If you're into winter sports: skiing, boarding, snow shoeing or snowmobiling look no further than White Pass. It is by far one of the best ski hills around and it only takes 2hrs. to drive there. White Pass has 43 trails and averages 350 inches of snow per year. There are 8 lifts on the mountain to get you to your favorite trail. Adult lift tickets are $58 for full day and $44 for half day. Kids 7-12 and seniors 65-72 are $ 37 for full day and $30 half day.

If you've never skiied or boarded no worries White Pass has a great learning center with all sorts of packages to fit your needs. I just took a lesson last week and I've been skiing for a few years. If you have little one's they have child care and a pee wee ski program. And a free ski check when you're hanging at the lodge.

 There is on mountain lodging at the White Pass Village Inn and  down the hill in the nearby town of Packwood you'll find some great cabins or motels.

White pass is my favorite because there is something for everyone and it's relatively close.