Winter Top 10

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VIDEO: Experience Winter at Mt. Rainier

Find your winter side at Mt. Rainier. Experiencing the quiet calm of a snow-covered forest... Sipping hot cocoa by a crackling fire... The joy of throwing snowballs and making snow angels... Try world-cla...
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Go Snowshoeing

Experience the drama of a Mt. Rainier winter on snowshoes. Marvel at the alpine trees encased in snow and ice. Look out onto the clean white mountainsides that seem to go on and on. During the summer months you...
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Take the Kids to Paradise’s Snow Play Area

Ready, set, slide! Race down the slopes at the popular snowplay area at Paradise. For those who see the snow and feel the need for speed, this is the one place in the park where sleds are welcome - and expected...
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Ride Crystal’s Mt. Rainier Gondola

Skiers, riders and foot passengers can all take a ride to the Crystal Mountain summit for captivating mountain views, a delectable meal at the Summit House restaurant or to drop back into the vast terrain that ...
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Spend a Cozy Night at Mt. Rainier

Maybe you spent the day snowshoeing at Paradise. Or shushing down the ski slopes. Maybe you just spent the day in with a good book and a glass of wine. Whatever your style, avoid a long drive home and instead c...
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Go Hut to Hut Nordic Skiing and More

Recreation on the Mount Tahoma Trails comes in all forms, from cross country skiing and snowshoeing to snowboarding and skate skiing, as well as an occasional sled dog team. This is a great alternative to the P...
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Dining with a View at Crystal Mountain

Dine at the top of the world! Well, it feels that way anyhow... Travel 2500 feet in ten minutes time on the new Mt. Rainier Gondola up to the summit of Crystal Mountain to dine at the newly-remodeled Summit Hou...
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Watch Elk & Big Horn Sheep Feeding

It's one of the best locations for elk watching in the entire nation. On Mt. Rainier's east side, come to the Oak Creek Wildlife Area and view herds of elk gathering in the hundreds for daily winter feedings. V...
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Nordic Ski at White Pass

Cross country ski or snowshoe on scenic, well-established trails through wooded areas and around a scenic alpine lake at the White Pass Nordic Center. Meander along 18 kilometers of groomed, double-tracked trai...
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Indulge Yourself at a Spa

Take time for yourself with a spa getaway to Mt. Rainier. Leave your worries and stress behind and retreat to the peace and quiet of the mountains for time spent away rejuvenating your body and mind. Indulge wi...
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Take a Tram Ride through a Wildlife Park

Bundle up for a 55-minute tram ride and view native Northwest animals in their lush winter coats at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville. The tram tours the 435 acre free-roaming area of the park. Spot bi...