Skiing and Snowboarding in North Central Washington

As winter approaches, it’s time to dust off your snow gear and prepare to hit the slopes. North Central Washington has a variety of locations to enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding, each offering unique views and diverse terrain.

Mission Ridge

Conveniently located just 12 miles from downtown Wenatchee is the Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort. The Ridge’s 2,000 acres of sunny Central Washington dry snow has been a Wenatchee favorite for generations. With spectacular views of town and the Columbia River, the Ridge is the place to be on a sunny powder day!

Opening day was November 19th and lift tickets are available online. Visit to plan your trip–and check out their webcams to see the rare views of Central Washington from atop the ridge!

Stevens Pass

As Highway 2 climbs to an epic summit of the Cascade mountain range, travelers will arrive at the Stevens Pass Ski Area. Featuring over 1,000 acres of skiable terrain and 52 runs, adventure seekers will have plenty of options to experience the ample snowfall of the Cascade Crest. From approachable groomed terrain to the heart-pumping glades and bowls of Cowboy and Big Chief Mountains, Stevens Pass has something to offer all skill levels.

Opening day is planned for December 2nd. Ticket availability and all the details to plan your trip to Stevens Pass can be found at

Leavenworth Ski Hill

Once Highway 2 makes its scenic descent into the eastern slopes of the Cascade mountains, travelers will reach Leavenworth. Along with its snowglobe atmosphere and dazzling Christmas lights, Leavenworth has its very own Ski Hill located just one mile outside of town. The Ski Hill area includes two rope tows, a tubing hill, and a sledding hill, creating a friendly atmosphere for all ages. On site is a historic lodge built in 1936 where visitors can warm up and enjoy hot cocoa and snacks.

If you’re visiting Leavenworth this Winter and are looking for a location minutes from town to enjoy an exciting day in the snow, be sure to visit Ski Hill. Learn more at

Echo Valley Ski and Tubing Area

Located 8 miles from the town of Chelan is the Echo Valley Ski and Tubing Area. The non-profit ski resort includes 3 rope tows, a 1,400 foot Poma Lift, a 6-lane tubing hill, and a lodge where visitors can enjoy a meal or warm drink beside a roaring fireplace. Echo Valley has something for all ages, and if you need equipment, they even offer lessons and equipment rentals. Learn more at