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Have you ever gone snowshoeing during the winter? Washington State is full of seasonal snowshoe trails, from the Cascade Mountains to Central and Eastern Washington. Get started this winter with our beginner’s guide to snowshoeing in Washington. Choose Your Trail Before setting out, pick a light to moderate trail for your earliest snowshoe ventures. Among…

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Winter at Mount Baker Located 52 miles east of Bellingham, the Mount Baker Ski Area is a dream destination for snow lovers. A far cry from flashy northwest resort towns like Whistler Blackcomb, this rustic and undeveloped ski area is all about the powder. Case in point: Mount Baker set the world snowfall record during…

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Nestled between Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens on the Cowlitz River, the cozy town of Packwood offers the perfect mountain getaway experience. As the winter months descend on the Pacific Northwest, snow-seekers can find good beer, warm fires and freshly powdered mountains in Packwood. Easily accessible in about two and a half hours from…

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Located just a few miles from the summit of Snoqualmie Pass, Franklin Falls draws novice and seasoned hikers alike, during any time of the year. This is the ideal hike for someone looking for a quick beginner hike, or a simple stroll, and it’s easily accessible for hiking enthusiasts on either side of Washington state.…

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Crystal Mountain Ski Resort is highly regarded as one of the best hubs for outdoor winter recreation in Washington. But even if skiing or snowboarding isn’t your thing, Crystal Mountain can still be your place. Whether you’re heading up to the mountain with friends who are skiing, or you’re looking for a unique winter adventure,…

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Gold Creek Pond

If you are looking for a short, accessible hike that offers stunning views of the water and mountains, look no further than Gold Creek Pond at Snoqualmie Pass. Gold Creek Pond, located in Kittitas County, features a 1.2-mile paved loop trail that is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. It’s a great hike for beginners and…

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Skiier

There’s nothing quite like the view of Washington’s serene snow-clad mountains in winter. If winter is your favorite time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, then you’ll love a trip to the beautiful Mission Ridge Ski Resort in Wenatchee, Washington! Enjoy skiing, comfortable accommodations and the stunning scenery when you visit this lovely…

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