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!
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.
White Pass Lodging:
White Pass Ski 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 square miles, or 6 square kilometers.
White Pass's slopes see on average 378 inches (149 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 31 feet a year!
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.
White Pass Ski Resort Difficulty Level
49out of 100
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
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%.
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 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 nearby the town of Naches, WA.
Naches, WA 98937 USA
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Getting to White Pass Ski 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 Airport||SEA||Seattle, WA||71 mi|
|Portland International Airport||PDX||Portland, OR||93 mi|
|Vancouver International Airport||YVR||Vancouver, BC||195 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 Field||YKM||Yakima, WA||40 mi|
|Boeing Field King County International Airport||BFI||Seattle, WA||75 mi|
|Snohomish County (Paine Field) Airport||PAE||Everett, WA||97 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.
|Crystal Mountain||Enumclaw, WA||7,012 ft||63%||20 mi|
|The Summit at Snoqualmie||Snoqualmie Pass, WA||3,865 ft||50%||54 mi|
|Mission Ridge||Wenatchee, WA||6,820 ft||58%||65 mi|
|Stevens Pass||Leavenworth, WA||5,845 ft||55%||78 mi|
|Ski Bluewood||Dayton, WA||5,670 ft||42%||82 mi|
|Badger Mountain||East Wenatchee, WA||3,800 ft||38%||86 mi|
|Cooper Spur||Mount Hood Parkdale, OR||4,350 ft||27%||87 mi|
|Mt. Hood Skibowl||Mount Hood Parkdale, OR||5,100 ft||51%||89 mi|
|Mt. Hood Meadows||Mount Hood, OR||7,300 ft||64%||91 mi|
|Timberline Lodge||Government Camp, OR||8,540 ft||66%||95 mi|
White Pass Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||6,550 ft|
|Base Elevation||4,500 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,050 ft|
(20% Beginner, 60% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||378 inches|