The Pacific Northwest is a region full of lush forests, coastal beaches, and snowy mountains. This article defines the Pacific Northwest as the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington.
A large part of the PNW is dominated by the Cascade Range which is scattered with several ski resorts. Some of the snowiest resorts in North America are located in this area.
The Pacific Northwest receives so much snow, because of the storms created in the Gulf of Alaska. Cyclogenesis strengthens these Gulf storms and the jet stream pushes the storm right into the PNW.
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Here are the highest resorts in the PNW
#1 – Mt. Bachelor, OR, 9,065 ft
#2 – Timberline Lodge, OR, 8,540 ft
#3 – Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort, OR, 8,000 ft
#4 – Mt. Ashland, OR, 7,533 ft
#5 – Mt. Hood Meadows, OR, 7,300ft
#6 – Crystal Mountain, WA, 7,012 ft
#7 – Mission Ridge, WA, 6,820 ft