Winter

WINTER IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON


Offering year-round adventure, Central Washington continues to be a top destination when the snow falls. Dust off those skis or snowshoes and experience our area's winter wonderland on the ultimate weekend getaway. Glide through wintry forests or cozy up in local cafes and apr├ęs ski favorites. There are plenty of ways to enjoy a winter escape to Central Washington!

Snowmobiling
For snowshoeing experts up to the challenge, Kittitas County offers an unparalleled choice of challenging backcountry terrain. Here are some notable places for the bold snowshoe fan to explore.
Skiing
Downhill skiers and snowboarders can find their fill of excitement at The Summit at Snoqualmie ski area in Snoqualmie Pass, located about an hour east of Seattle (approx. 50 miles) and an hour west of Ellensburg.
Snow Camping
For snowshoeing experts up to the challenge, Central Washington offers an unparalleled choice of challenging backcountry terrain. If rugged outdoor adventure is what you are all about...
Retail Shopping
Central Washington knows how to shop and we'll show you where! Ellensburg is a place just past where the highway speeds by. It is a downtown rich with historic architecture. It is a place where art...
Excursion Vendors
Make a splash during your time in Central Washington by booking a thrilling rafting excursion on the Yakima River. We have top-notch guides ready to take you out on the local waters.
Galleries
Central Washington's history is just as diverse as the region itself. Born in the golden days of the coal mining and railroad industries, local history now includes a nationally acclaimed rodeo and a famous saloon...
Museums
Central Washington's history is just as diverse as the region itself. Born in the golden days of the coal mining and railroad industries, local history now includes a nationally acclaimed rodeo and a famous saloon...
Order Online
Shop Kittitas County Online aims to build bridges between our region and the people who love it, supporting our local business owners and artisans through a platform that allows them to market their...
Backcountry Snowshoeing
For snowshoeing experts up to the challenge, Kittitas County offers an unparalleled choice of challenging backcountry terrain...
Sledding & Tubing
We are lucky to have the mountains close by. And when there is fresh snow starting to dump in the hills, it's the perfect time to start thinking about adding a sledding or tubing...
Winter Activities
If you wait all year for that first snowflake to fall, then Central Washington is for YOU! When the cold and snow start, recreation options heat up in Washington!
Central Washington's Outdoor Winter Wonderland
The long awaited Winter season has finally arrived! We're thrilled to be back in the snow...
Tips for Winter Recreation Safety in Central Washington
Winter has overtaken Central Washington, and outdoor recreation lovers are thrilled!


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From the mighty Columbia River to the snow-capped Cascade Mountains, Kittitas County is a premier destination for outdoor adventure, sunshine, and unique cultural offerings.
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