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White Pass Ski Resort

White Pass Ski Resort

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

76

Rank in
Region

10

Rank in
State

5

Best time for snow at
White Pass Ski Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at White Pass Ski Resort

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 380" per year
Snow Quality Rank

73

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

31

White Pass Ski Resort is ranked No. 31 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

16.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

25.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

10.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

31

White Pass Ski Resort is ranked No. 31 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

73

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of White Pass Ski Resort

Core Strengths
Snow Volume
rank
31
score
69.6
Snow Quality
rank
73
score
61.1
Overall
rank
76
score
62.9

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

2050 ft

6550 ft
Base Elevation: 4500 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at White Pass Ski Resort

White Pass has no detail snow data, but the resort claim of 380 inches is consistent with other Cascade mountain passes in Washington State. The key risk to snow conditions is not drought but rain. This is a minor issue for the locals, who can sit out the wet weather and wait to ski the next week’s dump. It does, however, make planning a big trip involving air travel here more of a gamble. Elevation range of 4,500 - 6,500 is higher than some Washington areas so rain risk should be somewhat less. White Pass is the local area for Yakima, so midweek powder should be much less competitive than at the areas closer to Seattle.

Accumulation and Preservation

With ample snowfall White Pass should have a very good early season track record. It's also half north facing, more favorable exposure than most Cascade areas. Nonetheless January and February are likely the most reliable months at White Pass.