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Are you ready for some great winter fun? Whether you enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of cross country skiing or the thrill of vertical drops and catching air, the mountains and forests of Washington State provide it all. You can ski with friends and family or you can go solo and enjoy the solitude of a silent winter world.
Most years, the Cascade ski areas see a base of more than 40 feet of snow! Ski areas along this mountain range offer heli-skiing, thrilling vertical drops, peaceful cross country trails, mountain lodging, and the generous snowfall that allows superb winter adventures.
If you've never tried skiing or snowboarding, maybe it's time to give it a try and discover a new sport that you will love! Whether you'd like to glide across country, catch some air, or take a lesson, just head to the mountains of Washington State. Below are some great resources that will help lead you to a lifetime of winter joy.
Skiing and Snowboarding Resources
Mt. St. Helens Winter Recreation Area
Gifford Pinchot National Forest - Winter Activities 2002/2003
Washington Resort Information
This site is provided by SkiWashington.com and it is a great resource! It has a map of the state with links to information about each of the Ski Resorts.
Washington Ski Conditions
This page has a chart with the current ski conditions of the whole state.
Learn to Tune Your Skis or Snowboard
If you aren't tuning your skis or snowboard on a regular basis, you're getting minimum results from a good-sized investment. Of course, it can also get expensive to take your skis or board to the shop as frequently as you should. This web site teaches you how you can maintain your skis or board yourself at home.
Leavenworth Snowcat Skiing
Guided backcountry snowcat skiing and snowboarding in the Cascade Mountains near Leavenworth, WA. Averaging 15,000 vertical feet of powder snow daily.
Ski Health & Fitness
This page has tips on how to stay healthy and fit in order to enjoy the snow to the fullest.
This is an awesome site with all kinds of information about skiing and snowboarding in Washington State. The site includes a snow report, resort information, live webcams, a calendar of events, and links to other internet resources. The site also has random photos that help make viewing interesting.
Snowlink.com has hundreds of web site links and information on skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing.
Washington Ski and Snowboard Industries
The Washington Ski & Snowboard Industries (WSSI) is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of the snow sports industry in Washington State.
Amar Andalkars Ski Mountaineering and Climbing Site
"Photo galleries, news, user surveys, daily snow reports for the area, gear reviews and lots more."