Mission Ridge Ski Resort

Mission Ridge Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Washington in USA. The resort is in the town of Wenatchee, WA. We recently ranked all of Washington's ski resorts, so you can see where Mission Ridge stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Mission Ridge is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.

Mission Ridge is a part of the Powder Alliance pass network. This pass allows you to buy a season ticket at your home slope, then be able to use it to ski up to three free days at the rest of the participating resorts.

Mission Ridge Lodging:

Mission Ridge Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Mission Ridge has a total of 53 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 2,000 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 809 hectares, 3 square miles, or 8 square kilometers.

Mission Ridge's slopes see on average 200 inches (79 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 16 feet a year!

Trails
Total Runs
53
Ski Lift
Lifts
6
Skier
Skiable Acres
2,000(8 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
200"(79 cm)

Mission Ridge Ski Resort Elevation

Mission Ridge Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 6,820 feet, or 2,079 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 4,570 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,250 feet (686 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Mission Ridge's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
6,820'(2,079 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,250'(686 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
4,570'(1,393 m)

Mission Ridge Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
57.6out of 100
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Mission Ridge's difficulty level of 57.6 is above average. 90% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.

 DID YOU KNOW?

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.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Mission Ridge has 2,000 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Mission Ridge's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 60% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 30% as expert.
Beginner
10%(200 acres)

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.

Blue Square
Intermediate
60%(1,200 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
30%(600 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Mission Ridge Ski Resort good for beginners?

Mission Ridge is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 70% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Mission Ridge Ski Resort Location

Mission Ridge Ski Resort is located in the state of Washington, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Wenatchee, WA.

Address:
Wenatchee, WA 98801 USA
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Website:
missionridge.com

GPS Coordinates:
47.34000, -120.47000

Getting to Mission Ridge Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mission Ridge Ski Resort), its coordinates of 47.34000, -120.47000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of 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 Mission Ridge Ski Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Seattle–Tacoma International AirportSEASeattle, WA86 mi
Portland International AirportPDXPortland, OR158 mi
Vancouver International AirportYVRVancouver, BC179 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 Mission Ridge.

NameCodeCityDistance
Yakima Air Terminal McAllister FieldYKMYakima, WA53 mi
Boeing Field King County International AirportBFISeattle, WA87 mi
Snohomish County (Paine Field) AirportPAEEverett, WA93 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mission Ridge Ski Resort, 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 Mission Ridge Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Badger MountainEast Wenatchee, WA3,800 ft38%22 mi
Ski BluewoodDayton, WA5,670 ft42%31 mi
Stevens PassLeavenworth, WA5,845 ft55%40 mi
The Summit at SnoqualmieSnoqualmie Pass, WA3,865 ft50%45 mi
Crystal MountainEnumclaw, WA7,012 ft63%57 mi
White PassNaches, WA6,550 ft49%65 mi
Loup Loup Ski BowlOkanogan, WA5,280 ft53%74 mi

Mission Ridge Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation6,820 ft
Base Elevation4,570 ft
Vertical Drop2,250 ft
Trails53
(10% Beginner,  60% Intermediate,  30% Expert)
Lifts6
Skiable Acres2,000
Avg. Annual Snowfall200 inches
Mission Ridge Ski Resort Mountain Stats