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# 1Small Ski Area in Washington
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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.

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.

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

Plan Your Trip

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

93"
58"
39"
20"
0"
22"
Nov
61"
Dec
76"
Jan
78"
Feb
58"
Mar
31"
Apr
May
Runs in Total
47
Longest Run
2.5 mi
Skiable Terrain
1402 ac
Night Skiing
90 ac
Night Skiing
1.9 mi
Snow Making
30 ac
Snow Making
0.2 mi

Total Lifts: 8

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

Elevation

Base
4500'
Summit
6550'
Vertical Drop
2050'

Important Dates

November 30, 20242024/11/30
Projected Opening
April 27, 20252025/04/27
Projected Closing
144
Projected Days Open
148
Days Open Last Year
72
Years Open
400"
Average Snowfall
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