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Winter 2012 

White Pass Scenic Byway Spotlight

Enjoy Free Entrance to
 Mt. Rainier National Park
This Veteran's Day Weekend!
November 10 - 12

Plan Your
Winter Getaway!

  WP area lodging

Discover over 40 lodging options!  

Bed & Breakfasts

Cabins & Cottages

Vacation Rental Homes

Friendly Motels

Historic Hotels  


Click here to book your winter getaway along the Byway.  


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Destination of the Season!
White Pass Ski Area
We are excited to continue to host the lodging options for visitors to White Pass Ski Area.
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The White Pass Scenic Byway is proud to be recognized as a National Scenic Byway!

It's Time! 
Winter Recreation Awaits...   
White Pass Skier
Yes, it's that exciting time of year again!  The Byway is gearing up for all sorts of winter fun including snowshoeing, skiing and wildlife watching.  Get the lowdown on all your options with a visit to WhitePassByway.com.


This is just a sample of what you will discover:

  • Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding - Hit the slopes and find excellent snow conditions on November through April at White Pass Ski Area.  It's a must ski... and family friendly too!    

  • Snowshoeing - Each winter, summer hiking trails transform to a winter hiker's wonderland. Extensive trail systems around White Pass and the Skate Creek area offer snowshoers countless opportunities.

  • Cross Country Skiing - The White Pass area offers an intricate web of groomed cross-country trails at the White Pass Nordic Center, as well as on scenic forest roads.

  • Mt. Rainier National Park Drive Tour - This journey begins in the mountain community of Morton located on the byway and heads north to Mt. Rainier's only year-round entrance near Ashford.   

  • Wildlife Watching  - So many options!  Visit Oak Creek Feeding Station to see elk herds numbering in the hundreds. Head to Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Trail, the Cowlitz Wildlife Area's Kosmos, and Swofford Pond - home to numerous varieties of waterfowl and songbirds.


Events & Happenings Along the Byway 

Nov. 17:  SWWT Christmas Bazaar

Nov. - Dec.:  Poinsettia Extravaganza at DeGoede Bulb Farm & Gardenswinter banner

Nov. 14:  Movie Screening of "Seeking  the Greatest Good" at the Roxy Theater
Dec. 4:  Tania Opland and Mike Freeman Concert at the Roxy Theater
Dec. 5-8:  Festival of Trees at the BCJ Gallery
Dec. 7: OnStage Children's Production at the Roxy Theater - Expose: Holiday Celebrities Tell All
Dec. 8:  Christmas in the Mountains.  Festivities include hayrides, a living nativity, entertainment and a free holiday  movie at the Roxy Theater

Nov. 17:  Holiday Bake Sale and Bazaar

Dec. 1 & 2:  Holiday Craft Show
Dec. 6: Basket Making at the White Pass Country Museum

Nov. 15:  9th Annual Indian Summer Fest
Nov. 30 - Dec. 2:  2012 Chandelier Festival and Holiday Bazaar in Tieton


        Did You Know? Cutting our Christmas Tree


Permits for Christmas Trees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest go on sale November 16, for $5 each.  Make memories harvesting your own Christmas tree in the mountains!