It’s time to think SNOW! Wintertime in the Pacific Northwest is something special. Get ready for your wintertime best days ever all around the Yakima Valley. With majestic mountain views and alpine forest terrain, find adventure just minutes away. Even better, we can all count on enjoying our best winter days ever throughout the season under sunny skies.
Snowy Slopes and Trails
Take the short drive from Yakima to White Pass Ski Resort for your perfect wintertime day – followed by a local craft brew or Yakima Valley wine and dinner back in town. No matter your level, find ideal terrain, from rugged slopes for the expert skier to gentler tracks for those learning, all with stunning views.
If you haven’t explored adventures offered at the White Pass Nordic Center, let this be the year! The cozy yurt in a picturesque setting is your home base for alpine skiing, snowshoeing and fat bikes on the snowy tracks. If you need to rent equipment, they have you covered.
For a special evening, take a Twilight Snowshoe Tour! Explore the groomed trails and majestic views of the stunning Cascade Crest by moonlight (or headlamp on snowy nights) with Nordic Center guides. Some tours include yoga with expert instructor, Sara Washburn of Just Breathe Adventure Company. Tours include snowshoe rental and headlamps if needed.
Have you been wishing to reach your next level on the slopes? Maybe you want to build your skills for powder, crud, bumps, trees and steeps? Husband and wife team, Andy and Shannon Mahre of Mahre Athletic Development Company and Girls with Grit have created experiences to inspire and help you achieve your next levels. During the winter, they offer specialized skiing clinics and classes. Scheduled group clinics for intermediate and advanced skiers deliver a day of shedding and smiles.
Winter Trail Blazing
Just a short drive from Yakima takes you to hundreds of trail miles for winter riding on your snow machines. Ride for hours under reliably sunny skies, making the most of abundant snowfalls and a variety of terrain. Make Ahtanum State Forest your first stop to hit the Ahtanum Sno-Park at Ahtanum Meadows, the largest sno-park in the region, with miles of groomed trails through pristine alpine meadows with stunning high-country views. Continue on to explore throughout the terrain all around the Valley.
Perhaps most important, hotel parking for your rig and machines is abundant and free!