Like many other areas in America that are in the northern half of the country, there’s plenty of winter excitement to be had in the Puget Sound.
From snowboarding to snowshoeing to simple ice skating, there are some great options to explore the outdoors during the winter months. Here’s a look at what’s available for the whole family.
Skiing and snowboarding
There are several popular places to get in some slope time around Puget Sound. One of the most famous is Snoqualmie Pass, which is about an hour east of Seattle. You can also go to Crystal Mountain, about two hours southeast of Seattle; and Stevens Pass, on the other city of the city about two hours to the north. All three of these places offer all the fun and amenities of the best slopes in the nation.
A particularly great guide to resorts can be found on the national Snowpak site.
Besides the three resorts listed above, there are also plentiful trails to explore. Areas such as Barclay Lake, Gold Creek Park and Lord Hill Regional Park offer places to get out the snowshoes and safely enjoy wintery scenery.
Skating in Bellevue
One great spot for skating can be found in this Puget Sound city. Open from mid-November through mid-January, the city’s rink is open for you to explore.
The rink has been open for 25 years and running and has become a fun attraction for families seeking winter fun. Dozens of families make a date to skate during the entire season, taking advantage of the rink’s great vibe and solid construction.
There are also plenty of opportunities to take lessons and some special dress-up days for that extra twist on the ice. Find out more about the rink on its website.
Area hot springs
This is a different type of winter excursion for you. There are several key hot springs around the area that bring a refreshing warm dip during the winter chill. It’s an unusual, very distinct winter way to relax and get away from it all.
Among the best-known ones are the Olympic Hot Springs in Olympic National Park, Scenic Hot Springs near Stevens Pass, and Gamma Hot Springs on the Siuattle River Trail. You can learn more about all of your hot springs options at the Go Wander Wild site.
An unusual outpost of Bavarian history, the town of Leavenworth is in the Cascade mountains and is home to fun all year round. In the wintertime, though, it gets pretty special.
Starting in November, the city is decorated in holiday finery. There are carolers, special events and a ton of Bavarian charm that is unlike most experiences you’ll see in the Puget Sound. Add the great food and drink to all of this, and you have a great place to visit as the snow falls, just as much as during the summer or fall months.
Learn all there is to know about Leavenworth at the city’s visitors’ site.
PMI Cascade is here for you during every season
As winter gets closer and closer, thoughts may turn to the care of properties as the year winds down. PMI Cascade can help property managers and homeowners with a variety of different services, at any time of the year.
Leading with excellent customer service, but also not skimping on the use of the latest technology, PMI Cascade is able to let property owners know about every aspect of their assets. We are dedicated to providing our clients with constant communication and maximized profitability while still staying within budget.
To find out more about PMI Cascade has to offer, go to our website.