10 Best Places for Cross Country Skiing in Washington

Every winter, Washington’s lush green landscape turns into a snowy spectacle. Embrace the winter by hitting the trails with your cross country skis at any of these top Nordic skiing destinations in Washington.

Stevens Pass Nordic Center, Leavenworth, WA

Stevens Pass is one of the most well-known places to enjoy a skiing adventure. This outstanding ski resort offers Nordic skiing as well as Alpine skiing, night skiing, terrain parks, and more.

The Summit at Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass, WA

Want a ski resort that has it all? Head to The Summit at Snoqualmie. From a one-day excursion on skis to a full-fledged winter vacation with nearby lodging, you’re sure to have a great time at The Summit at Snoqualmie.

Methow Trails, Winthrop, WA

If a luxury ski resort isn’t your style, you may prefer the Methow Trails. This sprawling network of pristinely groomed trails includes an incredible 200 kilometers of trails so you’ll never run out of places to explore.

White Pass Ski Area, Naches, WA

If you’re in the Yakima area, the W/hite Pass Ski Area is in your backyard. This popular cross country skiing destination offers you skiing trails with a view - a view of Mount Rainier, to be exact.

Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area, Easton, WA

Take in Washington’s naturally gorgeous ecosystem when you embark on an adventure at the Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area. This top skiing spot brings it back to basics with simply delightful groomed trails and plenty of curves and hills to present a fun challenge.

Plain Valley Ski Trails, Leavenworth, WA

There’s nothing plain about Plain Valley Ski Trails. These phenomenal Leavenworth trails promise to give you an invigorating cross country skiing experience every time, with 25 kilometers of distance you can cover.

Salmon Ridge Sno-Park, Deming, WA

The Salmon Ridge Sno-Park is a thrilling sno-park in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. It’s a simple yet stunning way to enjoy Washington’s natural beauty, whether you’re using the groomed cross country skiing trails or the snowshoe routes.

Spokane Nordic Ski Area, Spokane, WA

You don’t have to venture out into the countryside to have a great cross country skiing experience. If you’re in the Spokane area, you’ll love the Spokane Nordic Ski Area. This local spot features excellent Nordic skiing trails as well as lessons for beginners and more.

Mount Tahoma Trails, Ashford, WA

For those who want a genuine wilderness skiing experience, the Mount Tahoma Trails are perfect. Maintained by the Mount Tahoma Trails Association, these trails also have overnight rentals available in the form of yurts and huts.

Echo Ridge Recreation Area, Manson, WA

The Echo Ridge Recreation Area offers cross country skiing trails that make for a delightful day out in the snow. There are four trailheads to access the 15 miles of trails.

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