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Winters Recreation

Food, lounge, instruction and equipment rental are available at the chalet. The Ashwabay trails require users to purchase a daily or seasonal pass. You must bring your own ski, snow shoe, or traction device equipment (i.e. MICROspikes/crampons).Trails Pass users are required to use appropriate equipment for the current trail conditions. Please reference our ski trail report to confirm what winter activity is open for each day.

From skiing to snowmobiling in Cle Elum, enjoy everything that Washington State offers. We had a positive experience making the trip to Wintersrec to purchase a golf cart. Upon arriving we ended up changing our minds and upgrading. Lee, our sales person, was very accommodating as we decided between 2 golf carts. More information on winter recreation is available in the winter issue of the park’s Tahoma News. The Winter Recreation brochure includes a winter recreation map of Paradise with marked trails and other useful winter recreation information.

Snowmobiles are permitted on the 12-mile section of unplowed road from the north park boundary on SR410 to the White River Campground. Snowmobiles may not continue on SR410 south of the White River Road turnoff. They are also prohibited from proceeding beyond the closure at the White River Campground road junction towards Sunrise.

Between 2040 and 2059, the state would see just 136 days per year with temperatures below freezing, a loss of 34 days relative to recent conditions. By midcentury, in other words, failure to curb our emissions could rob America’s biggest winter-sports state of more than a month of below-freezing days. And by the end of the century, the losses are projected to be twice as high. Snowshoe the trail and experience winter views throughout the Rainbow Wilderness Area or portions of the National Forest near Lake Owen.

Without overnight freezing temperatures next week the trail will remain unusable until freezing temperatures return. Links to trail conditions for all types of trails can be found at/trails. ATV/UTV trails will re-open when conditions allow as determined by each respective landowner or trail manager, usually sometime in late April/early May. The Tri-County Corridor and ATV/UTV road routes remain open as usual.


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