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Winter Sports and Recreation in the Yakima Valley



Skiing and Snowboarding


Because of Yakima’s central location in the state, most ski areas in Washington are within a few hour’s drive of the city.  Below are the most popular ski areas in Washington.  Go to each resort’s website for more detailed information about current weather conditions, facilities, and prices.

Ski Area Website Distance from Yakima
Snoqualmie Pass Visit the website 90 miles
Stevens Pass Visit the website 130 miles via Leavenworth
White Pass Visit the website 50 miles
Crystal Mountain Visit the website 175 miles via Snoqualmie pass, then to Hwy. 410 (Chinook Pass is closed in the winter)
Mt. Baker (Bellingham) Visit the website 250 miles
Leavenworth Visit the website 94 miles
Loup Loup (Omak) Visit the website 196 miles
Mission Ridge (Wenatchee) Visit the website 106 miles
49 Degrees North (Spokane) Visit the website 255 miles
Mt. Spokane Visit the website 220 miles
Bluewood Mountain (Walla Walla) Visit the website 150 miles
Hurricane Ridge (Olympic Peninsula/Port Angeles) Visit the website 226 miles


Many of these ski areas also offer tubing, sledding, snowshoeing and cross country skiing trails, and other ways to enjoy the winter beauty of the outdoors without strapping on skis or a snowboard.

For more information about outdoor winter sports in the Yakima Valley, visit the Naches Valley Chamber of Commerce's winter recreation page.


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