White Pass Ski Resort

White Pass Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Washington in USA. The resort is in the town of Naches, WA.

We recently ranked all of Washington's ski resorts, so you can see where White Pass stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Season Passes

White Pass 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.

White Pass 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.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at White Pass around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

White Pass Mountain Resort Terrain Overview

White Pass has a total of 45 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,402 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 567 hectares, 2.2 square miles, or 5.7 square kilometers.

White Pass's slopes see on average 378 inches (115 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 31 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,402(6 km2)
Annual Snowfall
378"(11,521 cm)

White Pass Ski Resort Elevation

White Pass Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 6,550 feet, or 1,996 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 4,500 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,050 feet (625 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

White Pass'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
6,550'(1,996 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,050'(625 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
4,500'(1,372 m)

White Pass Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
49.1out of 100
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White Pass 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 80% 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.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

White Pass has 1,402 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

White Pass is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
Green Circle
20%(280 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
60%(841 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
20%(280 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 White Pass Ski Resort good for beginners?

White Pass 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 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

White Pass Ski Resort Location

White Pass Ski Resort is located in the state of Washington, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Naches, WA.

Naches, WA 98937 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
46.64000, -121.39000

Getting to White Pass Mountain Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (White Pass Ski Resort), its coordinates of 46.64000, -121.39000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Naches, 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 White Pass Ski Resort.

Seattle–Tacoma International AirportSEASeattle, WA71 mi
Portland International AirportPDXPortland, OR93 mi
Vancouver International AirportYVRVancouver, BC195 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 White Pass.

Yakima Air Terminal McAllister FieldYKMYakima, WA40 mi
Boeing Field King County International AirportBFISeattle, WA75 mi
Snohomish County (Paine Field) AirportPAEEverett, WA97 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to White Pass 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 White Pass Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Crystal MountainEnumclaw, WA7,012 ft63%20 mi
The Summit at SnoqualmieSnoqualmie Pass, WA3,865 ft50%54 mi
Mission RidgeWenatchee, WA6,820 ft58%65 mi
Stevens PassLeavenworth, WA5,845 ft55%78 mi
Ski BluewoodDayton, WA5,670 ft42%82 mi
Badger MountainEast Wenatchee, WA3,800 ft38%86 mi
Cooper SpurMount Hood Parkdale, OR4,350 ft26%87 mi
Mt. Hood SkibowlMount Hood Parkdale, OR5,100 ft51%89 mi
Mt. Hood MeadowsMount Hood, OR7,300 ft64%91 mi
Timberline LodgeGovernment Camp, OR8,540 ft66%95 mi

White Pass Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation6,550 ft
Base Elevation4,500 ft
Vertical Drop2,050 ft
(20% Beginner,  60% Intermediate,  20% Expert)
Skiable Acres1,402
Avg. Annual Snowfall378 inches
White Pass Ski Resort Mountain Stats