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North Cascades National Park, Washington

Looking for the best skiing in North Cascades National Park? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around North Cascades National Park. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top Skiing Spots in and near North Cascades National Park

  • Deming, Washington

    Snowshoe to Huntoon Point

    6 mi / 1200 ft gain
    This strenuous but rewarding hike takes you first to Austin Pass, where there is a great view of Mount Shuksan. Look out for skiers and snowboarders heading the opposite direction as you start out.The second major push heads further up to Kulshan Ridge, leading first to Artist Point, then Huntoon...
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  • Deming, Washington

    Winter Backpack in the Mt. Baker Backcountry

    6 mi / 1500 ft gain
    Arrive at the upper ski resort parking lot (approx. 4300 feet elev.) and snowshoe, skin, or split board up. Make your way toward Artist Point and eventually Huntoon Point, gaining approximately 1500 feet of elevation over approximately 3 miles (one way). Past Huntoon Point, there are several grea...
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  • Deming, Washington

    Backcountry Skiing Near Mt. Baker

    Park at Heather Meadows parking lot at Mount Baker Ski Resort and follow the Blueberry cat-track, which is actually a paved road in the summer, leading south up for 2 miles passing Austin Pass and continuing southwest on to Artist Point, gaining 1200 ft in elevation. From there, dig out your snow...
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  • Whatcom County, Washington

    Winter Hike to Winchester Mountain

    3.5 mi / 1320 ft gain
    Despite this trip report being titled "to Winchester Mountain", the fun doesn’t stop there. Even though Winchester Mountain is the most popular summer hike departing from Twin Lakes, this whole area turns into a fun-zone during the winter.Upon reaching higher ground above the lakes, this zone off...
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  • Marblemount, Washington

    Climb Eldorado Peak via the East Ridge

    8 mi / 6800 ft gain
    Standing on the knife edge summit, the terrain around you plummets steeply into glacier-filled basins that trickle into turquoise alpine lakes. Serrated snowy peaks give way to forest covered valleys below that craft a rugged landscape. Eldorado Peak delivers you atop this wild and mountainous wo...
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  • Concrete, Washington

    Climb Mt. Baker via the Easton Glacier Route

    16 mi / 7600 ft gain
    The Easton Glacier route is one of the mountain’s most popular and likewise, most crowded. Check out Mt. Baker’s Squak Glacier route or Coleman Deming Glacier route for an alternative climb with similar difficulty.You’ll start out at Schreibers Meadow Trailhead (3,200 ft.). To get there, exit off...
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  • Chelan County, Washington

    Backcountry Ski or Snowboard at Ann Lake

    3 mi / 700 ft gain
    *Note: The mileage and elevation is only to the lake. It is not taking into account the ascent to reach the pass for runs. Maple Pass is about 1200' higher*Start off at the Rainy Pass Trailhead. Travel south towards Rainy Lake. After about 0.4 miles, you will come across a ravine that contains th...
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  • Winthrop, Washington

    Ski Washington Pass

    Because the North Cascades highway usually closes from November to May due to heavy snow and huge slides that bury the road, few people expend the energy to get there, meaning it's one of the only places where fresh tracks are almost guaranteed through the winter and early spring.To start, you'll...
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  • Mazama, Washington

    Cross Country Ski from the Mazama Trailhead

    Many cross country ski trails begin at the Mazama trailhead, located in the town of Mazama, just off of Highway 20. This area offers the perfect jumping off ground for a day on the trails.  Follow the interior short and flat Inn Run Loop trail to get your legs warmed up or get some practice on fl...
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