Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area is located in the Olympic National Park, 17 miles south of Port Angeles, Washington, one of only two remaining lift operations in the National Parks. Rising a mile high, Hurricane Ridge offers winter recreation and activities and features winter vistas unmatched anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. It is a small, family oriented ski area, offering to residents and visitors alike a quality winter sports experience, without the high cost or congestion of most ski areas.  The Ridge boasts some groomed areas, but for the accomplished skier or snowboarder the steeps, bowls and glades are well worth the effort it takes to get there.  With a summit elevation of 5,240 feet, the average annual snowfall is 400-plus inches. Check out our video roll below to see what to expect on your visit.


We have 3 surface lifts at Hurricane Ridge.

“The Bunny” our beginner lift. A rope tow.

“The Intermediate. Another rope tow

“The Poma” A platter lift

Watch the videos below if you are unfamiliar with how to ride this type of lifts.

Pro Tip. Wear a durable leather glove for riding the rope tows. Kinco brand gloves and mitts are the locals choice

Hurricane Ridge Youtube Playlist

How To Ride A Poma Lift

How To Ride A Poma On A Snowboard

How To Ride A Rope Tow On A Snowboard