Ski Areas in Washington

-The heart of the American Pacific Northwest, the State of Washington has a total of 17 ski areas ranging in size from tiny “town hills’ to gigantic “mega resorts”. This is a diverse region with wet and plentiful snow in the Western Cascades, and dry smooth snow in the Central and Eastern parts of the state.

Badger Mountain (WA)

Resort Classification: (Class 1) Town Hill

Badger Mountain Ski Hill is a small ski area near the town of Waterville, Washington. It is located on the Northeastern flank of Badger Mountain in the Eastern Cascade Range.

Badger Mountain Ski Area is Operated, and Maintained by the Waterville Lions Club.

Badger Mountain Ski Hill generally operates from January – March each year. Badger Mountain offers 3 lift options; Bunny Hill (tow rope), “B” Hill (Tow Rope), and  “A” Hill (T-Bar). Other runs are accessible off these three main runs.

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Famous For:

-The lowest lift ticket price in all of North America at $10 per person!


Infamous For:

-Very short snow season of January-March.

-Low annual snowfall and no snow making.

-Limited hours, only 11am-4pm.


Closest town with lodging:

The closest town with lodging for this ski area is: Waterville, Washington has one historic hotel and is 6 miles away.


Closest City with An Airport:

The closest major city with a commercial airport for this ski area is: Pangborn Memorial Airport is 25 miles South in the town of Wenatchee, WA.


Season Pass Reciprocation:

Badger Mountain has no known season pass reciprocation or pass alliances.

Mtn stats



Base Elevation: 3,145ft

Peak Elevation: 3,470ft

Vertical Drop: 325ft

Skiable Acreage: 20

Annual Snowfall: 100″

Number of Trails: 5


Terrain Stats



Beginner Terrain: 33%

Intermediate Terrain: 34%

Advanced  Terrain: 33%

Expert Terrain: 00%

Av. Opening Date: Early Jan

Av. Closing Date: Mid Mar


Chair Lifts



Low Speed Doubles: 0

Low Speed Triples: 0

Low Speed Quads: 0

High Speed Quads: 0

High Speed 6 Packs: 0

High Speed 8 Packs: 0


Other Lifts



Rope Tows: 2

Magic Carpets: 0

T-Bar / Pomas: 1

Gondolas / Trams: 0

Chondolas: 0

Snow Cats: 0




Lift tickets! The lowest in North America!

  • Snow Making
  • Night Skiing
  • Snow Tubing
  • Nordic Trails
  • Backcountry Gates
  • Uphill Traffic Allowed



Rope tows and 1 T-bar lift.

  • Ski Lessons
  • Snowboard Lessons
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Snowboarding Allowed
  • Small Terrain Park
  • Big Terrain Park



Sledding tickets for whole family!

  • Slopeside Lodging
  • Free Parking
  • RV Camping Allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Cell Service
  • Pass Reciprocation

This chart represents the different difficulties of terrain.

Beginner Runs


Intermediate Runs


Advanced Runs


Expert Runs



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SNow life ratings system.

Below is a series of ratings for this ski resort that is based upon the opinion of skiers and snowboarders directly associated with the Snow Life network of web pages. These ratings are based on personal experience from us actually going there and shredding it up. If an NR appears instead of the rating, it means we haven’t shred there yet, but rest assured, it’s on the list!!! Ratings are from 1-10, with 1 being poor, and 10 being the best.

sl rating:   NR




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Gotta time this one right, the ski area is only open weekends and holidays from January to March.

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Resort hours and location

Below are the operating hours for the lift system during the Winter Season according to this ski resort.


1775 Baseline Rd, Waterville, WA. 98858

Holidays: 11am – 4pm

Weekends: 11am – 4pm

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