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White Pass Ski Area

At: Washington, United States
White Pass Ski Area, Washington, United States
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About: The White Pass Ski Area is a ski area at White Pass, Washington, located 54 miles (96 km) west of Yakima on US-12, and 105 miles from Tacoma. The base elevation is at 4500 feet (1372 m) with the summit at 6000 feet (1829 m) above sea level. There are four chairlifts and two surface lifts, and the annual snowfall is 30 feet (9.1 m). There is a terrain park that regularly features rail jams, slopestyle, and the like. It is also the home mountain of pro snowboarder Marc Frank Montoya, the owner of The Block hotels. Also the home mountain of pro skier Andy Mahre. Former World Cup racing twins Phil and Steve Mahre grew up at White Pass, where their father was the mountain manager. The twin brothers and their seven siblings lived in a house near the base of the lifts. The mountain has four chair lifts. A high speed four-person lift and a two person lift (used only when the mountain is crowded) run up the main face to the top. Also, a three person chair runs half way up the main face, and a two person chair runs up the back of the mountain. It also includes a platter lift and a carpet for beginning skiers. There are 5 easy runs, 12 more difficult runs, 12 difficult runs, and 3 exteremely difficult runs offering runs for any skilled skier. There also are cross-country ski trails across the highway. The lodge has rental skis and boards, food, lockers, and a bar. Across the highway there is the Village Inn which has a heated swimming pool and a general store and gas station.


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