Are you ready for 28th Annual White Pass Winter Carnival, March 1 & 2, 2014? This year’s theme is the Wizard of Oz in recognition of the film’s 75th Anniversary. The Castle Construction Crew will be replicating the Emerald Castle and the Yellow Brick Road! Costumes are encouraged! Be Dorothy, Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, or Scarecrow on skis or a snowboard! Flying monkeys??
Bring the whole family, the kids will have fun climbing through the snow castle and tubing down the snow slide. (I know I did!). Enjoy this huge snow castle, carnival games, races, snow sculptures, fireworks, and live music during this annual winter celebration. A tradition for Northwest families since 1987. (Full Schedule of Events)
If you haven’t been to the White Pass Ski Area in the past few years, you will be surprised at the expansion and the new ski in lodge. Check out White Pass Ski Resort’s Paradise Basin, which doubled the size of the ski area by 767 acres. Whether you ski or snowboard, the views of Mt Rainier are spectacular. Start at the White Pass Resort Day Lodge (Trail map) on Highway 12, ride the Great White Quad to the top, off the quad, ski down straight to base of Chair 5, take the Basin Quad/Chair 5, follow signs to the new High Camp Lodge (pictured). At High Camp enjoy a morning waffle bar on select days, lunch daily.
White Pass Ski Resort, is located only 40 minutes from the city of Yakima on the White Pass Scenic Byway. Visitors and locals enjoy the opportunity to ski during the day and return to Yakima for wine tasting and a fine meal in one of the many restaurants.
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