Après Tell

Ski Tailgating Brings the Party to Mountain Parking Lots

Hot dogs on the grill and firepits in the snow: The after-ski hang is as important as the powder for those seeking a weekend outdoor getaway.

01/25/2022 By Allison Williams

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A New Book Goes Deep on Ski Bums

Seattle writer Heather Hansman set out to chronicle the unique milieu of American skiers and snowboarders

11/22/2021 By Allison Williams

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Seattle-Area Ski and Snowboard Shops

Where to buy and rent skis, snowboards, boots, and other snow gear.

11/22/2021 By Allison Williams

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Stevens Pass Ski Area Undergoes Epic Change This Year

The ski mountain within easy driving distance of Seattle offered its Epic Passes at a tempting discount this year.

11/22/2021 By Allison Williams

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The Ikon Pass Goes Big at Crystal Mountain

The biggest ski resort in Washington state has raised their prices and started charging for parking. But can they live up to the extra expense?

11/22/2021 By Allison Williams

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The Indy Pass Is Basically a Skier’s Smorgasbord

A new budget ski pass helps support smaller, independent resorts like White Pass near Yakima and Mission Ridge in Wenatchee.

11/22/2021 By Allison Williams

Municipal Moguls

Urban Skiing Is Seattle's New Favorite Sport

Because sometimes sledding isn't enough.

02/15/2021 By Allison Williams

DON'T PASS ME BY

We Hope People Fall In Love on the New Stevens Pass Ski Shuttle

The service is meant to alleviate parking overcrowding, but it's the ski bus camaraderie that we're excited about.

02/14/2020 By Zoe Sayler

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

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

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

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

The Sporting Life

The Legendary Banked Slalom Takes on the Olympics

The 29-year-old snowboarding event will go on—and attract some of the biggest names in the sport—no matter what.

02/01/2014 By Heather Hansman