Winter Activities

Crystal Mountain Resort a PNW Winter Playground

Crystal Mountain is a world class ski resort, rated by SKIING magazine as the #7 ski resort in North America. Experienced skiers are drawn to the expert runs comprising nearly half of the terrain...

Paradise Snowplay Area: Sledding & Inner Tubing

Families with children will enjoy the snow play area at Paradise, north of the upper parking lot -- at least five feet of snow are needed before it can open. It is usually open by mid-December. The Snow Play area is the ONLY place in the park where sledding and sliding are permitted. Trees, tree wells, and cliffs make other areas dangerous. For everyone's safety, use "soft" sliding devices flexible sleds, inner tubes, and saucers. No hard toboggans or runner sleds.

Mowich Lake Snowshoe

Area: Carbon River Area Starting Point: Mowich Lake Road Permit: National Park Pass or Interagency Pass Distance: 10.5 miles, RT  Duration: 7 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate High Point: 5,000...

Mt. Tahoma Hut To Hut Trail System

The Mount Tahoma Trails Association operates and manages the largest no fee Hut-to-Hut Trail System in North America for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Approximately 50 miles of trails, 20 miles of which...

Bumping Lake

Non-Groomed, Cross Country Skiing at Bumping Lake This area, elevation 3,460 feet, usually has outstanding snow quality with easy access from Hwy 410 west of Naches. Although only a few trails are marked, th...

Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks At Paradise

Guided snowshoe walks are offered Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from December 23, 2015 through March 27, 2016. Walks start at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Walks are snowfall dependent.

Snowshoe Tours At Crystal Mountain Resort

Saturday Tour and Dinner 2016-2017 Season:  January 7, 2016 to March 4, 2017 Join us for a 2.5 hr late afternoon snowshoe tour of the alpine wilderness. We begin our tour by riding up the Quicksilver chair...

Snow Play Area At Paradise

Families with children will enjoy the snow play area at Paradise, north of the upper parking lot -- at least five feet of snow are needed before it can open. It is usually open by mid-December; in 2007, opening...

River Trail (Blue Diamond Trail)

Area: White River Area Starting Point: Silver Creek Sno-Park Distance: 3.2 miles RT  Duration: 2 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 2,650 ft Elevation End: 2,750 ft Elevation...

Deer Lake Snowshoe

Area: White Pass Area Starting Point: Yurt at Village Inn Condos Distance: 6 miles RT  Duration: 4 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 4,445 ft Elevation End: 5,225 ft Elevati...

Narada Falls to Bench and Snow Lakes

Area: Narada Falls Starting Point: Narada Falls Distance: 7.5 miles RT  Duration: 6 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 3,900 ft Elevation End: 4,900 ft (Reflection Lakes) Elevati...

Sun Top Snowshoe

Area: White River Area Starting Point: Hwy 410 Distance: 11 miles RT  Duration: 9 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation Start: 2,200 ft Elevation End: 5,271 ft Elevation Gain: 3,050 f...

Mather Memorial Highway | White River

Area: White River Area Starting Point: Silver Creek Snow Park Distance: 10.4 mi RT  Duration: 7 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation Start: 1,750 ft Elevation End: 3,825 ft Elevation...

Dalles Ridge Snowshoe

Area: White River Area Starting Point: Chinook Pass Distance: 8.2 MI RT  Duration: 6 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 2,000 ft Elevation End: 3,990 ft Elevation Gain: 1,900...

Mildred Point Snowshoe

Area: Longmire Starting Point: Longmire Distance: 6.5 miles RT  Duration: 6 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation Start: 2,687 ft Elevation End: 4,437 ft Elevation Gain: 1,750 ft ...

Panorama Point Snowshoe

Area: Paradise Starting Point: Paradise Distance: 4.5 miles RT  Duration: 3-5 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 5,280 ft Elevation End: 6,830 ft (Panorama Point)' Elevation ...

Rampart Ridge Trail Snowshoe

Area: Longmire Starting Point: Longmire Distance: 4.5 mile loop  Duration: 4 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 2,680 ft Elevation End: 4,080 ft Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft ...

White River Trail

Area: White River Area Starting Point: SR410 Distance: up to 10.0 miles RT  Duration: 2 to 7 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 2,300 ft Elevation End: 3,000 ft Elevation Gai...

West Side Road Snowshoe

Area: Nisqually Entrance Starting Point: West Side Road Distance: 8 miles, RT  Duration: 3-4 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 1,927 ft Elevation End: 2, 927 ft Elevation Gain: ...

White Pass Nordic Center Snowshoe Trails

Area: White Pass Area Starting Point: Nordic Center Distance: 1.7 miles RT Lake Loop 4.0 miles RT Lake and Waterfall loops  Duration: 2 hrs Lake Loop 4 hrs Lake and Waterfall loops Difficulty ...

Narada Falls to Reflection Lakes Snowshoe

Area: Narada Falls Starting Point: Narada Falls Distance: 3.75 miles, RT  Duration: 4 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 4,367 ft Elevation End: 4,863 ft Elevation Gain: 516 ft ...

Alta Vista Snowshoe

Area: Paradise Starting Point: Paradise Distance: 1 mile, RT  Duration: 1.5 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 5,421 ft Elevation End: 5,971 ft Elevation Gain: 550 ft * Mi...

Golden Gate Snowshoe

Area: Paradise Starting Point: Paradise Distance: 2.25 miles, RT  Duration: 1.5 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 5,421 ft Elevation End: 6,050 ft Elevation Gain: 650 ft ...

Twin Lakes Snowshoe

Area: Carbon River Area Starting Point: Carbon River Road Distance: 6.1 miles, RT  Duration: 4-6 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 3,666 ft Elevation End: 4,818 ft Elevation...

Snowshoe Trails of Paradise: An Overview

Area: Paradise Starting Point: Paradise Distance: Depends on route  Duration: Up to 1 day Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: Depends on route Elevation End: Depends on route Elevatio...

Anderson Lake Snowshoe

Area: Mt. Tahoma Trails Starting Point: Sno-Park for MTTA Distance: 6.8 miles, RT  Duration: 5-6 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 2,125 ft Elevation End: 4,125 ft Elevation...

High Hut Snowshoe

Area: Mt. Tahoma Trails Starting Point: Sno-Park for MTTA Distance: 8.6 miles, RT  Duration: 7-9 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 2,360 ft Elevation End: 4,760 ft Elevation...

Snow Bowl Hut Snowshoe

Area: Mt. Tahoma Trails Starting Point: Sno-Park for MTTA Distance: 8.6 miles, RT  Duration: 7-8 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 2,110 ft Elevation End: 4,360 ft Elevation...

Kautz Creek Snowshoe

Area: Nisqually Entrance Starting Point: Near Longmire Distance: 2.25 miles, RT  Duration: 1.5 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 2,294 ft Elevation End: 2,604 ft Elevation Gain:...

Eagle Peak Snowshoe

Area: Longmire Starting Point: Longmire Distance: 4.0 miles, RT  Duration: 3-4 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 3,223 ft Elevation End: 4,443 ft Elevation Gain: 1,220 ft ...

Longmire to Cougar Rock Snowshoe

Area: Longmire Starting Point: Longmire Distance: 3.9 miles, RT  Duration: 2-3 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 2,024 ft Elevation End: 3,180 ft Elevation Gain: 400 ft ...

Reflection Lakes Loop Snowshoe

Area: Paradise Starting Point: Paradise Distance: 6 miles, RT  Duration: 5-6 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 4,400 ft Elevation End: 5,400 ft Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft ...

Glacier Vista Snowshoe

Area: Paradise Starting Point: Paradise Distance: 3 miles, RT  Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 5,340 ft Elevation End: 6,340 ft Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft ...

Corral Pass Snowshoe

Area: Crystal Mountain Area Starting Point: Corral Pass Road Distance: 11.5 miles, RT  Duration: 8 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 2,900 ft Elevation End: 5,700 ft Eleva...

Mazama Ridge Snowshoe

Area: Paradise Starting Point: Paradise Distance: 3 miles, RT  Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 5,100 ft Elevation End: 6,000 ft Elevation Gain: 900 ft ...

Goat Falls Snowshoe

Area: Crystal Mountain Area Starting Point: Corral Pass Road Distance: 2.5 miles, RT  Duration: 2 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 2,700 ft Elevation End: 3,200 ft Elevatio...

White Pass Ski Area

White Pass is a kicked-back, slightly off the beaten path ski area, highly acclaimed by hard-core snow enthusiasts as well as the skiing or snowboarding family. It boasts nearly 1,500 acres of terrain...

Feature: Ski White Pass

White Pass Doubles in Size with Long-Awaited Expansion Planned decades ago, Paradise Basin finally opened in 2010, increasing White Pass's vertical drop to 2,000-feet and doubling its size to 1,500 acres...

Paradise Valley Road

For cross country skiers who prefer a well-graded trail through spectacular open alpine country, the Paradise Valley Road in Mount Rainier National Park can’t be beat. And with Paradise’s epic snowfall...

White Pass Nordic Center

Nestled between the White Pass downhill ski area and the sprawling William O Douglas Wilderness is one of the most delightful, family-friendly cross-country ski areas in the Northwest.

Copper Creek Hut

Although it seems a million miles away from that other world, getting here was remarkably straightforward. I am spending this night in the Copper Creek Hut, part of the Mount Tahoma Trails Association's collection of backcountry retreats.

Mt. Tahoma Trail System

The Mount Tahoma Trails Association operates and manages the largest no fee Hut-to-Hut Trail System in North America for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Approximately 50 miles of trails, 20 miles of which...
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