on the mountain, including dining, drinking, shopping and more.

Take a twilight snowshoe tour, which happens on Saturdays typically in January and February during the season. If the moonlight is bright enough, you don’t need to bring a headlamp. Reserve your spot ahead of time to ensure that there is space for you.

Plan Your Trip

White Pass Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

94"
59"
39"
20"
0"
4"
Nov
63"
Dec
76"
Jan
78"
Feb
53"
Mar
29"
Apr
0.1"
May
0"
Jun

Terrain Overview

45
Runs in Total
2.5 mi
Longest Run
1402 ac
Skiable Terrain
90 ac
Night Skiing
1.9 mi
Night Skiing
30 ac
Snow Making
0.2 mi
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 8

2
High Speed Quads
1
Quad Chairs
1
Triple Chairs
2
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

6550'
Summit
2050'
Vertical Drop
4500'
Base

Important Dates

December 17, 20222022/12/17
Projected Opening
April 30, 20232023/04/30
Projected Closing
144
Projected Days Open
148
Days Open Last Year
70
Years Open
400"
Average Snowfall
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