Snow Much Fun in the Pacific Northwest: Outdoor Winter Activities in the JBLM Area

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Adventure seekers and snow enthusiasts unite! We know the promise of snow can be daunting, especially if you’re not used to the winter weather yet. However, snow days in the Pacific Northwest are absolutely magical if you know how to spend them! From serene snow shoeing to adrenaline pumping skiing; the PNW becomes a playground for those eager to embrace the chill and make the most of all that winter has to offer. Let’s explore the exciting array of snow activities that make winter in the JBLM area an absolute delight!

Before heading out for a day in the snow, always be sure to check the mountain pass reports on the Washington State Transportation website for pass closures and delays.

Summit at Snoqualmie Tubing Park: Make memories with the whole family at this fun-filled tubing park! There’s over 20 lanes and a lift to take you back to the top of the hill so you and the little ones don’t get too tired out. Head over to their website to learn more and get tickets: *Opening day is TBD and dependant on natural snow fall.

Leavenworth Ski Hill: Another great place to hit the slopes! This historic facility has a tubing park and also boasts two runs for skiing and snowboarding, along with Nordic trails and snowshoeing.

White Pass: Located just outside of Mt. Rainier National Park, this local gem really has it all. They’ve got tubing, skiing slopes, and snowshoe tours; all topped with a view of Mount Rainier!

Snow Daze Community Event January 14th, 21st, 28th- Camp Koinonia: This one day only event will surely become an instant cherished memory for you and the family! Hang out around the fire, drink some hot cocoa, and enjoy some awesome sledding at this beautiful campground. Head on over to the lodge to warm up between sessions. Sounds like the perfect day if you ask us!

Franklin Falls SnowShoe Trail: Looking for something a little more self-lead? Rent some snowshoes from the Outdoor Rec Center on JBLM or the local REI and head on out to Franklin Falls! When the conditions are right, be sure to head out to North Bend for an easy snowshoe trail with a picturesque iced over waterfall. The suggested route can be found here:

Whether you're a seasoned snow sports enthusiast or a casual winter adventurer, there's an abundance of exhilarating experiences waiting for you amidst the snow-covered scenery. Be sure to snap some pics of your snow day adventures and use hashtag #BaseHubsExplores for a chance to be featured on our social media pages. Stay warm and have fun!