White Pass

Jack Lee
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Jack Lee
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The lack of crowds and great value for money given the 1,402 ac of terrain here makes White Pass a worthwhile 2.5-3 hour journey from Seattle. When the inbounds terrain gets tracked out there are tons of hike-to spots to find fresh powder and plenty of fun terrain on the backside. Enjoy the stunning views of Mt Rainier as you ski or ride down the mountain and once you're done for the day, be sure to check out The Blue Spruce Saloon, it's a favorite among the locals. 

17/18 Historical Snowfall

White Pass vs
White PassCrystal Mountain Resort WA
beginner20 %11 %
intermediate60 %54 %
advanced20 %32 %
expert-3 %
total runs45 57
ski area1,402ac 2,600ac
summit elevation6,550ft 7,012ft
total lifts8 -
child lift ticket$5 Free
adult lift ticket$66 $80
back country
value for money
average total snowfall229″ 347″
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White Pass Reviews

Superb 4.9 / 5
based on 6 reviews

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Fabulous!4.2 / 5Nov 29, 2017
JKJustin K.
intermediate snowboarder
Easily my favorite resort. White Pass is a hidden gem. About an hour away from Yakima, it offers an enormous mountain's worth of snow for a price that's less than other resorts that are close by. The high camp Lodge is the perfect place to have a snack and relax, with a gorgeous view of Mt. Rainier. Phenomenal mountain and will most definitely... More
Superb!5 / 5Nov 18, 2017
PLPatrick L.
advanced skier
I have been to white pass all through out my childhood and come back every year. It's not too crowded and their lodging is affordable. In fact they have different types of lodging to accommodate whatever you'd like to spend. For example, when my dad brought my sister, my brother and me down we just got one flat that had a bathroom, a bedroom and a... More
Superb!5 / 5Oct 23, 2017
This was the first place I came to learn snowboarding and the place where I teach friends and family. Not only was my first experience amazing but I learned with such forgiving snow.
Superb!5 / 5Oct 21, 2017
My favorite place to ride in Washington. Short lines, epic terrain, and an original style. This place is often overlooked, but, has everything you can ask for in a mountain.
Superb!5 / 5Oct 21, 2017
JHJessica H.
White Pass is the by far my favorite place to go snowboarding. It's not on the beaten path out of Seattle, so on average there are less crowds to battle, it's one of the cheaper places to get a lift ticket ($62 the last I checked), and from my home base of Olympia it's a 2 hour drive South on I5 and a little bit East (important, since you avoid... More
Superb!5 / 5Oct 08, 2017
White Pass is a little hidden gem. Those that travel the extra time from the Seattle/Olympia area are rewarded with short lines, great terrain, and nacho tater tots at the mid mountain lodge. I'm lucky I live close!

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