This Northwest gem provides thrilling steeps, endless groomers, breathtaking scenery, gourmet dining, on-mountain ski shops, charming accommodations and the only high-speed gondola in Washington State. Averaging almost 500 inches annually, the snow here falls by the foot giving powder-hounds plenty to smile about. The resort spans over half-a-dozen peaks and lends itself to seemingly limitless options, including easy access to some of the regions best backcountry terrain. Located in the heart of the Cascade Range, next to Mt. Rainier National Park, just under two hours from Seattle.