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 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.
There are numerous options to stay at Ski Bluewood around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
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, 0.7 square miles, or 1.7 square kilometers.
Ski Bluewood's slopes see on average 300 inches (7.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 25 feet every year!
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.
Ski Bluewood Difficulty Level
43.2out 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
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 a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 27% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 73%.
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 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 nearest the town of Dayton, WA.
Dayton, WA 99328 USA
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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 Airport||SEA||Seattle, WA||76 mi|
|Vancouver International Airport||YVR||Vancouver, BC||150 mi|
|Portland International Airport||PDX||Portland, OR||173 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) Airport||PAE||Everett, WA||72 mi|
|Boeing Field King County International Airport||BFI||Seattle, WA||74 mi|
|Yakima Air Terminal McAllister Field||YKM||Yakima, WA||82 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.
|Stevens Pass||Leavenworth, WA||5,845 ft||56%||16 mi|
|Badger Mountain||East Wenatchee, WA||3,800 ft||39%||28 mi|
|Mission Ridge||Wenatchee, WA||6,820 ft||60%||31 mi|
|The Summit at Snoqualmie||Snoqualmie Pass, WA||5,420 ft||68%||39 mi|
|Loup Loup Ski Bowl||Okanogan, WA||5,280 ft||55%||60 mi|
|Crystal Mountain||Enumclaw, WA||7,012 ft||65%||68 mi|
|White Pass||Naches, WA||6,550 ft||51%||82 mi|
|Mt. Baker||Deming, WA||5,000 ft||48%||86 mi|
|Manning Park Ski Area||Manning Park, BC||5,868 ft||53%||91 mi|
Ski Bluewood Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||5,670 ft|
|Base Elevation||4,545 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,125 ft|
(27% Beginner, 43% Intermediate, 30% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||300 inches|