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

Top Skiing Spots in and near Washington

  • North Bend, Washington

    Ski Tour or Snowshoe Kendall Knob

    3 mi / 2000 ft gain
    The area around Kendall Knob is great for snowshoeing or ski touring. It is particularly nice for ski touring because there are a variety of short tours at varying difficulty and on varying aspects. Skiers or those on snowshoe can begin their trip at the PCT trailhead near the Commonwealth Campgr...
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  • Enumclaw, Washington

    Snowshoe to Sun Top Peak

    12 mi / 2000 ft gain
    From Tacoma, Wa. take Hwy 167 to Hwy 410 and follow that until you get to the Chinook Pass Hwy. Then from there follow this road and take the second Service Road on the right and follow this road until it dead ends. The trail starts on NF-7315. You have to walk this road until you reach the first...
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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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  • 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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  • Packwood, Washington

    Ski Tour to The Castle & Pinnacle Peak

    4 mi / 1200 ft gain
    Enter Mount Rainier National Park via the Nisqually Entrance outside of Ashford. Drive past Longmire and continue heading up towards Paradise. Parking for this trip can be found at Narada Falls. From the Narada Falls parking lot you will head up to the closed for the winter portion of Stevens Ca...
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  • Ashford, Washington

    Snowshoe the Skyline Trail

    5.5 mi / 1450 ft gain
    Nicely situated a couple hours south of Seattle and north of Portland, Mt. Rainier is easily accessible. Before leaving make sure to pack a set of snow chains, for the park requires chains for most vehicles throughout the winter. Head towards the Nisqually entrance to the park.  Upon entering the...
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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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