Mission Ridge Ski Area. Four lifts, 33 downhill runs, powder snow, and some 30 miles of marked cross-country trails make Mission Ridge one of Washington's most popular ski areas. There's a 2,100-foot vertical drop, and the snowmaker scatters whiteness from the top to bottom slopes during the season. Snowboarding is allowed. Lift tickets cost $53 per day. 7500 Mission Ridge Rd., Wenatchee, WA, 98807. 509/663–6543; 800/374–1693 snow conditions. www.missionridge.com. mid-Nov.–Apr., Thurs.–Mon. 9–4 (daily during school breaks).
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