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Winter 2013   

White Pass Scenic Byway Spotlight

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Winter Getaway!


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Featured Destination:
The 94,000+ acre Oak Creek Wildlife Area was established to preserve winter homes and feeding for the Yakima herd of elk, numbering over 3,000.

Elk are fed daily at 1:30 pm. Visitor Center hours 9am - 4pm
Oak Creek Feeding station
2 miles west of the Hwy 12 and  Hwy 410 intersection near Naches.
Celebrate Winter at the
White Pass Winter Carnival 
March 2 & 3


Head up to White Pass Ski Area for the 27th Annual White Pass Winter Carnival. Celebrate the last weeks of winter with the spectacular interactive snow castle, carnival games and races, world-class snow sculptures, fireworks, and live music. The Winter Carnival is routinely rated among the best winter events in the Pacific Northwest!


Will you be taking the kids this year?  For more information about having a great family experience at the Carnival, read this Parent's Perspective article on the event.

The event centerpiece is a gigantic snow castle located in the base area.  Admittance to the castle and the surrounding snow sculptures is free and open to the public.  Live music, a torchlight parade and fireworks highlight festivities on Saturday night and various fundraising games and races support Children's Miracle Network and the White Pass Volunteer Ski Patrol. Find More events at White Pass here.


2013 Winter Events and Activities


March 3      The Illusion of Elvis at Morton's Roxy Theater

March 23    Everyone Knows What  a Dragon Looks Like at Morton's Roxy Theater

April 13       High Class at White Pass Wine Festival

April 21       2nd Annual Rain Festival at Morton's Roxy Theater

April 22-26   Free Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park in honor of National Park Week

April 27-28   Frost Bite Hang Gliding at Dog Mountain 


Find your Favorite Snowshoe Trail!

Representing over one hundred miles of terrain, thirteen snowshoe treks are featured on WhitePassByway,com for your winter recreation pleasure.  Along with trail descriptions, find out the difficulty level, elevation gain and exactly where to park your vehicle. From the Randle area east to the Rimrock Lake region, find a trail to suit your experience and taste. Many of these routes are great for cross country skiing too!

If you're looking for more groomed trails with services close by, try the White Pass Nordic Center, open Thursday - Sunday and holidays from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

As always, check road and trail conditions before heading out - and carry supplies and the ten essentials with you on your trip!