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Mission Ridge

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #2 in Washington


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Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

SpringHill Suites Wenatchee


Hotel offers complimentary hot breakfast and Internet access, indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center.

Extra person charges may apply 

$139 and up 

Warm Springs Inn  


A beautiful 1917 mansion offering six guest rooms with private bath and complimentary Internet access. 

Extra person charges may apply 

$115 and up 

Comfort Inn


Hotel offers complimentary deluxe continental breakfast and Internet access, indoor pool and fitness center. 

Extra person charges may apply 

$88 and up 

 Avenue Motel 

Cheap and clean, located downtown, walking distance to food and bars


 $ 35 and up






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Hampton Lodge


Midway on the Mountain 


Inna's Cuisine


McGlinn's Public House


  • Additional family owned and chain restaurants available in Wenatchee, Washington. 


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Three-0 Club 


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Mission Ridge

Light powder. Tons of sun. Amazing views. Terrain that fits everyone in the family. That's us. Only 12 miles from Wenatchee, the ski area is built into a 2,000 acre basin on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains. We are quite different than most of the other mountains in our area. We are a little higher. A little drier. And quite a bit "sunshinier" (300 days annually, in fact). That means when storms come in, they drop a different kind of snow at Mission Ridge: light, dry powder. Wenatchee is serviced by an airport, train station and major highways. So be it plane, train or automobile, Mission Ridge is a convenient stop. Lodging packages are available and Wenatchee offers great dining options!

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This year Mission scored some good snow and good conditions (so far ). It is first time in the last 5 years that the full mountain is open before Christmas, including bomber bowl and microwave tower. People have been skiing powder almost every other day since opening. If you are in the neighborhood, Mission could be a pleasant stop. 


Pros: Lighter Snow for WA, Sunshine, Chutes, Unmarked Runs, no crowds

Cons: Smaller, Can be windy

My girl and I went there this year with a groupon they had put out.  Maybe it was luck, as I grew up skiing here with my gramps and remember diverse conditions that ranged from sun to unbearable winds, but the snow was fluffy and there was plenty of it.  It was also extremely great weather.  This hill is awesome if you like to ski off the grid and venture through trees and off into the chutes and bowls.  Definitely a good and inexpensive weekend/day trip if you are in the area.


Pros: Accepts 3mo-6yr in their Child Care

Mission Ridge has excellent guest service, providing for children 3 months thru 6 years in their child care facility.  Their instructors are very good at the snow sports Center.
The mountain itself has great skiing, dry powder snow and sunny days most of the time. 
The Child Care Department allows families to vacation together & ski together!


Pros: 5 Free passes for Silver Mtn pass holders, dramatic basalt cliffs, snags, and hike skiing for freshies

Cons: Lodge/bar needs expansion, slow lift due to beginners to get to high speed quad

After getting my money's worth out of my Silver Mtn pass, which I only paid $200 for, I discovered that my Silver pass also enabled me to receive 5 free passes at both Mission Ridge and White Pass in Washington. Let's go! Upon arrival at the mountain base, we were welcomed with flakes on the windshield.

By the time we hit the top of the Liberator Chair, we were being pelted by a fierce wind and snow flakes. The whiteout was resolved by hitting some of the trees in Bomber Chutes and by mid-mountain, the visibility increased. Other places to explore are the traverse above the Bomber Cliffs to access some expert terrain. The traverse is more skier friendly than for boarders. Also check out the bomber wing from a wrecked plane at the top of Bomber Bowl run and Windy Ridge. We also found some fresh tracks off of Windy Ridge, but you quickly hit terrain tracked up by Chair 3 skiers. Chair 4 is closed down for week and then opens for weekend, so this can be some good skiing for people arriving on Saturday morning.

Other reviewers point to the basalt rocks, yes they are sharp, but they can be avoided by staying on the runs. Know where you are going or go with locals if you explore the Bomber Cliffs or you could end up walking back upslope if you cliff out. We also explored Central Park, which we found by following some locals. It's quite a grunt for a bit stepping up the slope for 15 yards, but it was worth it once we found these 40-60-inch diameter trees and some fressshhhhies.

The Pros for me far outweighed any of the cons and it was a great value at Free.

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Pros: Nice family mountain

Cons: Not enough snow.

Great local hill. Unfortunately, it's far enough east in the Cascades to miss all the snow that pounds the crest mountains. Well laid out, very friendly people. Near to Wenatchee, although that's not saying much.


Pros: Sun, cold dry snow compared to the rest of the Cascades, uncrowded, nice community vibe, interesting terrain, close to town.

Cons: Low snow cover, rocks that are like daggers, difficult to get to for most people.

When Mission Ridge is on, it's a delight.  The slopes and lifts are uncrowded, the terrain is interesting, if not particularly challenging, and the people are friendly.  The weather is usually sunny and the snow light.  For sun starved Puget Sounders it can be a nice change from tons of wet snow and either dark, gray skies or fog. (However, the last time I skied there it wasn't sunny, but rather there was a dump going down and the locals all left.  I had the hill and all of that powder almost to myself!  Uncut every run.)

The downside is the lack of snow.  There can be long dry periods between dumps and snow pack can be low.  The rocks are something to watch out for.  They are the sharpest ones I've ever seen at a ski area and can do a number on your bases.

Don't look for expert terrain, even the double diamonds are pretty tame.  The hill, though, has interesting contours and dipsy doodles that can make a day fun.  This is a great family area with plenty of open blue and green terrain.  It's worth a try if you're in the vicinity.