Snow Skiing / Boarding /Shoeing / Sledding
21.4 miles to the top
Hurricane Ride Links
Hurricane Ridge is open weekends and holidays during the winter season. There is an ever increasing park entrance fee gate about halfway up the mountain. $25. (per car) for 7 days or $40. for an annual pass.
Hurricane Ridge is an amazing backyard winter playground enjoyed by the locals and folks looking for that friendly community feel combined with fresh powder opportunities and all levels of terrain including a pay-per hour sledding area.
The lodge has restrooms, a food concession and rents ski and snowshoe equipment but they don't rent snowboards.
The National Park will not allow any upgrades so the three "lifts" that are maintained as they were since their construction in 1967.
The pomma disk tow which requires some 12' of snowfall to open due to the ever increasing height of the trees protected and worshiped by the national park along with the rest of it's 1442 square miles of forests.
It has terrains from advanced beginner to double diamond depending on the route you choose to get to the bottom.
It can be a bit of a challenge for snowboards to ride the Poma tow and though lots have mastered it I've seen more than a few have to hike all the way out.
Besides the Pomma there are two rope tows. A bunny slope and an intermediate. The intermediate tow which often has a small terrain park can be a lot of fun except for the grueling but short ride to the top.
The two rope tows are best used with some insulated leather work gloves because they'll quickly destroy a pair of ski gloves.
The conditions can be extreme, though as of late, the park now stops you at the bottom of the mountain if the wind might blow to protect us poor stupid lemmings from ourselves.
Having said that, The workers are mostly volunteers and extremely friendly and helpful. I've been skiing Hurricane Ridge my whole life and it keeps me coming back every chance I get.