Advertising

Friday, November 16, 1990 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

E-mail article     Print

Washington Ski Areas

ALPINE

-- A survey of alpine ski areas in the region for the 1990-91 season.

ALPENTAL, SKI ACRES,

SNOQUALMIE SUMMIT

-- 47 miles east of Seattle on I-90. Runs range from easy to expert. One lift ticket valid on all chairlifts. Free shuttle-bus service among the three areas on weekends.

Alpental features steep advanced-expert terrain but also has beginner and some intermediate skiing. Ski Acres offers wide beginner-intermediate slopes plus steeper faces, bowls and trails. Snoqualmie Summit has wide, open beginner-intermediate slopes and some steeper runs.

ELEVATION - Alpental 3,200-5,400 feet, Ski Acres 2,860-3,900, Snoqualmie 3,000-3,900.

OPERATING HOURS - Daily, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Alpental and Snoqualmie closed nonholiday Mondays, Ski Acres closed nonholiday Tuesdays. All three areas open until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday Dec. 28-March 16. Sundays, Alpental closes 6 p.m., Ski Acres and Snoqualmie close at 9 p.m. All areas close 5 p.m. Dec. 24, will be open until 11:30 Dec. 31. Ski Acres cross-country center open weekdays 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday nights, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - 21 chairlifts, platterpull, 11 rope tows. Snowboarders welcome at Ski Acres and Snoqualmie. Snowboarding at Alpental Monday-Friday only. Alpental reserves the right to prohibit snowboarding when number of skiers dictates.

Ski shops, ski schools, day lodges (Alpental has a new one), cafeterias, restaurants, lounge, beer halls, chapel, bus service to area (information, reservations, 232-8182).

CHILD CARE - Ski Acres and Snoqualmie information, reservations 232-8210.

LIFT PRICES - Saturdays and holidays: All-day (9 a.m-6 p.m) chairs, adults $23, beginners $20. Half day $18, $16. Swing $23, $20. Nights (5 p.m.-closing) Saturday $14, Sunday $12. Monday-Tuesday special $10. Wednesday-Friday, $14. Rope tows $8. Children 6-and-under $5. Age 62-69 $12. Super-skier (9 a.m.-closing) $2 extra.

TELEPHONE - Business office (Mercer Island) 232-8182. Alpental lodge 434-6112. Ski Acres alpine lodge 434-6671, cross country center 434-6646. Snoqualmie 434-6161, restaurant 434-6343. Snow conditions at all three areas, 634-0200. Road conditions 1-976-ROAD or 455-7900.

CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN

-- 39 miles east of Enumclaw off Highway 410. Lifts serve 1,300 acres of downhill terrain for skiers of every caliber, plus 1,000 acres of backcountry skiing for experts; 32 major runs.

ELEVATION - 4,400-7,000 feet.

OPERATING HOURS - Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Night skiing, Friday-Sunday and holiday periods, mid-December to early April, 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - 10 chairlifts, including a high-speed quad and a regular quad, ski shop, rentals, ski school, day lodge, cafeteria, restaurant, lounges, hotels, condominiums (walk to lifts), swimming pool, hot tub, grocery store, chapel, daily bus service 455-5505.

CHILD CARE - Daily, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. reservations recommended for 2 years and older, required for infants, 663-2300.

LIFT PRICES - All day chair (nonholiday) Monday-Thursday, $15. Friday-Sunday, adult $28, child (6-12) $19. Swing (noon-10 p.m.) $25, $16. Night $14, $11. Seniors (age 65-69) $15, night $12; seniors over 70 and children under 6, free.

TELEPHONE - 663-2265. Lodging 1-663-2558 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.).

ECHO VALLEY

-- 10 miles northwest of Chelan.

ELEVATION - 3,000-3,500 feet.

OPERATING HOURS - Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Open on all holidays.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - Pomalift, 3 rope tows, day lodge, cafeteria, rentals, ski school, groomed runs.

CHILD CARE - None.

LIFT PRICES - Members $5; nonmembers $10.

TELEPHONE - 1-800-424-3526.

49 DEGREES NORTH

-- 10 miles east of Chewelah, Stevens County. 16 groomed runs for all ski levels. East Basin for powder skiing.

ELEVATION - 3,928-5,773 feet.

OPERATING HOURS - Monday-Tuesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed every Wednesday and Thursday.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - 4 chairlifts, snow-making equipment, cross-country trails, ski shop, ski school, rentals (alpine only), restaurant, bar.

CHILD CARE - Minimum age 2 years.

LIFT PRICES - All day adults, weekend and holidays $21, Monday-Tuesday $10, Friday $16; students and seniors (65 and over), weekend and holidays $17, midweek $14; children 7-12 weekend and holiday $13, all other days $10. Seniors 70-and-over and children 6-and-under ski free.

TELEPHONE - 1-509-935-6649.

HURRICANE RIDGE

-- 18 miles south of Port Angeles.

ELEVATION - 4,900-5,400 feet.

OPERATING HOURS - Weekends only, Saturday-Sundays and holidays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tentative opening date Dec. 22.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - Pomalift, 2 rope tows, coffee shop, alpine, nordic and snowshoe rentals, ski school.

CHILD CARE - None.

LIFT PRICES - Lifts $10, ropes $7, bunny rope $3.

TELEPHONE - 457-5559, 452-9235 (snow report).

LEAVENWORTH SKI BOWL

-- At Leavenworth.

ELEVATION - 1,310-1,850 feet.

OPERATING HOURS - Wednesday 4 p.m.-8 p.m.; weekends and holidays 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Lighted cross-country track open 24 hours daily.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - 2 rope tows, three groomed cross-country trails, day lodge, coffee shop.

CHILD CARE - None.

LIFT PRICES - $5, trail pass (cross-country system) $6. Children 8-12 $4, under 7 free.

TELEPHONE - 1-509-548-5115.

LOUP LOUP SKI BOWL

-- 18 miles west of Okanogan.

ELEVATION - 4,000-5,240 feet.

OPERATING HOURS - Saturday-Sunday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Open all holidays and during Christmas vacation.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - 2 Pomalifts, rope tow, ski school, day lodge, cafeteria, rentals.

LIFT PRICES - Adults midweek $10.50, weekend $12.50; cross country trail system, no charge.

CHILD CARE - None.

TELEPHONE - 1-509-997-5334.

MISSION RIDGE

-- 13 miles southwest of Wenatchee; 30 major runs - 10 percent beginner, 60 percent intermediate, 30 percent advanced - over 2,000 acres of terrain.

ELEVATION - 4,600-6,740 feet.

OPERATING HOURS - 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Weekends only through Dec. 16. Daily Dec. 17 through closing. Holiday periods: Nov. 22-25; Dec. 22-Jan. 1; Jan. 19-21; Feb. 16-18.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - 4 chairlifts (4,300 skiers an hour), 2 rope tows, snow-making equipment, ski shop, ski school, rentals (alpine only), day lodge, cafeteria. Hotels and motels in Wenatchee.

CHILD CARE - Day care, 509-662-6761.

LIFT PRICES - All day, weekends and holidays, adults $22; child (7-12) and senior (65 and over) $15. Children 6 and under, with parent, free. Midweek adult $15; child, senior $10. Night, $5 after Jan. 1 and $10 during Christmas holiday.

TELEPHONE - 1-509-663-7631. Lodging reservations: 1-800-422-3048.

MOUNT BAKER

-- 56 miles east of Bellingham; trails, open bowls and alpine meadows. Skiing for all skill levels.

ELEVATION - 3,500-5,040 feet.

OPERATING HOURS - Open daily through Jan. 7, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday-Monday, holidays only, Jan. 12 through February. March-April, Friday-Sunday. Closed Dec. 24, 25. Open for spring break, March 22-April 7.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - 7 double chairs (capacity 6,000/hour), 3 kilometers groomed cross-country trails, snowboarders welcome, 3 rope tows, cross country trails, ski shop, ski school, day lodge, deli, cafeteria, burger bar, tap room, rentals (alpine, nordic, snowboards).

CHILD CARE - Friday-Sunday and holiday periods, 2 years and older, toilet trained. Reservations suggested, 734-6771.

LIFT PRICES - All day adults $22, youth (7-15) $16, senior $16. Rope tow $6. Midweek, nonholiday, $14 all ages; Children under 6 free. Nordic trail pass, $3.

TELEPHONE - 1-734-6771.

MOUNT SPOKANE

-- 30 miles northeast of Spokane, 35 major trails, beginner through expert.

ELEVATION - 3,900-6,000 feet.

OPERATING HOURS - Wednesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - 5 chairlifts, groomed cross-country trails, ski shop, rentals (alpine only), ski school, 2 day lodges, restaurants, bar, condominiums.

CHILD CARE - None.

LIFT PRICES - Adults Wednesday-Thursday $5, Friday $10, Saturday-Sunday $15; Holiday prices subject to change; Children 7-and under ski free.

TELEPHONE - 1-509-238-6281.

PAC-WEST

-- 52 miles east of Seattle on I-90. Lifts serve a variety of downhill terrain for skiers of every caliber.

ELEVATION - 2,602-3,745 feet.

OPERATING HOURS - Hours TBA, pending sale of area.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - 4 doublechairs, ski shop, rentals, day lodge, and cafeteria. Ski school. Nordic trails and snowboarders welcome.

LIFT PRICES - Prices TBA, pending sale of area.

TELEPHONE - Road conditions 1-976-ROAD or 455-7900.

STEVENS PASS

-- 80 miles east of Seattle on Highway 2. Total of 1,125 acres with 26 major runs, 11 percent beginner, 54 percent intermediate, 35 percent advanced.

ELEVATION - 3,821-5,800 feet.

OPERATING HOURS - Daily 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - 10 chairs, ski shop, ski schools, rentals, 3 day lodges, 3 lounges, full-service restaurant, cafeteria, deli.

CHILD CARE - Daily, 2 and older, toilet trained. Reservations 973-2441.

LIFT PRICES - All day (nonholiday) Monday, Tuesday, $10. Nonholiday Wednesday-Friday $15. Weekends, holidays adult $26; child 7-12 $20, senior and military, $22. Night $22. Seniors over 70 and children under 6, free.

TELEPHONE - 973-2441. Ski report 634-1645.

NORTH CASCADE HELI-SKIING

-- Based in Mazama, 16 miles west of Winthrop.

ELEVATION - 2,000-8,500 feet.

OPERATING HOURS - Daily mid-Dec. through April for alpine and nordic helicopter skiing.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - Helicopter guides, food and lodging in Mazama and Winthrop.

RATES - Single day, $325 per person; 2-day rate, $300 per day; 4-day season special, $975 paid by Nov. 1. All with 5 minimum runs, 13,000 vertical feet of heli-lift per day.

TELEPHONE - 1-800-422-3048 (Washington only); 1-509-996-2148.

SITZMARK

-- 21 miles northeast of Tonasket, Okanogan County.

ELEVATION - 4,400-5,050 feet.

OPERATING HOURS - Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Weekends and holidays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - Chairlift, rope tow, ski shop, ski school, day lodge, coffee shop, 7 kilometers groomed cross country trails, sled and inner tube areas, rentals (nordic and alpine).

CHILD CARE - None.

LIFT PRICES - Weekend, holiday: all day, adult, $15; junior (12 and under) and senior (65 and over), $10. Half day, $10. Weekdays: adult, $5. Children 6 and under, free with an adult.

TELEPHONE - 1-509-486-2700.

SKI BLUEWOOD

-- 23 miles southeast of Dayton in Columbia County.

ELEVATION - 4,545-5,670 feet.

OPERATING HOURS - Daily beginning Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Mondays in March.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - 2 triple chairlifts, platterpull (total lift capacity 4,200/hour), cross-country track, ski shop, ski school, day lodge, cafeteria, pub. Snowboarding is allowed.

CHILD CARE - None.

LIFT PRICES - All day adult, $18; child (12 and under) and seniors (65 and over), $15.

TELEPHONE - 1-509-382-4725.

SQUILCHUCK

-- 9 miles south of Wenatchee, operated by Wenatchee Community College.

ELEVATION - 3,000-3,500 feet.

OPERATING HOURS - Monday, weekends and holidays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - 2 rope tows, ski school (also pre-school programs available), coffee shop, groomed cross-country trails. Lodge rental available for groups. Private groups rates available on weekdays.

CHILD CARE - None.

LIFT PRICES - $1.

TELEPHONE - 1-509-662-1651.

WHITE PASS

-- 20 miles east of Packwood on Highway 12. Broad beginner-intermediate runs, advanced trails, wide-open lower slopes for beginners.

ELEVATION - 4,00-6,000 feet.

OPERATING HOURS - Daily 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Night skiing, until 10 p.m.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - 4 chairlifts (capacity 4,600/hour), pomalift, rope tow, 15 kilometers groomed cross-country trails, ski shop, ski school, day lodge, cafeteria, tavern, restaurant, lounge, condominiums, grocery, service station.

CHILD CARE - Daily, 8:30-4:30, 2 to 6 years old; reservations recommended, call White Pass 6.

LIFT PRICES - All day weekend adult $22 and midweek $15; child (12 and under) and senior (65 and over) weekend $16 and midweek $10. Fri. and Sat. night $8. Nordic trail pass $5.

TELEPHONE - 1-509-453-8731.

NORDIC

-- A survey of major cross-country ski areas in Washington.

BEAR MOUNTAIN RANCH

-- Six miles south of Chelan off Highway 97.

TRAILS - 55 kilometers groomed.

OPEN - Wednesday-Sunday and holidays, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - Rentals, lessons, telemarking, warming hut, snacks, guided tours, overnight accommodations in Chelan.

FEE - Adults $8, seniors (65 and over) children (12 and under) $5.

TELEPHONE - 1-800-4-CHELAN or ski conditions 1-509-682-5444.

LEAVENWORTH

-- East of Stevens Pass on Highway 2. Total of three trails, one adjacent to downtown Leavenworth.

TRAILS - Ski Bowl, 5 kilometers groomed, 3 kilometers lighted. Golf course & Waterfront Park, 15K groomed. Icicle Valley, 12K groomed.

OPEN - Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - None at Icicle Valley. Ski Bowl and Waterfront Park offer rentals, restaurants, coffee shops in downtown area.

FEE - $6 for all three.

TELEPHONE - 1-509-548-5115.

METHOW VALLEY SKI TOURING

-- P.O. Box 147, Winthrop, 98862.

TRAILS - 150 kilometers groomed.

OPEN - Daily, starting mid-December.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - Ski shops, rentals, lessons, hut-to-hut touring, telemarking, helicopter and snowcat skiing, night skiing, overnight accommodations, restaurants, lounges.

FEE - 1-day $8, 3-day $18.60, season $64.

TELEPHONE - 1-800-422-3048.

MOUNTAINHOLM

-- At Easton, off I-90, 19 miles east of Snoqualmie Pass.

TRAILS - 10 kilometers groomed.

OPEN - Open Dec. 26; Saturday, Sunday, Holidays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - Rentals, lessons, lodge, restaurant; overnight accommodations for groups only.

FEE - Adults $6, children (under 12) $4; half-day rates available. TELEPHONE - 1-509-656-2346.

NORTH CASCADE HELI-SKIING

-- Based in Mazama 16 miles west of Winthrop.

OPERATING HOURS - Daily from mid-December through April for alpine and nordic.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - One helicopter lift with about 4,000 vertical feet. All day guided cross-country tour. Custom package is same with a return flight. Food and lodging in Mazama, Winthrop.

FEE - $90/person. Custom package, $175/person.

PHONE - 1-800-422-3048 (Washington only); 1-509-996-2148.

SALMON RIDGE

-- 8 miles east of Glacier on Mount Baker Highway.

TRAILS - 30 kilometers groomed.

OPEN - Friday-Sunday, holidays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - Lessons, rentals, warming hut, snacks, guided tours.

FEE - $8. PHONE - 1-671-4615.

SCOTTISH LAKES

-- 17 miles west of Leavenworth off Highway 2.

TRAILS - 50 kilometers of back-country trails.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - Back-country ski touring, lessons by reservation, lodging, meals, transportation from highway by reservation.

FEE - None. TELEPHONE - 1-509-548-7330.

SKI ACRES

-- 48 miles east of Seattle on I-90.

TRAILS - 65 kilometers groomed. 4K lighted.

OPEN - Daily 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends and holidays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; nights Wednesday-Saturday, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. Holiday hours, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - Rentals, lessons, chairlifts, telemarking, deli snack bar, child care.

FEE - Day, lower system: adults, $5; children (6-14) and seniors, $4. Total system: adults, $8; children and seniors, $7. Nights: chairlift, adult, $4; children and seniors, $3. Children 5-under free.

TELEPHONE - 1-434-6646.

SKI BLUEWOOD

-- 23 miles southeast of Dayton.

TRAILS - 5 kilometers groomed.

OPEN - Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - Cross-country and telemark lessons by appointment, chairlifts, lodge, cafeteria, pub.

TRAIL FEE - $4 chairlift up trail.

TELEPHONE - 1-509-382-4725 or 1-509-382-2877.

SUN MOUNTAIN LODGE

-- Nine miles southwest of Winthrop.

TRAILS - Three totaling 150 kilometers groomed.

OPEN - Daily, beginning. Dec. 14.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - Ski shop, rentals, lessons, overnight accommodations, restaurant, lounge, pool.

FEE - 1-day $8; 3-day 18.60.

TELEPHONE - 1-800-572-0493 or 1-509-996-2211.

WHITE PASS

-- 20 miles east of Packwood on Highway 12.

TRAILS - 15 kilometers groomed, double tracked, including skating lane.

OPEN - Thursday-Sunday, 8:45 a.m.-till sunset.

FACILITIES, SERVICES - Ski shop, rentals, lessons, restaurants, lounge, overnight lodging.

FEE - Thurs-Sun $5. Open daily Dec. 20-Jan. 6.

TELEPHONE - 1-509-453-8731.

Copyright (c) 1990 Seattle Times Company, All Rights Reserved.

advertising


Get home delivery today!

Advertising