Ski area info

Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area is located in the Olympic National Park, 17 miles south of Port Angeles, Washington. It is one of only two remaining lift operations in the National Parks. Rising a mile high, Hurricane Ridge offers a variety of winter recreation activities and features winter vistas unmatched anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. It is a small, family-oriented ski area, providing a quality winter sports experience to residents and visitors alike, without the high cost or congestion of most ski areas.  The Ridge boasts some groomed areas, but for the accomplished skier or snowboarder the steeps, bowls and glades are well worth the effort it takes to get there.  With a summit elevation of 5,240, the average annual snowfall is 400-plus inches.

Hurricane Ridge

Mountain Information

Winter season: Mid-December through March
Hours of operation: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and some holidays
Average annual snowfall: 400 inches
Lowest base elevation: 4,800 feet
Highest elevation: 5,500 feet
Longest vertical drop: 800 feet
Rope tows: 2
Poma lift: 1
Average winter visits: 5,000
Trails: 10
Terrain park: Yes.

AMENITIES

Due to COVID19, there is no food service or rentals available at the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center.  Please plan accordingly. Call 360-565-3130 for specific information from Olympic National Park on snowshoeing at the Ridge.

EVENTS

We offer several fun and exciting events for all ages and levels. Check the Calendar for the Citizens Race, Baked Salmon, and our Special Day in the Olympics for special needs citizens.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Hurricane Ridge operates a ski, snowboard and snowshoe school with toddler, group and private lessons. An Alpine ski team trains at Hurricane Ridge and sends athletes to compete regionally.

INTERESTING FACTS

Hurricane Ridge is the furthest west ski area in the contiguous United States and one of only three remaining ski areas located in a U.S. National Park. The others are Badger Pass at Yosemite, and Boston Mills/Brandywine in Cuyahoga Valley, Ohio.

OWNERSHIP

The Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club and charitable Winter Sports Education Foundation are winter sports enthusiasts who manage and operate the winter recreation area and educational programs. We are committed to preserving and promoting winter sports recreation at the Ridge. Come visit us soon!

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Poma Lift will be closed this weekend for repairs

COVID POLICIES

Due to COVID19, food service at the Mountain View Cafe located in the lower level  at the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center is limited to take-out only. Be prepared to use your vehicle as a warming hut. 

Announcements

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Road Conditions

The road is well managed by the Olympic National Park for safe winter travel. Chains must be carried in all vehicles traveling to the Ridge including all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive vehicles. For road conditions, closures, chain requirements and traffic updates call the Road Report at 360-565-3131 and follow the ONP twitter @HRWinterAccess prior to travel.