White Pass

48935 US Hwy. 12, White Pass , WA (Driving Directions to White Pass)
Last Updated: 10/25/2016 2:02 AM

White Pass Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 7 Beginner
  • 31 Intermediate
  • 9 Advanced
White Pass is a ski resort located in southwestern Washington somewhat near Tacoma. With 6 lifts, 32 trails and 1402 acres of land, White Pass has something for everyone. Coming straight down the 2 parallel lifts in the middle of the mountain are advanced and extremely difficult runs, making up 20% of the terrain. Intermediates have 60% of the mountain, ... with weaving trails and wide-open cruisers. Beginners can look to the base for comfort, with 2 dedicated lifts with gentle slopes. White Pass has recently expanded its acreage and lifts, so check on their website for the most recent developments. White Pass offers night skiing, a terrain park, childcare, on the mountain dining and lodging, and many other services.

15% Beginner
65% Intermediate
20% Advanced
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White Pass Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

White Pass Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 8

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 47

Weekend Hours


White Pass Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

4,500 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

2,050 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

6,550 ft

White Pass Ski Pictures and Photos

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White Pass Trail Map

White Pass Reviews & Tips (5)

Ski the two new express lifts. There are 200 feet of vertical and double the skiable area. This is now a premiere resort as good as any I skied in Colorado. Also, there is a new Lodge serving the new area.
White Pass review written Feb 13 2016 - 12:00 PM
Bob Harmsen Advanced Skier
Perfect snow conditions, helpful lift attendees, low lines, great experience. Not a huge mountain but we will definitely make it our destination more frequently. Beautiful location and it offered a range of terrain making our whole family happy. Loved the experience!
White Pass review written Dec 27 2015 - 03:32 PM
Lisa Johnson Intermediate Skier
Great place to learn to snowboard. Lots of fun trails to shred. Go during the weekdays, no lines on the lifts and you will have the mountain to yourself. Definitely worth the drive!
White Pass review written Dec 12 2012 - 04:32 PM
Dan Intermediate Snowboarder
I learned to snowboard at White Pass when I was 13. That was over a decade ago. When the resort was among the smallest in the region. Not the case any more. With the addition of the new high-speed lifts in the 'Couloir' (cool-wahr) there is a lot of new terrain to explore. Mostly in the Blue Square category. There are lots of trees and ungroomed powder to dart in and out of near the blue square runs. The groomers offer plenty of room to carve. There is a section of black-diamond which has no groomed trails, and if you get lost, the western boundary will lead you right back to the couloir's high-speed quad lift or going east will put you back in the blue-square safety. The couloir is perfect for group rides with any skill level of rider. My girlfriend loves it there. Last season we explored Stevens, Summit Central, and White Pass. Our favorite place was a coin-toss between White and the Summit at Snoqualmie. One thing I have always liked about White pass is that they have 2 prices for lift tickets. The All-Mountain pass at full rate unlocks the whole resort to shredding. And the lower-area pass is an less expensive option. Usually about 40% cheaper. The lower-area pass gets you a ride on the eastern most triple, with access to the terrain park! Perfect for people on a budget, or not interested in back-country, or you have children, and don't want to get too far from the lodge and the bunny slope. I've always admired the classy-ness of the historic ski lodge. But the addition of a high-mountain lodge (near the top of the Great White Quad lift) is a great place to stop in for food, drinks, or escaping the worst of any passing storms. There is also a beer yurt along the lower cat grooming trail. It's not always open, but it's a cool place to take a break as well. Biggest downfall white pass faces is it's not in close proximity to major western Washington cities. Closest major city is eastern Washington's city of Yakima. But, if you can justify a longer drive to the resort, on a weekday, you will be privileged to a mountain with significantly less traffic than a place like Snoqualmie or Crystal.
White Pass review written Oct 31 2012 - 06:19 PM
Nathan Intermediate Snowboarder
wear a helmet and go big
White Pass review written Oct 18 2009 - 06:58 PM
justin Advanced Snowboarder

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