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!

Up your outdoor prowess by taking an Outdoor Emergency Care Certification Course. This 7-week course will prepare you to ace the Certification Test so you can work or volunteer as a ski patroller, cross country ski patroller and/or bike patroller. Course to start September 18 and run every Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm through October 30. Test to be held Saturday or Sunday, November 13 or 14. Class location will be provided upon registration. Course: Outdoor Emergency Care certification course.

For registration and further information contact:

Mike McGuire
email: tacomatown@gmail.com
cell #: 509-655-2820

 

Emma Logan

email: emmalogan04@gmail.com
cell:(207)749-3125

COVID POLICIES

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.

COVID INFO

Announcements

Olympic National Park plows the parking lot for only 175 vehicles. Once the lot is at capacity the road is metered from the Entrance Station (one car down one car up) which can result in a one to three-hour wait. To ensure yourself a space, plan to be at the Entrance Station gate by 8 am. Call the Road Report at 360-565-3131 and follow ONP Twitter @HRWinterAccess prior to travel.

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.