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Skiing in Skyline Ridge Route, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Top elevation:
5468ft/1667m
Average annual snowfall:
40ft/12m
Wenatchee is the largest city of Chelan County, located in North Central Washington and lies on the west side of the Columbia River. The city is also known as the Apple Capital of the world, due to the valley's apple cultivations.

Skyline Ridge is located at the north of Stevens Pass, at about one hour away from Wenatchee. The top elevation of the ridge is 5468 ft/1667 m high and it offers an average annual snowfall of 40 ft/12 m, perfect for skiing.

In order to reach Skyline Ridge, you hike the climbers trail, which can be difficult and steep but it meets with a jeep trail, leading you directly to Skyline Lake and Skyline Ridge. The mountain offers a variety of terrain, suitable for all skill levels and fantastic, unspoiled powder snow. You can either tour the ridge or drop off the South side. However, the southern slopes can demonstrate high avalanche danger and are not suitable for beginners.

Skyline ridge is a perfect destination for alpine skiers, eager to explore a natural ski area in the wild nature of the Cascades. Always check the weather and avalanche forecast before choosing this route.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Seattle
145mi/233km, 2hours and 23min
Head East on I-90 E and take exit 85 to WA-970 N towards Wenatchee. Turn left on WA-10/WA-970 and enter US-2 E/US-97 N and continue towards N Wenatchee Ave.
BY CAR FROM Wenatchee
54.8mi/88km, 1hour
From N Wenatchee Ave, continue on US-2 W/US-97 S and stay on US-2 W/Steven Pass Hwy for 54ml. Park your car in the North Stevens Pass parking lot.
BY AIR
Sea-Tac International Airport,
146miles/235km from Wenatchee Town
BY TRAIN

From downtown Seattle, not far from the airport, the King Street Train Station is a perfect way to get to Wenatchee. The station offers an enclosed waiting area, with restrooms, ATM and a ticket office. It is located at 303 South Jackson Street.

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