Ski Bluewood

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

Ski Bluewood is not a part of any nationwide lift pass 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 with with Ski Bluewood.

Ski Bluewood Lodging:

Ski Bluewood Terrain Overview

Ski Bluewood has a total of 24 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 430 acres, Ski Bluewood has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 174 hectares, 1 square miles, or 2 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
430(2 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Ski Bluewood Elevation

Ski Bluewood has a summit elevation of 5,670 feet, or 1,728 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 4,545 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,125 feet (343 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Ski Bluewood'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
5,670'(1,728 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,125'(343 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
4,545'(1,385 m)

Ski Bluewood Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
41.8out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Ski Bluewood can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 73% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


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

Ski Bluewood has 430 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Ski Bluewood is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 27% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 73%.
27%(116 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
43%(185 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
30%(129 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 Ski Bluewood good for beginners?

Ski Bluewood 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 73% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Ski Bluewood Location

Ski Bluewood is located in the state of Washington, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Dayton, WA.

Dayton, WA 99328 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
47.75000, -120.74000

Getting to Ski Bluewood

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Ski Bluewood), its coordinates of 47.75000, -120.74000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Dayton, 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 Ski Bluewood.

Seattle–Tacoma International AirportSEASeattle, WA76 mi
Vancouver International AirportYVRVancouver, BC150 mi
Portland International AirportPDXPortland, OR173 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 Ski Bluewood.

Snohomish County (Paine Field) AirportPAEEverett, WA72 mi
Boeing Field King County International AirportBFISeattle, WA74 mi
Yakima Air Terminal McAllister FieldYKMYakima, WA82 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Ski Bluewood, 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 Ski Bluewood.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Stevens PassLeavenworth, WA5,845 ft55%16 mi
Badger MountainEast Wenatchee, WA3,800 ft38%28 mi
Mission RidgeWenatchee, WA6,820 ft58%31 mi
The Summit at SnoqualmieSnoqualmie Pass, WA3,865 ft50%39 mi
Loup Loup Ski BowlOkanogan, WA5,280 ft53%60 mi
Crystal MountainEnumclaw, WA7,012 ft63%68 mi
White PassNaches, WA6,550 ft49%82 mi
Mt. BakerDeming, WA5,000 ft47%86 mi
Manning Park Ski AreaManning Park, BC5,868 ft51%91 mi

Ski Bluewood Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation5,670 ft
Base Elevation4,545 ft
Vertical Drop1,125 ft
(27% Beginner,  43% Intermediate,  30% Expert)
Skiable Acres430
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Ski Bluewood Mountain Stats