The Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area is a small ski area in the northwest United States, located on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. It is within Olympic National Park, seventeen miles (27 km) south of Port Angeles.
|Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area|
|Location||Olympic National Park, Washington, U.S.|
|Nearest major city||Port Angeles: 17 mi (27 km)|
|Vertical||700 feet (213 m)|
|Top elevation||5,500 feet (1,676 m)|
|Base elevation||4,800 feet (1,463 m)|
|Lift system||3 surface lifts|
|Snowfall||400 inches (33.3 ft; 10.2 m)|
Hurricane Ridge is one of only three lift-serviced ski areas operating in a U.S. National Park (Badger Pass in Yosemite National Park, and Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort in Cuyahoga Valley National Park are the others). It is the westernmost ski area in the continental United States.
During months when snow is present, the 17-mile road leading to Hurricane Ridge is prone to avalanches due to high speed wind conditions. Park rangers may close the road leading to the snow park for a whole day.