A sunny weekend in mid-March plus a trip up to Hurricane Ridge equals a lot of fun in the snow!
Just a short one hour drive from the Juan de Fuca Cottages and you are in the heart of Olympic National Park up at Hurricane Ridge. Roads are open Friday - Sunday in the wintertime - and seven days a week the rest of the year.
Specific sledding areas are available for your safety as well as fun!
Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area is located in the Olympic National Park, 17 miles south of Port Angeles, Washington, one of only two remaining lift operations in the National Parks. Rising a mile high, Hurricane Ridge offers winter recreation and activities and features winter vistas unmatched anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. It is a small, family oriented ski area, offering to residents and visitors alike a quality winter sports experience, without the high cost or congestion of most ski areas. The Ridge boasts some groomed areas, but for the accomplished skier or snowboarder the steeps, bowls and glades are well worth the effort it takes to get there. With a summit elevation of 5,240 feet, the average annual snowfall is 400-plus inches.
WINTER SEASON FACTS Winter season: Mid-December through March
Hours of operation: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and some holidays
Average annual snowfall: 400 inches
Lowest base elevation: 4,800 feet
Highest elevation: 5,500 feet
Longest vertical drop: 800 feet
Rope tows: 2
Poma Lift: 1
Average winter visits: 5,000
Terrain park: Yes, Natural hits, jumps and natural-type rails.
Visit http://hurricaneridge.com/ for more information on winter activities at Hurricane Ridge