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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Long Weekends

Go to Vancouver for the Urban Snow Sports—Stay for the Great Food

Escape to Canada and discover easy-access slopes and outstanding global cuisine.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Long Weekends

How to Spend 3 Days in Scenic, Lakefront Coeur D’Alene

Water is front and center in Idaho’s laid-back panhandle town.

12/20/2017 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

Weekend Pass

Escape to Canada: How to Spend a Weekend in Vancouver

The whole world is right across the border—oh, along with a brand new, unmentionable tower.

01/23/2017 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

52 Weekends

Winter Weekends

Worth the search: truffles, snowbound mountain huts, and Kurt Cobain's favorite spot in Aberdeen.

12/30/2015 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