Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area

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
Hurricane Ridge is located in Washington (state)
Hurricane Ridge
Hurricane Ridge
Location in Washington
Hurricane Ridge is located in the United States
Hurricane Ridge
Hurricane Ridge
Location in the United States
LocationOlympic National Park, Washington, U.S.
Nearest major cityPort Angeles: 17 mi (27 km)
Coordinates47°58′16″N 123°29′35″W / 47.971°N 123.493°W / 47.971; -123.493Coordinates: 47°58′16″N 123°29′35″W / 47.971°N 123.493°W / 47.971; -123.493
Vertical   700 feet (213 m)
Top elevation5,500 feet (1,676 m)
Base elevation4,800 feet (1,463 m)
Runs10
Lift system3 surface lifts
Terrain parks1
Snowfall400 inches (33.3 ft; 10.2 m)
Snowmakingnone
Night skiingnone
Websitehurricaneridge.net

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.

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