White Pass Nordic Center

Located in the Wenatchee and Gifford Pinchot National Forests, the White Pass Nordic Center offers trails for classic cross-country, skating and snowshoeing. The terrain is suited to all ability levels.

Getting there

Drive US-12 to White Pass (4,400 ft), 20 miles east of  Packwood and 50 miles west of Yakima.

information for LEADERS

scheduling & permits

  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please use the summary section of your activity to note where you will be located within this larger ski area, and contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to 12 people.
  • This route/place should only be used for activities that will be conducted inside the ski area boundary. Please use nearby Routes & Places like White Road and  if you plan to go there.
  • Suitable Activities: Cross-country Skiing, Snowshoeing
  • Snowshoeing Category: Basic
  • Seasons: January, February, March, December
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • 4,500 ft
  • Land Manager: White Pass Ski Area
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 100
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
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Upcoming Activities

Basic Nordic Skiing Field Trip - White Pass Nordic Center

Cross-country Skiing Field trip: Basic Nordic Skiing
This activity will introduce you to the snow.
Sat, Jan 22, 2022
No Prerequisites
1 participant on waitlist 1 instructor
Registration closes Jan 20
Olympia Branch

Winter Travel Snowshoe Field Trip - White Pass Nordic Center

Snowshoeing Field trip: Basic Snowshoeing
This one day field trip will teach the techniques required to get around in snow
Sun, Jan 23, 2022
No Prerequisites
6 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Jan 21
Olympia Branch

BC Field Trip #3: Snow Travel - White Pass Nordic Center

Climbing Field trip: Basic AlpineClimbing Course
Olympia Basic Climbing Course - Snow Travel
Sun, Mar 13, 2022
No Prerequisites
0 participants 12 instructors
Registration closes Mar 11
Olympia Branch
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