With the first snow of the season already behind us, it is time to start thinking about making the most of nature’s fabulous powder. There is no better time to escape to the mountain passes for an outdoor winter adventure right in Yakima’s backyard. Kick up the adrenaline rush this season and venture out for unforgettable skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, and much more. With activities suitable for all ages and experience levels, it is time to head outdoors and celebrate the snow season with your next winter adventure.

White Pass Nordic Center

Yakima Outdoor Winter Adventure
Take in the mesmerizing sights and incredible adventures to be had at White Pass Ski Area. Photo courtesy: White Pass Nordic Center

48850 US-12, Naches

Open Thursday – Monday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Glide over to the White Pass Nordic Center with knowledgeable and friendly staff ready to help get you on your way to your next great adventure. “We offer rental equipment for cross-country skiing, skate skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking.” Whether a beginner or expert level when it comes to the slopes, you’ll find the perfect terrain suited for your level right at White Pass. Stop by the yurt for a quick snack and break before continuing along your way.

Those looking for a bit of extra instruction can enjoy a variety of lessons in addition to available rentals. Private and group lessons are ready to increase your mountain confidence and skills. Learn new techniques with a great selection of packages from beginner to expert level. Check out the Kid’s Clinic for a unique series of lessons for children ages 6 – 13 ready to enhance their game on the mountain. Check out more incredible White Pass adventures ready to get your adrenaline pumping in a majestic setting.

Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort

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Glide down to Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort in Wenatchee for exciting winter fun. Photo courtesy: Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort

7500 Mission Ridge Road, Wenatchee

Open daily beginning December 15

Head out to Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort in Wenatchee for incredible winter activities. Whether looking for your next ski or snowboarding adventure, you have come to the right place. Browse through various lessons offered depending on age and skill level, sure to meet your needs. Beginners can also take advantage of the Learn to Ski/Snowboard Freedom Pass, offering unlimited beginner-level lessons, lift access, and rentals for those ages six and up. Take your mountain sports game to the next level with this incredible beginner’s pass for skiing or snowboarding.

Be sure to also check out the Twilight Pass, offering beautiful night skiing and riding from 2 p.m. to close every day of the winter season. Watch the snow twinkle under nightfall as you glide through the pass in an unbeatable evening experience. Take a look at the daily rentals available, offering all the necessities, including complete ski and snowboard packages or individual items. Experience an incredible winter adventure at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort in Wenatchee this season.

Crystal Mountain Resort

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Hit the slopes at Crystal Mountain Resort in Enumclaw for your next outdoor winter adventure. Photo courtesy: Crystal Mountain Resort

33914 Crystal Mountain Boulevard, Enumclaw

Find exhilarating outdoor adventures awaiting at Crystal Mountain Resort in Enumclaw. Step out onto fresh powdery snow and find all the best winter activities, from snowshoeing to snowboarding and even gorgeous gondola rides overlooking captivating scenic views. Take part in night skiing or snowboarding from December through February, offered on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays. Check out the mountain under the beautiful iridescent lights and glide your way down the mountain until 8 p.m. Check out the night skiing calendar and book your next seasonal adventure.

Explore the area with six new show-shoe trails ranging from easy to advanced-level with steep slopes. Go on a self-guided tour and slow down the pace with these family-friendly trails. Browse the snowshoe map for more information on the trails, rentals, and more. Take your winter experience to Crystal Mountain Resort in Enumclaw at Washington’s largest ski resort.

Leavenworth Snowmobile Tours

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Escape to Leavenworth on a guided snowmobile tour, perfect for all levels of experience. Photo courtesy: Leavenworth Snowmobile Tours

19115 Chiwawa Loop Road, Leavenworth

Speed off on the fresh, crisp snow at Leavenworth Snowmobile Tours. With three different tours and time lengths to choose from, there is an outdoor winter adventure for everyone to enjoy. Whether looking to spend one or three hours out on the snow, you will surely find an exciting snowmobile tour this season, great for all levels of experience. Book your next adventure now, as space is limited for these wild rides. Most gear is provided with your tour but be sure to bring along a neck warmer and sunglasses. Buckle up for an incredible time at Leavenworth Snowmobile Tours.

Step out and find your next exhilarating outdoor winter adventure right in Yakima’s backyard. With several passes to choose from, it’s a wonderful time to hit the slopes and take advantage of the winter recreation available to the great Pacific Northwest. From snowmobiles to night skiing and even scenic gondola rides, there is an outdoor activity for everyone waiting to be had. Be sure to check out some of the most exhilarating activities and escape to the mountain passes for an outdoor winter adventure.

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