Badger Mountain is a ski area located in the state of Washington in USA. The resort is in the town of East Wenatchee, WA.
We recently ranked all of Washington's ski resorts, so you can see where Badger Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Badger Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Badger Mountain. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Badger Mountain's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Badger Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Badger Mountain Terrain Overview
Badger Mountain has a total of 5 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Badger Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 20 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 8 hectares, 0.0 square miles, or 0.1 square kilometers.
Badger Mountain's slopes see on average 100 inches (2.5 meters) of snowfall a year.
Badger Mountain Elevation
Badger Mountain has a summit elevation of 3,800 feet, or 1,158 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,000 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 800 feet (244 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Badger Mountain's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.
Badger Mountain Difficulty Level
39.4out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Badger Mountain has 20 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Badger Mountain is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 33% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 67%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Badger Mountain good for beginners?
Badger Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 67% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Badger Mountain Location
Badger Mountain is located in the state of Washington, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of East Wenatchee, WA.
East Wenatchee, WA 98802 USA
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Getting to Badger Mountain
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Badger Mountain), its coordinates of 47.59000, -120.19000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of East Wenatchee, WA to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Badger Mountain.
|Seattle–Tacoma International Airport||SEA||Seattle, WA||99 mi|
|Vancouver International Airport||YVR||Vancouver, BC||176 mi|
|Portland International Airport||PDX||Portland, OR||179 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Badger Mountain.
|Yakima Air Terminal McAllister Field||YKM||Yakima, WA||72 mi|
|Boeing Field King County International Airport||BFI||Seattle, WA||98 mi|
|Snohomish County (Paine Field) Airport||PAE||Everett, WA||100 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Badger Mountain, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Badger Mountain.
|Mission Ridge||Wenatchee, WA||6,820 ft||60%||22 mi|
|Ski Bluewood||Dayton, WA||5,670 ft||43%||28 mi|
|Stevens Pass||Leavenworth, WA||5,845 ft||56%||43 mi|
|Loup Loup Ski Bowl||Okanogan, WA||5,280 ft||55%||53 mi|
|The Summit at Snoqualmie||Snoqualmie Pass, WA||5,420 ft||68%||58 mi|
|Crystal Mountain||Enumclaw, WA||7,012 ft||65%||78 mi|
|White Pass||Naches, WA||6,550 ft||51%||86 mi|
Badger Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||3,800 ft|
|Base Elevation||3,000 ft|
|Vertical Drop||800 ft|
(33% Beginner, 34% Intermediate, 33% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||100 inches|