Hard Winter

Seattle's Snowstorm Really Messed with Small Businesses

Three local business owners weigh in on the “brutal” side effects of our winter wonderland.

02/13/2019 By Stefan Milne

Snow Days

7 Ways to Survive a Seattle Winter

A brief guide to school cancellations, bad weather driving, and cozy indoor escapes.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Winter Wear

Locally Made Snow Gear for Your Next Adventure

Northwest companies lead the industry in creative ways to ride the snow and protect us from the elements.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Slip Slide Away

10 Ways to Ride the Snow without Skis

Sledding, fat biking, and more ways to enjoy the snow, no skis required.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams Illustrations by Rami Niemi

Slush Advisory

How to Build a Seattle Snowman

Constructing a classic sculpture in this town is not child’s play.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Dog Sleigh Afternoon

Meet Washington's Only Dogsledding Operation

There’s just one place in the state to rent a dogsled ride. Imagine the Iditarod, but a thousand times shorter.

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

Shade Index

An Inch-By-Inch Guide to Snow in Seattle

Your rain shell won’t save you now.

12/18/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Editor's Note

Seattle’s Sense of Snow

The city’s reaction to snowfall is comical, until it isn’t.

12/18/2018 By James Ross Gardner

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do December 14–16

A Cannes winner, free opera tours, and a rhythmic Tchaikovsky spin.

12/13/2018 By Gwen Hughes

Explainer

How Seattle Grapples with Snow

Our climate may not be prone to blizzards, but mere inches of the white stuff can paralyze Seattle. Here’s what the city does to keep up.

11/20/2018 By Jaime Archer

White Out

So You Want to Snowshoe

But you'd rather follow an expert. Take a winter walk with 12 ranger- and guide-led snowshoe trips.

01/05/2018 By Manola Secaira

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

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

Five Ways

If It's Raining Here, It's Snowing in the Mountains

Five ways to travel now that there's snow to be found.

12/08/2015 By Allison Williams

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

Pedestrian Chronicles

Pedestrian Chronicles: Finding Public Spaces in the Snow

New Yorkers and Pennsylvanians are putting the polar vortex to green use.

02/24/2014 By Genie Leslie

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

Snowboard and Skiing Must-Haves

Our favorite local goodies, gear, and gadgets.

01/23/2013 By Amanda Zurita

Snow Sports

Whistler Opens Early, and Other Ski News [Updated]

Break out the long johns and fuzzy hat, it's ski time (already)!

11/14/2012 By Allison Williams