Slope Stories

A Short History of Washington's Bygone Ski Hills

Over the years, some of the state’s ski mountains proved as ephemeral as snowflakes.

12/18/2018 By Christina Ausley

The Sellouts

Washington's Biggest Resorts Just Got Bought by Conglomerates

It might ruin the Northwest ski scene—and save it at the same time.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

First Tracks

Jason Hummel Wants to Ski Every Glacier in Washington

The Gig Harbor denizen has the whole mountain to himself—sometimes whole mountain ranges—in his skiing quest.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Out of Thin Air

Skier Hilaree Nelson Takes On Lhotse

The Seattle-born adventurer just skied off the top of the world. Oh, and she was the first one to ever do it.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Snow Report

12 Ski Resorts to Visit Across the Pacific Northwest

It's a brand new season at these resorts. Time to ride new lifts, meet new owners, and hit a fresh new layer of powder.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Let It Snow

The Seattle Met Guide to Skiing and Winter Fun

Winter isn’t a season in the Pacific Northwest, it’s a way of life.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Road Trip

How to Find Peace and Quiet in a Whistler That’s Bigger Than Ever

Under new Vail Resorts ownership, North America’s biggest ski mountain isn’t getting any smaller. But it does have some pockets of serenity.

11/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Highway Help

Your Complete Guide to Highway and Pass Closures

Where to find road closure info, pass reports, and traffic cameras for winter driving.

02/09/2017 By Jack Russillo

New and Notable

Pacific Northwest Ski Report: What's New, What's Open

Check the opening status for seven resorts in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia.

11/22/2016 By Jack Russillo

Weekend Pass

Backcountry Skiing in the Cascades

With a La Niña year on the horizon, experts are forecasting a winter of epic snowfall. Backcountry skiing takes you to that powder—but pristine slopes come with a price.

11/21/2016 By Allison Williams

From Our Media Partner

KING 5: 188 Inches of Snow Has Fallen at Mount Baker This Season

A wet and rainy few weeks in Western Washington have translated into heavy snow in the mountains.

12/14/2015 By Elizabeth Wiley, KING 5 News

Ski Season

Will We Get Any Snow This Year?

Last season was one of the worst snow years on record. Can our state's ski hills weather the weather?

10/30/2015 By Allison Williams

Snow News

The Biggest Ski Mountain You've Never Heard Of

Does British Columbia want the Jumbo Glacier Resort, even if it's the best in the world?

10/13/2015 By Allison Williams

Road Trips

Cat Skiing the Canadian Powder Highway

Even during one of the worst snow years in recent memory, we easily found untouched powder on these British Columbia mountains.

09/26/2015 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

Sun Peaks: The Whistler Alternative

A Canadian ski legend left Whistler for this out-of-the-way mountain—for good reason.

02/03/2015 By Allison Williams

Ski Vacation

Washington Residents Get Special Deals in Whistler

Get better treatment just for being you! It's the American dream—in Canada.

10/28/2014 By Allison Williams

Snow Sports

Ski Season's Already Here

Summer is really, truly over. The ski mountains are really open.

10/07/2013 By Allison Williams

Article

Day Trips 2013: Snow Chart

Where to ski? Where to board? We're on it.

10/01/2013 Photography by Allison Williams

Day Trips

Destinations by Distance from Seattle

From 10 miles to 83 miles—pick a place by how much gas is in your tank.

10/01/2013 By Allison Williams

Advice

Where We'd Go: Last-Ditch Spring Ski Trips

Don't take our puffy coats away yet.

04/08/2013 By Allison Williams