The 7 Highest Ski Resorts in the Pacific Northwest

Taliana Potts | | Industry NewsIndustry News
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The Cascade Mountain Range. Credit: britannica.com

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.

Related: The Top 9 Highest Ski Resorts in Utah

Here are the highest resorts in the PNW

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#1 – Mt. Bachelor, OR, 9,065 ft

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The highest ski resort in the Pacific Northwest. Credit: facebook.com

#2 – Timberline Lodge, OR, 8,540 ft

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Timberline has an average yearly snowfall of 540 inches. Credit: facebook.com

#3 – Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort, OR, 8,000 ft

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Credit: facebook.com

#4 – Mt. Ashland, OR, 7,533 ft

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Credit: mtashland.com

#5 – Mt. Hood Meadows, OR, 7,300ft

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Mt. Hood Meadows is one of the largest ski resorts in Oregon. Credit: rootsrated.com

#6 – Crystal Mountain, WA, 7,012 ft

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The highest ski resort in Washington. Credit: crystalmountainresort.com

#7 – Mission Ridge, WA, 6,820 ft

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Mission Ridge receives some of the lightest snow in Washington. Credit: onthesnow.com

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